Welcome to Stony Brook University's Department of Occupational Therapy!

We are a nationally-ranked OT program that makes every effort in providing a dynamic learning experience for our students.  Our graduates will receive their degree in Occupational Therapy upon graduation and later sit for the national certification exam for occupational therapists administered by the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT, http://www.nbcot.org). For information on our program outcomes, please refer to https://www.nbcot.org/Educators-Folder/SchoolPerformance.

Consistent with AOTA, our program is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive practices for all individuals and abilities. Our program encourages interdisciplinary and professional collaborative research, relationships with strong community programs, and opportunities to develop robust scholarly activities both within the program and as future leaders in healthcare.

We provide student-centered learning experiences and ongoing community projects as well as faculty mentorship throughout our students' academic experience. Oftentimes our mentorship continues post-graduation.

Our diverse and dedicated faculty bring their expertise and strengths to the classroom while encouraging our students to participate with them in scholarship and research as part of their extensive learning experiences.  Students also have the opportunity to partake in numerous learning opportunities within SHP and the School of Medicine at Stony Brook University.  Please browse our website and look at the inspiring and groundbreaking activities of our faculty and student body.

Please consider visiting us at one of our monthly information sessions or make an appointment to meet with a member of our faculty or our staff assistant.

Best wishes,

Dale Coffin Ed.D., OTR/L
Clinical Associate Professor
Chairperson, Occupational Therapy Program

Occupational Therapy 2024-2028 Strategic Plan

The Department of Occupational Therapy in the School of Health Professions at Stony Brook University is proud to introduce its 2024-2028 strategic plan, created to enhance and promote student excellence and community-centric values. Aligned closely with the school’s and university's vision, this strategic plan sets ambitious goals and objectives aimed at enriching service and innovation in the field. Through collaborative partnerships, research initiatives, and a focus on experiential learning, our department is committed to preparing future occupational therapists who embody integrity, empathy, and a profound dedication to serving clients, patients, and the community at large. This strategic plan not only positions us to meet the evolving demands of the field, but also reinforces our commitment to fostering a culture of excellence and compassion in our students, ensuring they are equipped to make meaningful contributions to practice and advocacy.  Please review our strategic plan here.