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Welcome to the Occupational Therapy Program

Congratulations on your acceptance and decision to attend the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program at MCPHS. We’re excited that you’ll be joining us in the fall. Before the program begins there are some next steps you’ll need to take to get ready. On this page you will find important information, forms, and schedules that you will need to begin your studies. We will continue to post program specific information here so please bookmark this page and visit it often.

Next steps for incoming Occupational Therapy students.

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 2020 white coat order form is available here. Please complete and submit the form by August 1.

Questions can be directed to Eileen Sheehan-Willet at

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 Manchester students through their website. Shipping is free to students ordering course material.

The Fall 2020 book list is available here.


Nick Gilbert OT ’18

A special message from and Occupational Therapy student.

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