What will I learn?

Occupational therapy enables people of all ages to live life to the fullest by helping them develop or regain the skills of daily living after an illness, injury or other condition. Occupational therapists help people perform tasks such as eating, dressing, playing, working or socializing. In the OT program at UNH, you’ll learn to address the physical, psychological and social needs of clients, concentrating on what’s important to them to rebuild their health, independence and self-esteem. The UNH combined B.S./M.S. program allows you to complete a bachelor’s degree and smoothly transition in the occupational therapy advanced standing master’s degree program in occupational therapy.


Challenging and rewarding fieldwork experiences in the occupational therapy program at UNH will prepare you for work in an array of settings —and our program maintains fieldwork agreements with more than 600 sites nationwide. All of our students intern in community programs in the New Hampshire Seacoast region, actively applying their knowledge and skills as part of academic coursework. The Student Occupational Therapy Association on campus also provides educational, service and social opportunities for members. Graduates of the OT master’s degree program are eligible to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy certification exam to become registered occupational therapists.


  • Early intervention programs
  • Hand therapy clinics
  • Hospitals
  • In-patient rehabilitation centers
  • Mental health and substance abuse programs
  • Primary care settings
  • School settings
  • Skilled nursing facilities


Student Learning Outcomes: BS in Occupational Science Occupational Science is the study of human participation in life occupations. Occupations are the activities that people do every day across the lifespan, including but not limited to self-care, employment, volunteer work, leisure, and play. The aim of the BS program in Occupational Science is to prepare students for employment in health services fields, or for graduate study in occupational therapy, or other varied fields and disciplines.

Which department am I in?

College of Health and Human Services

Study options

Full Time (128 hours)

Tuition fees
US$33,760.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected October 2021

Start date

25 January 2022


University of New Hampshire

105 Main Street,


New Hampshire,

03824, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

For international students

Each student must have their official high school diploma or general equivalency diploma.

English Language Score:

Minimum TOEFL score is 80 (internet version), 550 (paper version), 213 (computer version); recommended minimum IELTS score is 6.5; recommend Duolingo score is 105 or higher.

Application Deadlines - Regular Decision (Fall) - February 1; Regular Decision (Spring) - October 15.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.