Special Admissions Requirements In addition to meeting university admission criteria, applicants must have successfully completed the following prerequisites in addition to, or in conjunction with, a baccalaureate degree:

Prerequisite coursework with a minimal prerequisite GPA of 3.00. A grade of “B” or above in the following    subjects is highly recommended:

 Human anatomy and human physiology with lab (8 credits)

 Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credits) to include: 
     - Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
     - Developmental Psychology or other related lifespan course (3 credits) 

    
- Other: general psychology, sociology or anthropology courses (3 credits)
 

Orientation of Occupational Therapy (2 credits)

Medical Terminology (1 credit)

    Additional Requirements:

        • Students must have a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.75 and a minimum prerequisite GPA of 3.00.
        • The Graduate Record Exam is a prerequisite requirement for the MOT program. GRE Score of 300 (150 each for the verbal and quantitative sections); writing score of 3.5 or above preferred
        • A written essay 
        • Three letters of recommendation:  One must be from a healthcare professional, one from an academic person, one from a mentor, employer, advisor, or volunteer experience supervisor.
        • A $500 seat deposit is due within two weeks of notification of acceptance in the MOT program.

        Required Courses (78 Hours)

        1st Semester/Year 1; Credits / Units: 9

        OCCT - 6605 Graduate Studies in OT Seminar (1)
        OCCT - 6704 Occupational Therapy Foundations (3)
        OCCT - 6615 Functional Anatomy (4)
        OCCT - 6616 Functional Anatomy Lab (1)

        2nd Semester/Year 1; Credits / Units: 13

        OCCT - 6625 Applied Neuroscience for OT (3)
        OCCT - 6732 Models of Practice (3)
        OCCT - 7710 Movement for Occupation (3)
        OCCT - 7711 Movement for Occupation Lab (1)
        OCCT - 7140 Occupational Therapy Foundations II (3)

        3rd Semester/Year 1; Credits / Units: 11

        OCCT - 7795 Research - OT (3)
        OCCT - 7720 Psychosocial Assessment and Intervention (3)
        OCCT - 7721 Psychosocial Assessment and Intervention Lab (1) OCCT - 7240 Level 1A - Psychosocial Practice (1)
        OCCT - 7116 Foundations of Pediatric Occupational Therapy Practice (3) 

         

         

        1st Semester/Year 2; Credits / Units: 14

        OCCT - 8905 Independent Research Study (3)
        OCCT - 7805 Pediatric Assessment and Intervention (3)
        OCCT - 7806 Pediatric Assessment and Intervention Lab (1)
        OCCT - 7250 Level 1B - Pediatric Practice (1)
        OCCT - 7117 Foundations of Adult Occupational Therapy Practice (3) OCCT - 7832 Assistive Technology (3)

         

        2nd Semester/Year 2; Credits / Units: 14

        OCCT - 7815 Adult Assessment and Intervention (3)
        OCCT - 7816 Adult Assessment and Intervention Lab (1)
        OCCT - 7260 Level 1C - Adult Practice (1)
        OCCT - 7825 Aging (2)
        OCCT - 7845 Leadership and Management (3)
        OCCT - 7785 Health Promotion, Wellness, and Prevention (3)
        OCCT - 7833 Seminar in Physical Agent Modalities (1)

        3rd Semester/Year 2; Credits / Units: 8

        OCCT - 8950 Fieldwork Level II A (8)

        1st Semester/Year 3; Credits / Units: 9

        OCCT - 8960 Fieldwork Level II B (8)
        OCCT - 8945 Professional Seminar (1)

        NOTE:
         * All Occupational Therapy students must apply for Candidacy after completing 61 credits.
        *  All Occupational Therapy students must complete Level II fieldwork within 24 months following completion of academic preparation.

        For complete information regarding degree requirements for the Master of Occupational Therapy, please see our current GSU Catalog.

        If you're interested in pursuing the Master of Occupational Therapy degree, contact us today. We can walk you through the steps to admission, explain how you can meet the program prerequisites, and tell you what you can expect to experience if you're accepted into the program.

        To talk to an MOT Admission advisor, contac Patricia Kalvelage, MS, OTR/L by email a pkalvelage@govst.edu.