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Have a Bachelors Degree and looking to begin an Occupational Therapy program?

USciences is a school dedicated to the health sciences, and we offer post-baccalaureate students interested in Occupational Therapy a place in our MOT or DrOT program. Below you will see what you’ll need to start our program. As a post-baccalaureate student, you will enter the professional phase of the program, and complete the degree in 2 ½ (MOT) or 4 (DrOT) years.

If you have earned or will have earned a Bachelor’s degree prior to the start of the summer semester classes, you may be eligible for entrance into the professional phase of the Master of Occupational Therapy degree (MOT) or Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DrOT) program as a Post-Baccalaureate student. Candidates may qualify through a variety of degrees in the basic sciences, social sciences or health sciences. Required prerequisite courses include (and should be completed by the end of the spring term preceding enrollment at USciences):

Anatomy & Physiology – 2 semesters, one with lab
Abnormal Psychology – 1 semester
Sociology or Cultural Anthropology – 1 semester
Physics (with or without lab) – 1 semester
Psychology of Human Growth and Development (Developmental Psychology course that covers the whole human lifespan) – 1 semester
Statistics – 1 semester

Additional Considerations for Transfer into the Occupational Therapy Program:

  • We will begin accepting applications for 2017 via the Occupational Therapist Centralized Application Service (OTCAS) on July 19. 
  • The occupational therapy program has an application deadline of January 1. Admission decisions are made as applications are completed.
  • A 3.0 GPA is required for entrance into the professional phase of the OT program
  • The GRE is NOT required.
  • Classes for the professional phase of the Occupational Therapy program will begin in May, 2017.
  • For further information on program options, please contact the OT department by calling 215.895.3123.
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