Occupational Therapy Admissions InformationThe following PDFs include program information including admissions info, program prerequisites & requirements, student expectations, and tuition rates for our Occupational Therapy degree offerings.
Due to the popularity of our OT Program, we recommend that you submit your online application as early as possible. Deadlines listed below are for online applications. Acceptance decisions are not made until all admissions elements are received and reviewed by the admissions committee. Applications are reviewed once all elements are received.
See our school's admissions page to apply to our Occupational Therapy Programs.
Please note: The Occupational Therapy Department will be changing our admissions process and using OTCAS for the next admissions cycle. OTCAS should launch in mid-July. Please continue to check this website for updates.
Selection is based on a two part process. The first level involves a screening of recommendation letters, GPA, observation reactions, service, application essays, and volunteer experience in Occupational Therapy. Applications making it to the second level will be asked to make a 4-5 minute video responding to specific prompts provided by the Department.
The Applicant will be invited via email to continue to this second level. Directions and the prompts will be emailed to the applicant. Applicants must post their video within the specified timeframe given in the email in order to be considered.
We are looking for students who are leaders, service-oriented and compassionate. Applicants need to have effective stress management and time management skills as this is a rigorous gradate program. Occupational therapy applicants do not need to be specifically artistic, but they should be high in mechanical aptitude, resourcefulness, and critical thinking. We feel it is our obligation to assure quality care of patients by preparing students who meet these qualifications.
Loma Linda University was established to provide education in a distinctive Christian environment, and our students are expected to have adopted Christian ethical standards as a basis for their conduct. It must be understood further that, in harmony with the University's emphasis on health and the health professions and the practices of the supporting church, that applicants who use tobacco, alcoholic beverages, or narcotics should not expect to be admitted.
Number of acceptances per year: 45
Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.00
Minimum science GPA: 3.00
Upon satisfactory completion of the entry-level MOT degree—including completion of Level II fieldwork within twenty-four months following completion of academic preparation and upon recommendation of the faculty—the graduate is eligible to take the national certification examination administered by The National Board for Certification for Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). The board offers computerized examinations on demand throughout the year.
Many states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are based on the results of the NBCOT certification examination. The American Occupational Therapy Association provides recognition essential to the practice of occupational therapy in the United States and most foreign countries. Information about qualifying examinations can be obtained at the office of the department chair.
When the graduate applies to write the certification examination with the NBCOT, he/she will be asked to answer questions related to the topic of felonies. Felony convictions may affect a candidate's ability to sit for the national certification examination or attain state licensure. For further information on these limitations, contact NBCOT at 800 South Frederick Avenue, Suite 200, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4150; or telephone (301) 990-7979. Graduates practicing in the state of California must acquire licensure from the California Board of Occupational Therapy. For further information, contact CBOT at (916) 322-3394; E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The office address is 444 N. 3rd Street, Suite 410, Sacramento, CA 95814.
We are available Monday to Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
You may also leave a voicemail, if you do not reach us, or email the program advisor directly, and we will contact you back at our earliest convenience.
Phone: (909) 558-4628
Fax: (909) 558-0239