Lead the Future of OT

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Program

  • 100% NBCOT-OTR exam pass rate in 20171
  • Groundbreaking research opportunities
  • Hands-on training with emerging rehab technology
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Why Stanbridge?

Find your calling as a leader in Occupational Therapy (OT)

In the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program, you’ll learn new and innovative ways to help those in need accomplish what they love to do most. Under the guidance of expert faculty, you’ll have the opportunities to apply core OT concepts to groundbreaking research projects, practice with emerging rehab technology and gain the confidence to lead in a dynamic and in-demand profession.

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Video: Occupational Therapy Student Enhances Adaptive Surfing Camp

Occupational Therapy Student Enhances Adaptive Surfing Camp

Video: Occupational Therapy Community Engagement Student Fellowship with the WAVES Project

Occupational Therapy Community Engagement Student Fellowship with the WAVES Project

Video: Occupational Therapy Students Earns Federal Recognition For Service

Occupational Therapy Students Earns Federal Recognition For Service

Video: Stanbridge OT Grad Student Receives CAPPS Memorial Scholarship

Stanbridge OT Grad Student Receives CAPPS Memorial Scholarship

Video: California Campus Compact: OT Student Fellows Help Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

California Campus Compact: OT Student Fellows Help Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Video: A Celebration of Achievement: Commencement Exercises

A Celebration of Achievement: Commencement Exercises

Blaze New Trails in Occupational Therapy Research

Research with universities across the country, local community partners, and emerging technology to explore and solve issues with OT concepts and practices. Previous graduate thesis studies include human behavior in deep-space exploration, mentorship of young adults with intellectual disabilities, and MusicGlove™ Therapy for children.

Stanbridge Student OT Association

Join a collaborative, active, and engaging group of fellow OT students and work together to serve local community needs and raise awareness of occupational therapy.

Driving Simulation Lab

In the first Driving Simulation Lab in Orange County, you can gain a unique, hands-on education in driving assessments and treatments. Learn how to help clients who have experienced strokes and other neurological incidents with the multidimensional aspects of the occupation of driving.

Virtual Reality Meets Classroom Concepts

Experience the next innovation in learning inside one of the largest virtual reality labs for medical training in the U.S. Delve into high-fidelity, virtual-holographic 3D models and animations of over 1,000 biological and anatomical structures.

Sensory Immersion Lab

The Sensory Immersion Lab offers you a first-hand exposure to new occupational therapy treatments for persons with mental illness, dementia, as well as children with autism and other sensory disorders.

Eight Real-World Therapy Skills Labs

Immerse yourself in fully-equipped, simulated home environments for hands-on education with therapy equipment, tools and assessments used in the field.

Multi-Term NBCOT OTR Exam preparation

With a 100% NBCOT-OTR exam pass rate in 2017,1 we’re committed to your success. Throughout each term you’ll prepare for the next step after graduation.

Small Class Sizes with High Faculty-to-Student Ratio

Learning in small groups in your clinical labs optimizes your time with instructors and gives you a deeper understanding of skills.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Gain a competitive edge as you learn OTA/OTR treatment dynamics by training and collaborating with students from our Occupational Therapy Assistant program.

Serve Your Community with Your Skills

Providing the local community with healthcare services brings concepts learned in class to life in real healthcare environments.

An Early Focus on Career Development

One-on-one guidance gives you the tools to make a positive, lasting impression on future potential employers.

Innovative Digital Classrooms

Each classroom operates with a SMART Board, laptop workstations, and digital exams with instant score results. Access to online PowerPoint presentations with note-saving availability, instant student polling and the digital Learning Resource System heightens the academic experience

The Writing Center

In your graduate program, having exemplary writing skills is crucial to your academic success and career growth. The Stanbridge University Writing Center gives you access to support and resources that will help you improve and develop your paper writing. With best practices for developing and expressing ideas, learning the APA format, and improving punctuation and grammar usage, our goal is to help you better prepare for your coursework, research, thesis presentations, or capstone research.

Inside the Classroom

Masters OT students California

Hands-on demonstrations of emerging rehabilitation technology like Flint Rehabilitations MusicGlove™ lets students learn new and creative ways to treat clients.

Masters OT Virtual Reality Learning

In the Virtual Reality Lab, you can interact with high-fidelity, 3D models to gain an in-depth look at the inner workings of anatomy and biology.

Masters OT students movement analysis

Students utilize a canoeing activity in the Newport Bay Harbor to practice activity analysis and limb control to determine typical movement patterns.

Masters OT students scuba therapy

As part of their service learning project, OT students traveled to Catalina Island to partner with the Wounded American Veterans Experience SCUBA Project to help combat wounded veterans with amputations, spinal cord injuries, PTSD, and traumatic brain injuries lead more meaningful lives using SCUBA therapy.

Masters OT students life skills

Students partner with the Life College program to get real-world client treatment experience as they work with young adults with intellectual disabilities to teach them independent living skills.

Masters OT students cadaver lab

OT students learn in-depth human anatomy from synthetic and real cadavers in the Human Cadaver Lab on campus.

OT students research NASA

In partnership with Fordham University, OT students research human behavioral readiness for deep space exploration for the Mission to Mars, under the mentorship of NASA astronaut and visiting professor Dr. Yvonne Cagle (far right) and Dean of the Graduate School of Social Service at Fordham University, Dr. Debora McPhee (center).

Master OT students thesis

Graduate students presented their thesis research at the 100 Year Starship Symposium.

Master OT students driving simulation

The Driving Simulation Lab on campus helps train OT students to work with clients who need assistance with safe driving.

Masters OT simulation patients

In the Simulation Lab, instructors lend a voice to the high-fidelity simulation manikins, testing their students with real-time patient feedback.

Stanbridge Student Occupational Therapy Association

The Stanbridge Student Occupational Therapy Association (SSOTA) executive board leads fellow students in working together to promote OT to the local community while hosting networking and service events.

California masters OT beach exercises

OT students practice range of motion exercises on the beach.

California masters OT simulated home

One of the Therapy Skills Labs features simulated environments including a bathroom and kitchen to practice helping clients at home.

Masters OT team building

Confidence and communication skills—two things vital for a good OT are fostered through team building activities at the Orange County Ropes Course.

Students practice client care on a high-fidelity human simulator as an instructor provides them with real-time feedback by speaking through the manikin.

Students practice client care on a high-fidelity human simulator as an instructor provides them with real-time feedback by speaking through the manikin.

Masters OT mobility limitations

Stanbridge OT students visited local beaches, stores, and gyms to experience how mobility limitations impact daily life for the clients they serve.

California OT Masters graduation

Students celebrate their academic achievement with their loved ones and program faculty at their hooding ceremony.

Masters OT therapy skills lab

Students develop their skills by training with professional therapy adaptive equipment in this Therapy Skills Lab.

Masters OT California professional network

Students enjoy social and professional networking events on the Stanbridge University campus.

Nursing Program High Tech Classroom

Classrooms equipped with advanced learning technology, including SMART Boards, help students focus on their coursework and instruction.

Stanbridge University Student Resource Center

The Learning Resource Center provides students with private collaboration rooms, quiet study rooms, and a computer lab.

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