Occupational Therapy Schools in New York


Columbia University

Programs in Occupational Therapy
Neurological Institute, 8th Floor
710 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032-2603

Program Director: Janet Falk-Kessler, Ed. D., OTR, FAOTA
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree
Avg. Class Size: N/A
Phone: (212) 305-5267
Fax: 212-305-4569
Email: mh15@columbia.edu
Website: http://columbiaOT.org
Requirements: submit admission application, complete all prerequisite courses, 3 letters of reference, CPR certification, unspecified amount of volunteer/observation hours in OT setting, submit all official transcripts, minimum 3.0 GPA

Dominican College

Occupational Therapy Program
470 Western Highway
Orangeburg, NY 10962-1299

Program Director: Sandra F. Countee, Ph.D., OTR/L
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree and combined bachelor/master’s degree
Avg. Class Size: up to 60
Phone: (845) 848-6040
Fax: N/A
Email: sandra.countee@dc.edu
Website: www.my.dc.edu/ics/Academic_Programs/Occupational_Therapy/
Requirements: submit admission application, submit all official transcripts, associate or bachelor degree, minimum 3.0 GPA

D’Youville College

Occupational Therapy Department
One D’Youville Square
320 Porter Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14201-1084

Program Director: Dr. Amy Nwora
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree and combined bachelor/master’s degree – 5 year program
Avg. Class Size: 20-30
Phone: (716) 829-7600
Fax: (716) 829-7900 – admission’s office
Email: nworaa@dyc.edu
Website: http://www.dyc.edu/academics/ot/graduate/
Requirements: 2 letters of recommendation, proof of bachelor or associate degree, minimum 3.0 GPA, completion of all prerequisite courses, complete admission application, submit all official transcripts

Ithaca College

Department of Occupational Therapy
206 Smiddy Hall
Ithaca, NY 14850-7079

Program Director: Diane Long or Melinda Cozzolino
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree and combined bachelor/master’s degree – 5 year program
Avg. Class Size: 30 + up to 10 transfer students
Phone: (607) 274-1975
Fax: 607-274-3055
Email: ot@ithaca.edu
Website: www.ithaca.edu/hshp/depts/ot/
Requirements: apply with online application, 2letters of reference, resume, submit all official transcripts, completion of all required prerequisite courses

Keuka College

Division of Occupational Therapy
Keuka Park, NY 14478-0098

Program Director: Vicki Smith (Chair) or Sandy Teague (Administrative Assistant)
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Combined bachelor/master’s degree
Avg. Class Size: 10-13
Phone: (315) 279-5668
Fax: (315) 279-5294 – registrar’s office
Email: steague@keuka.edu
Website: http://academics.keuka.edu/academics/programs/occupational_sciences
Requirements: complete admission application, submit official transcripts with GPA, one letter of recommendation, portfolio of work, if desired submit SAT and/or ACT scores

Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus

Department of Occupational Therapy
One University Plaza, HS Room 513
Brooklyn, NY 11201-5372

Program Director: Katherine A. Dimitropoulou, Ph.D., OTR/L
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Combined bachelor/master’s degree – 5 year program
Avg. Class Size: 16
Phone: (718) 780-4508 x.1
Fax: 718-780-4535
Email: katherine.dimitropoulou@liu.edu
Website: http://liu.edu/Brooklyn/Academics/Schools/SHP/Dept/Occupational-Therapy/Programs/BSMS-OT.aspx
Requirements: apply online though website, personal statement of professional goals, submit official transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation

Mercy College

Occupational Therapy Graduate Program
555 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522-1134

Program Director: Kathleen Golisz, OTR, OTD
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree and combined bachelor/master’s degree
Avg. Class Size: 29
Phone: (914) 674-7815
Fax: (914) 674-7840
Email: otprogram@mercy.edu or kgolisz@mercy.edu
Website: www.mercy.edu/academics/school-of-health-and-natural-sciences/department-of-health-professions/ms-in-occupational-therapy/
Requirements: submit application (online or paper form), official transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation, two-page double-spaced typewritten personal goal statement regarding why you wish to become an occupational therapist, complete all prerequisite courses, minimum 3.0 GPA

New York Institute of Technology

Department of Occupational Therapy
Northern Boulevard, PO Box 8000
Riland Building, Room 351
Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000

Program Director: Dr. Razan Hamed and Jessica Triola (Administrative Assistant)
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree and combined bachelor/master’s degree
Avg. Class Size: 12-17
Phone: 516-686-1058

Fax: 516-686-7714
Email: jtriola@nyit.edu or otprogram@nyit.edu
Website: http://www.nyit.edu/occupational_therapy/
Requirements: bachelor’s degree from accredited college, proof of 100 hours of volunteer work under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapist, an essay describing why you’ve chosen occupational therapy, official transcripts, 2 professional letters of recommendation, a personal interview, an on-site essay on an assigned topic, overall GPA of 3.0

New York University

Department of Occupational Therapy
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
35 West 4th Street, 11th floor
New York, NY 10012-1172

Program Director: Ginelle John, PhD.
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree
Avg. Class Size: N/A
Phone: (212) 998-5825
Fax: 212-995-4044
Email: occupational.therapy@nyu.edu
Website: www.steinhardt.nyu.edu/ot
Requirements: submit application online, 2 page essay, 2 letters of recommendation, submit official transcripts – all paperwork should be submitted online in pdf form, unspecified number for amount of volunteer/observation hours needed but is highly suggested something is submitted (most schools range from 10-100 hours)

Sage Colleges

Occupational Therapy Program
65 First Street
Troy, NY 12180-4115

Program Director: Theresa Hand, O.T.D., OTR/L, CHT
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree and combined bachelor/master’s degree – 5 year program
Avg. Class Size: 10
Phone: (518) 244-2217 or (888) 837-9724
Fax: 518-292-7701 – financial aid office
Email: sgsadm@sage.edu or sageot@sage.edu or handt@sage.edu
Website: www.sage.edu/academics/health_sciences/programs/occupational_therapy
Requirements: complete admission application, complete all prerequisite courses, submit all official transcripts including proof of bachelor degree, minimum 3.25 GPA, 2 letters of reference, provide current resume, submit personal essay/career goals (1-2 pages), minimum 20 observation/volunteer hours in OT setting,

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center

Occupational Therapy Program
College of Health Related Professions
450 Clarkson Avenue, Box 81
Brooklyn, NY 11203-2098

Program Director: Joyce S. Sabari, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree
Avg. Class Size: 30
Phone: (718) 270-7730
Fax: (718) 270-4775 – admission’s office
Email: ot.chrp@downstate.edu or joyce.sabari@downstate.edu
Website: www.downstate.edu/CHRP/ot/
Requirements: a bachelor degree from an accredited school, complete all prerequisites with minimum C grade average, documented volunteer/observation hours (unspecified number), admissions preference will be given to applicants who have engaged in interactive classroom and extra-curricular activities during their undergraduate college experience

Stony Brook University

Occupational Therapy Program
School of Health Technology and Management, L2-HSC
Division of Rehabilitation Sciences
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8206

Program Director: Eva Rodriguez, PhD., OTR/L
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Combined bachelor/master’s degree
Avg. Class Size: Small
Phone: (631) 444-2363
Fax: N/A
Email: andrea.ishigami@stonybrook.edu
Website: http://healthtechnology.stonybrookmedicine.edu/programs/otp/welcome
Requirements: complete admission application, complete all prerequisite courses, CPR and first aid certified or minimum Adult CPR, minimum 3.0 GPA, 3 letters of reference, documentation of observation/volunteer hours, attend personal interview if considered

Touro College, Bay Shore and Manhattan Campuses

Occupational Therapy Department
1700 Union Boulevard
Bay Shore, NY 11706-7928

Program Director: Stephanie Dapice Wong
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Combined bachelor/master’s degree
Avg. Class Size: 25-30
Phone: (631) 665-1600 x6505
Fax: 631-665-6342
Email: enrollhealth@touro.edu or Stephanie.Wong@touro.edu
Website: www.touro.edu/shs/ot/
Requirements: complete online application, complete all prerequisite courses, minimum 3.0 GPA, official scores of either ACT, SAT, or GRE, minimum 100 documented volunteer/observation hours with 25 complete at time of applying, 2 letters of recommendation, personal statement

University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Program in Occupational Therapy
Department of Rehabilitation Science
515 Stockton Kimball Tower, 3435 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214-3079

Program Director: Robert F. Burkard, PhD
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Combined bachelor/master’s degree
Avg. Class Size: 40
Phone: (716) 829-6742
Fax: 716-829-3217
Email: venezia3@buffalo.edu
Website: http://sphhp.buffalo.edu/rs/ot/bsms/index.php
Requirements: bachelor or associate degree, submit GRE scores, submit all official transcripts, two letters of reference, personal statement of career goals, complete all prerequisite courses,

Utica College

Occupational Therapy Program
School of Health Professions and Education
1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, NY 13502-4892

Program Director: Judith S. Gonyea, OTD
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree and combined bachelor/master’s degree
Avg. Class Size: 25-30
Phone: (315) 223-2480
Fax: (315) 792-3003 – admission’s office; (315) 792-3248 – occupational therapy department
Email: jsgonyea@utica.edu
Website: www.utica.edu/academic/gce/ot/index.cfm
Requirements: completed application with personal statement, your high school report and transcripts, one letter of recommendation, submit SAT I or ACT scores

York College, The City University of New York

Department of Occupational Therapy
School of Health and Behavioral Sciences
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11451-9902

Program Director: Andrea Krauss
Status: Status: Probationary Accreditation (effective August 7, 2010)
ACOTE: Contact program director
Completion: Combined bachelor/master’s degree
Avg. Class Size: N/A
Phone: (718) 262-2914
Fax: (718) 262-2631 – registrar’s office/transcript request
Email: ot@york.cuny.edu
Website: www.york.cuny.edu/academics/departments/occupational-therapy
Requirements: complete admission application, complete all prerequisite courses with minimum C grade average, minimum 50 observation hours in OT setting, complete all pre-major core requirements and York College general education requirements