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For admission into the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Health Studies and/or Master of Occupational Therapy program, applicants must meet the general college admissions requirements found in the Catalog and also submit:

Application Requirements:

  • Official transcripts from all schools attended (excluding high school)
  • Associate of Science degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant from an ACOTE or regionally accredited program
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, calculated as an average from all post-secondary transcripts
  • Evidence of successful completion of the following college level courses with a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher:
    • English Composition
    • Anatomy & Physiology I and II with Labs
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Human Growth and Development or Developmental Psychology
    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Coursework in Kinesiology and Medical Terminology are strongly encouraged.
  • References – Three (3) Professional References submitted on the Occupational Therapy Reference Form. At least one reference must be from an occupational therapist the applicant has worked with in practice; and at least one reference from another healthcare professional the applicant has worked with in practice.
  • Reflect on your professional experience as an OTA and generate a 600 – 700 word essay that addresses the below components.  Please use APA formatting and style per the following link, https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/1/(Paiz et al., 2018):
  • Explain your greatest accomplishment and its contribution to your professional growth.
  • Provide a specific example that illustrates how you successfully dealt with a significant challenge or adversity in your professional role.Explain how you used critical thinking to problem-solve a successful outcome.Reflect on what you learned from this situation and describe how you can apply it to your future role as an occupational therapist.
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