Master of Occupational Therapy – North cohort

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Join the Master of Occupational Therapy program as part of the North cohort, located in Prince George.

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.

We respectfully acknowledge that the UBC MOT North cohort is taught on the unceded traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh, part of the Dakelh (Carrier) First Nation.

Campus Features

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UBC’s MOT North cohort is taught in Prince George. Prince George is Northern BC’s largest city with an active cultural community and great opportunities for outdoor pursuits.

The 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.

You will be taught by the same instructors and interact in real-time with the wider program, with clinical skills assistants present in labs at each of the MOT sites to facilitate learning and clinical skills development.

Clinical Learning

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As part of this program, students complete two out of five fieldwork placements within the Prince George area. The remaining three placements are not guaranteed to take place in the area and will occur within any health authority and may be in rural or urban locations. 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

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If you’d like to apply for the North cohort of the Master of Occupational Therapy program, please note that you must complete the supplementary MOT North cohort 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.