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Welcome to the Occupational Therapy Program at Stony Brook University and Stony Brook at Southampton

We hope that the information provided here will help you understand the program of study, admission requirements and answer some frequently asked questions about occupational therapy.

Stony Brook's Occupational Therapy is a recognized accredited program in a nationally acclaimed university. Consistent with the School of Health Technology and Management's Mission Statement, we, in the Occupational Therapy program provide the highest quality education that fosters inter-disciplinary research, critical thinking, evidence-based practice and leadership.

The School of Health Technology and Management’s Occupational Therapy Program is a graduate 3-year program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and has two campus sites, Stony Brook and Stony Brook at Southampton. Each year we admit 30 students as a cohort group per campus site, for a total of 60 students admitted into our program.   Upon graduation, students earn a  Master's of Science  degree in Occupational Therapy.

Graduates of this program will receive a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy. Graduates will be able to sit for the national certification examination for occupational therapists administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT), the Web Address for NBCOT is and this link ( to NBCOT database provides information about our program.

On behalf of the faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the Occupational Therapy Program at Stony Brook University, I would like to wish you well on your journey towards becoming an occupational therapist and I hope you seriously consider making Stony Brook your choice. I encourage you to browse through this website and enjoy the videos and pictures posted by our students, as well as their monthly SOTA newsletters which can all be found under the tab of Student Perspectives.

Please consider visiting us at one of our monthly Information Sessions or by making an appointment to meet a member of the faculty individually.


Eva Rodriguez , PhD., OTR/L