Master of Occupational Therapy North

Please note: the MOT North program is currently pending approval from the UBC Board of Governors and UNBC Board of Governors.

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We have a provincially-funded initiative developed in partnership with the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), that is designed to support recruitment and retention of occupational therapists in northern and rural areas where there are significant shortages.

You will be taught by the same instructors and interact in real-time, with clinical skills assistants present in labs at both campuses to facilitate learning and clinical skills development.

Campus Features

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The Master of Occupational Therapy North program is taught at the UNBC campus in Prince George. Prince George is Northern BC’s largest city with an active cultural community and great opportunities for outdoor pursuits. UNBC’s state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities include a clinical skills lab and cutting-edge lecture theatre, as well as breakout rooms and study space for students.

We respectfully acknowledge that UNBC’s Prince George campus is situated on the unceded traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh, part of the Dakelh (Carrier) First Nation.

Clinical Learning

Two occupational therapy students learning how to apply hand supports.

As part of this program, students complete two out of five fieldwork placements within the region surrounding the UNBC community. The remaining three placements are not guaranteed to take place in the UNBC region and can occur within any health authority. You will experience a wide variety of clinical settings in both public and private sectors, with the chance to participate in innovative projects.

Clinical learning sites vary each year, but the majority of placements focus on critical sites within the Northern Health Authority, or typically in small towns away from urban centres.

Application Guidance

Teaching and Learning Building at UNBC.

When you apply for the Master of Occupational Therapy North program, please note the following steps that must be included as part of your application:

  1. Express your interest for the Master of Occupational Therapy North program on your application.
  2. Complete the MOT-North Application Form.

The document must be completed and uploaded to the UBC online application portal by the deadline.

The relevant form will appear on the How to Apply page once each admission cycle opens, and will disappear on the day of the deadline.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All other steps in the application process are the same.


Admissions Requirements

Check your eligibility and confirm your suitability for the program.

How to Apply

Check deadlines and use our step-by-step guide to gather the relevant documents for your application.

Start your Application

Apply for the MOT program through the UBC Graduate Studies Online Application portal.