Jennifer Moore, PhD, OTR/L Interim Chair and Associate Professor
Welcome from the Director
The Occupational Therapy Program at the University of Central Arkansas has a long and distinguished history. Continually accredited since 1974 by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), this program boasts excellent pass rates on the National Board Certification for Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam and highly successful employment rates. The program offers many opportunities for student engagement with clients, community and professional service, and participation in faculty and independent research projects. The curriculum and accompanying educational experiences prepares students to become independent practitioners, capable of competently assessing and addressing the occupational needs of individuals, groups, and society. As a graduate of UCA you will join a highly regarded and sought after force of occupational therapy practitioners and leaders, eligible for certification and practice virtually anywhere in the nation.
The beautiful campus of the University of Central Arkansas is located in Conway, a
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community of nearly 60,000, just 30 miles west of Arkansas’ capitol, Little Rock. With an enrollment of approximately
11, 500, a broad range of baccalaureate and master’s degree programs, as well a select doctoral degrees are offered. The Department of Occupational Therapy is housed in the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences which affords interprofessional learning opportunities with other health-related departments in our college such as dietetics, health education, nursing, physical therapy, psychology, speech-language pathology, and athletic training.
Students in the Occupational Therapy Program are instructed by highly qualified and experienced full time faculty, 80% of whom hold earned doctoral degrees. On average, each faculty member has more than 20 years of practice experience and continues to be an actively engaged provider of occupational therapy services. Faculty members are also active in research, studying in topic areas such as: secondary education transition planning, approaches to neurological problems, obesity, fall prevention, ergonomics, use of occupation, and effective pedagogical methods. Moreover, they are recognized for their leadership contributions to the profession. Our remarkable faculty and fieldwork educators make it their priority to educate future leaders in the profession who design, advocate, market, and provide occupation-based intervention programs to improve the health and well-being of those they serve.
I invite you to review the information on this website; I am certain that you will agree that the Occupational Therapy Program has much to offer you as a future occupational therapy practitioner.
Jennifer Moore, PhD, OTR
Interim Chair and Associate Professor
The Department of Occupational Therapy graduated a total of 137 Master of Occupational Therapy students from 2011-2013 (45, 46, 46 respectively). Our graduation rates for those years were 100%, 94%, and 96%. Program data results are available at the National Board of Certified Occupational Therapy Examiners (NBCOT) at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx.
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
(301) 652-AOTA (2682) www.acoteonline.org