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Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) - Course Overview

Duration: 2.0 yrs |Mode: Regular|Avg. Fees: 2,50,000 / Year

28 courses |19 colleges

About Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)

Masters of Occupational Theory is a postgraduate program which is also known as physical therapy. Masters of Occupational Theory is a science of cure and rehabilitation of the emotionally, mentally and physically challenged and disabled individual. The course offers specializations as below:

  • MOT - Neuro Rehabilitation
  • MOT - Hand & Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • MOT - Development Disabilities
  • MOT - Mental Health & Psychosocial Rehabilitation

The main focus area of occupational theory is education, environmental adaptation, and the right treatment for the clients. The recovery may involve an activity, mental or physical through the use of therapeutic methods, orthotics, assistive technology and others. 

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum Qualification Required: Bachelors in Physiotherapy/ Occupational Therapy or any other relevant field.
  • Minimum Marks Required: 50%

MOT Admission Process:

  • Admission to the MOT program is on the basis of marks obtained in the last qualifying exam.

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Syllabus

First Year:

Research Methodology

Application of Occupational Therapy

Theory of Rehabilitation

Role of Occupational Therapy in Physical Dysfunctions

Assessment and Management

O.T Clinics

Role of Occupational Therapy in Mental Health




Second Year:

Administration Management & Ethical Issues

Pedagogy in Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy in Musculoskeletal Disorders 1

Presentations/ O.T. Clinics

Assessment and Management 2

Occupational Therapy in Musculoskeletal Disorders

Career Options and Job Prospects

After the completion of Masters of Occupational Theory, candidates can look for jobs both in private and public sector. Given below is a list of suitable employment areas for postgraduates:

  • Public and Private Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation Units
  • Consultation Services
  • Research Institutions
  • Private Practice
  • Special Schools
  • Industrial Medical Facilities
  • De-Addiction Centres
  • Psychiatric Clinics
  • Workplace Health and Safety Units

The entry-level salary of a fresher is Rs. 3 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh. However, with sufficient professional experience, one can expect really good salary packages. Interested candidates can also go for advanced courses like Ph.D. (Occupational Therapy). Here’s a list of popular job roles after completing Master of Occupational Therapy course:

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Teacher
  • Professor
  • Medical Record Manager 

Top Recruiters:

  • Help Age India
  • Apollo Hospital
  • Fortis Hospital
  • Medybiz Pvt. Ltd
  • Talwalkars Pantaloon Fitness Pvt.Ltd
  • Hosmat Hospital