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Welcome to the Occupational Therapy Program

Congratulations on your decision to attend the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program at MCPHS!

We’re excited that you’ll be joining us soon. There are some important steps to prepare for your time at MCPHS, detailed below. We will continue to post specific information on this page, so be sure to check back often.

White coats and name tags will be ordered for each student by the department. White coat sizes should be based on blazers or jackets that you wear over other clothing. The Fall 2021 white coat order form will be available in the summer.

The Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification, offered through the American Heart Association, and Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) Training will be completed on-campus through the School of Occupational Therapy during the second semester of the Occupational Therapy program. The BLS for Healthcare Providers Certification must be maintained for the duration of the program, including during fieldwork.

Students are responsible for paying the fees for both certifications. More information about the scheduled courses will be provided during Orientation.

If you have BLS for Healthcare Providers Certification and/or Bloodborne Pathogens Training prior to matriculating at MCPHS, please be advised that these cannot be online trainings; face-to-face/hands-on courses are required. You will need to upload copies of both the BLS certification and BBP training to the School of Occupational Therapy database during the fall semester.

The MCPHS University bookstore on the Boston campus is able to sell and rent textbooks to students. Shipping is free to students ordering course material.

The Fall 2021 book list will be available in the summer.


Nick Gilbert OT ’18

A special message from and Occupational Therapy student.

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