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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 white coat order form for students entering in spring 2023 will be available in fall 2022
  • The white coat order form for students entering in fall 2023 will be available in late spring 2023

For questions, you may contact Mariola Melka at

All students are required to complete two certifications through the American Heart Association by the end of their first semester in the master's program:

A face-to-face/hands-on training course must be completed, and substitutions from other companies will not be accepted. Students will upload a copy of their certifications into the fieldwork database during their first semester. Instructions on how to do this will be provided at orientation.

Questions about certifications may be directed to Professor Freeman at

The MCPHS bookstore at the Boston campus is able to sell and rent textbooks to Worcester and Manchester students through their website. They offer free shipping and a bundle discount code to students for course material orders.

The fall 2023 book list will be available late spring.


Nick Gilbert OT ’18

A special message from an Occupational Therapy student.

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