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:
Applicants applying for admission to the College of Health
and Human Services Occupational Therapy Program must submit documentation for
the following minimum requirements.
Completion of a baccalaureate
degree prior to matriculation
Prerequisite coursework with a grade
of “C” or above in the following subjects:
· Human anatomy and human physiology
with lab (8 credits)
Social and Behavioral Sciences (9
credits) to include:
Psychology (3 credits)
Psychology or other related Sociology,
Anthropology or lifespan course (3 credits)
- General/ Intro to Psychology courses (3 credits)
· Orientation of Occupational
Therapy (2 credits)
· Medical Terminology (1 credit)
Requirements and Interview Process:
- Students must have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of
2.75 excluding your freshman and sophomore year.
personal statement paper – no longer that 2 pages and should articulate
why you are choosing occupational therapy as a career.
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.
by invitation based on review of application
$750 seat deposit is required upon acceptance.
The curriculum for the Master
of Occupational Therapy degree is 78 credit hours extending 27 months from matriculation to graduation. The student completes 61 credit hours of didactic
education then moves into Candidacy and completes 24 weeks of Level II
1st Semester/Year 1; Credits: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 8
• OCCT - 8950 Fieldwork Level II A (8)
1st Semester/Year 3; Credits: 9
• OCCT - 8960 Fieldwork Level II B (8)
• OCCT - 8945 Professional Seminar (1)
* All Occupational
Therapy students must apply for Candidacy after completing 61 credits.
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, contact Dr. Erin Simpson by email a firstname.lastname@example.org.