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Occupational Therapy (OCTCC) - Archive

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2000
End Date: Spring Semester 2004 (Program dropped effective Spring Semester 2004)

Occupational Therapy (OCTCC) - Archive

Commonwealth College

PROFESSOR JANET V. DeLANY, Program Director, Penn State Mont Alto

This major is a professional-level program designed for individuals who have earned an associate degree in Occupational Therapy and successfully pass the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) national certification examination for occupational therapy assistants by the second semester of enrollment in the program. Admission is competitive, limited to thirty-five applicants each year, and is based on academic excellence, involvement in continuing educational and professional activities, work experience, and letters of recommendation.

The program has been granted full accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education. Graduates of accredited programs can sit for and must pass the NBCOT national certification examination for occupational therapists to practice as registered therapists. Most states also require licensure. Students must complete Level II fieldwork within twenty-four months of completion of the Occupational Therapy didactic course work.

All applicants must have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 through completion of 21 credits of occupational therapy assistant didactic course work (such as O T 101-206) and 33 credits of General Education and supporting course work (such as PSY 002 GS(3), PSY 243 GS(3); BIOL 129 GN(4), BIOL 141 GN(3), BIOL 142(1); HD FS 129 GS(3); SOC 001 GS(3); ENGL 015 GWS(3); KINES 013 GHS(1); other quantitative arts and humanities courses). Full-time applicants can take the remaining General Education/supporting credits concurrently with the 300- to 400-level occupational therapy course work, but part-time applicants must are encouraged to complete them prior to enrollment in this program. All applicants are expected to complete the program within thirty-six months of enrolling in the first 300- to 400-level O T courses.

For the B.S. degree in Occupational Therapy, a minimum of 134 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(16-17 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 105-106 credits
(This includes 16-17 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GN courses; 3-4 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GS courses, 1 credits of GHA courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (99 credits)
BIOL 129 GN(4), BIOL 141 GN(3), BIOL 142(1), HD FS 129 GS(3), KINES 013 GHS(1), O T 101(3), O T 103(3), O T 105W(3), O T 107(3), PSY 002 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
O T 202(3), O T 204(3), O T 206(3), PSY 243 GS(3), SOC 001 GS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
O T 384(3), [1], O T 401(2)[1], O T 402(4), [1], O T 403(3)[1], O T 404(3)[1], O T 405(4)[1], O T 406(3)[1] (Sem: 5-6)
O T 407(3), [1], O T 408(4)[1], O T 409(4), [1], O T 410(3)[1], O T 411(3)[1], O T 412W(3)[1], O T 495A(3)[1], O T 495B(6)[1], O T 495C(6)[1] (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3-4 credits)
STAT 200 GQ(4) or STAT 250 GQ(3) (Sem: 5-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (3 credits)
Select 3 credits of GN courses in natural science (Sem: 5-6)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by Department: Summer Session 2000

Blue Sheet Item #: 28-08-018

Review Date: 11/19/02

Dropped - Blue Sheet Item #: 32-03-019

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