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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Occupational Therapy Program



iconThe Occupational Therapy Program at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University provides an exceptional graduate level education to students preparing to enter the OT profession. Watch the video to hear from students, faculty and alumni about their experiences.


Program Highlights

Downstate eMarket

For your convenience, use the SUNY Downstate eMarket to pay for The Occupational Therapy Program's Continuing Education/OT, Early Intervention, and Program Fund account.

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Important Program Admissions Announcements

SUNY Downstate’s Occupational Therapy Program requires letter grades for all pre-requisite grades; however, we understand that many colleges and universities have moved to a pass/fail grading system due to the impact of the coronavirus. 

In response, we will accept a maximum of two pass/fail grades taken during the spring and/or summer of 2020 for the 2020-2021 program admissions cycle. 

If a pass/fail course is being utilized to fulfill a pre-requisite course it must be accompanied by a letter of academic performance from the course instructor.  If the letter of academic performance is not provided, the program reserves the right to reject the course(s) for admission consideration

Should you have any further questions, please feel free to email:

**Need Volunteering Experience? 

Applicants who have not been able to gain volunteering/shadowing experiences or have a limited number of volunteering/shadowing hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic & recommended safety regulations can supplement their experiences by taking the optional online volunteering experience modules by the Occupational Therapy Program at SUNY Downstate through the URL. The course link is presently being updated and revised.  Stay tuned.  

Annual NBCOT Review Course

03/13/21 & 03/14/21

Online registration will be available shortly! (Seats are limited)

Program Information Sessions Are Now Online!