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HELPING Occupational therapy is a science-driven, evidence-based profession that enables people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health and prevent — or live better with — illness, injury or disability (American Occupational Therapy Association, 2010).

IN‑DEMAND PROFESSION Employment of occupational therapists is expected to increase much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average annual salary for occupational therapists is over $70,000. Job opportunities include acute hospitals, rehabilitation and orthopedic settings, and schools. Driver rehabilitiation, training for the elderly, ergonomic consulting, and health and wellness are emerging practice areas for occupational therapy. Milligan MSOT graduates have a

100% job placement at the time of graduation. LEADERSHIP & PRACTICE Our mission is to prepare occupational therapists as servant-leaders who engage in scholarship, contribute to the profession, and offer clinical expertise to the underserved local and global communities. To that end, Milligan’s MSOT program will prepare you with critical thinking and clinical skills to assume

leadership roles in clinical practice,

administration, research, and education. The program is holistic in nature and integrates both theory and practice in the art and science of occupational therapy. Partnerships with regional, state, and national health care systems, hospitals, clinics, and non-profit organizations provide a wide range of professional experiences for our MSOT students.


One of fastest growing professions

Milligan’s MSOT program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, P.O.

Annual median salary of

Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220. ACOTE’s telephone number is

over $70,000


21/2 year graduate program

100% job placement rate

ACOTE accredited

“I’ve had the best faculty, as well as access to some very distinguished fieldwork sites.” ̶ BROOKE

CURRICULUM & SCHEDULE The program is a full-time two-and-a-half year program, including fieldwork experiences. Courses meet four days a week (Monday through Thursday). The 79-hour curriculum includes coursework in three essential components: BASIC SKILLS: This component is foundational and includes applied science courses, research methods and design, and an introduction to the profession of occupational therapy. OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PROCESS: The core includes the study of occupation, typical life span development, and wellness with integration of the major theories and practice methods of occupational therapy. Major topics dealing with disease processes, the physical and psychosocial impact of dysfunction, wellness, assessment, intervention, and adaptation are incorporated. CAPSTONE EXPERIENCES: Capstone topics include administration and leadership, professional development, directed research, and Level II Fieldwork. The student is also expected to complete either an original research project or an individual master’s thesis.

NATIONAL CERTIFICATION As a graduate of our program, you will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination, administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, you will be an Occupational Therapist Registered (OTR). Most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Exam.

CARING FACULTY Teaching you is more than a job to our faculty — it’s a mission. The faculty are dedicated Christian professionals who go above and beyond to challenge you and stretch your mind. They bring real world experience into the classroom every day because they continue to work in the fields they teach. Small class sizes provide personal interaction, exceptional training, and hands-on lab experience that will prepare you for success as an occupational therapist.

ADMISSION Milligan’s MSOT program is designed for students who have an earned bachelor’s degree, which can be in a variety of


academic areas, some of which include human performance and exercise science, human relations, development, sociology, biology, and psychology. Regardless of major, applicants must have completed

prerequisite courses

in math and science (9-12 hrs including 8 hrs of Anatomy and Physiology), social science (9 hrs including Intro to Psychology, Intro to Sociology, or Intro to Anthropology; and Human Development or Developmental Psychology), communication (6 hrs), medical terminology (1-3 hrs), computer literacy (3 hrs), as well as observation experience in occupational therapy. Contact us for specific details and to see what courses you might still need. :: 423.975.8010 ::




Milligan is a flourishing liberal arts college with a distinctively different approach to higher education. Everything we do encourages students to reflect on what it means to be servant-leaders. Milligan offers traditional undergraduate programs in more than 30 majors plus graduate and professional studies.

Our 1,200 students come from more than 30 states and 14 nations, so you’ll find students with similar interests as yourself, as well as those of different cultures and viewpoints.

Students are involved in a variety of service projects and mission work throughout the world. Many classes encourage service learning, and various student organizations lead service projects.


RESIDENCE LIFE 80% of traditional students live on campus in one of six residence halls or student apartments, creating a true collegiate environment. With more than 40 social, service, honorary, and professional organizations on campus, there is something for everyone.

Milligan’s cost is below the national average and most of our students receive generous financial aid. Undergraduate costs (same for in-state and out-of-state) for 2011-12: Tuition: $24,630 per year; Fees: $900 per year; Room and Board: $5,650 per year. Costs for the following year are announced each February. See



You get the best of both worlds at Milligan. Our picturesque campus is located in beautiful northeast Tennessee, within minutes of restaurants, shopping, theatres, and cultural activities, as well as plenty of outdoor adventures like hiking, skiing, and more.



Many majors offer internships, which grant college credit and work experience prior to graduation. Students can also go beyond geographical and cultural boundaries through study abroad and offcampus learning.

Milligan is consistently named one of the Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the South in “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report and one of the nation’s Top 100 Baccalaureate Colleges by Washington Monthly. The college also is recognized as a College of Distinction.

ACCREDITATION Milligan College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelors and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Milligan College.

FACULTY Our faculty are respected and caring Christian scholars. 80% hold doctorates. A low studentfaculty ratio offers personal attention.



Milligan is named one of the Best Buys in the South among baccalaureate colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Approximately 95 percent of Milligan students receive financial aid, including academic scholarships, athletic scholarships, and need-based grants. See

Milligan has over 23 intercollegiate sports and in the past 10 years has won more than 50 conference titles and made 58 NAIA tournament appearances. Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field. Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball.

Raise YOUR World A PREMIER CHRISTIAN LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE 800.262.8337 :: :: Elizabethton‑Johnson City, TN

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS Accounting Allied Health Sciences Applied Finance & Accounting Art Bible Biology Business Administration Certificate in Leadership Chemistry Child & Youth Development Child Life Childrenʼs Ministry Christian Ministry Coaching Communications Computer Information Systems Digital Media Early Childhood Education Economics Education Elementary Education English Ethnic Studies Exercise Science Film Studies Fine Arts Fitness & Wellness French German Greek Health Care Administration History Humanities Human Performance & Exercise Science Intercultural Studies Interdisciplinary Honors International Business Interpersonal & Public Communication Jazz Studies Language Arts Leadership Legal Studies Management Marketing Mathematics Ministry Missions Multimedia Journalism Music Music Education Music Ministry Nursing Philosophy Photography Physical Education Physical Science Political Science Public Relations Psychology Public Leadership & Service Sociology Spanish Special Education Sports Management Theatre Arts Womenʼs Studies Worship Leadership Worship Ministry Youth Ministry Graduate & Professional Studies Master of Business Administration Master of Education M.S. in Occupational Therapy Bachelorʼs in Business Administration Bachelorʼs in Early Childhood Educ. Bachelorʼs in Computer Info Systems

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