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(Archive) Occupational Therapy (O T)

Begin Date: Summer Session 1997
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Occupational Therapy (O T) - (ARCHIVE)

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, passed the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) national certification examination for occupational therapy assistants, and have at least eighteen months' full-time equivalent work as certified occupational therapy assistants. 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 developmental status for accreditation 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 20-21 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), 243 GS(3); BIOL 129(4), 141 GN(3), 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 complete them prior to enrollment in this program. All applicants are expected to complete the program within thirty months of enrolling in the first 300- to 400-level O T courses.

For the B.S. degree in Occupational Therapy, a minimum of 128 credits is required.

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

(22-23 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

(This includes 13-14 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GN courses; 3-4 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GS courses, 1 credit of GHS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (98-99 credits)
BIOL 129 (4), 141 GN(3), 142(1), HD FS 129 GS(3), KINES 013 GHS(1), O T 101(3), 103(3), 105W(3), 107(3), PSY 002 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
O T 202(2-3), 204(3), 206(3), PSY 243 GS(3), SOC 001 GS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
O T 384(3), [1], 401(2)[1], 402(4), [1], 403(3)[1], 404(3)[1], 405(4)[1], 406(3)[1] (Sem: 5-6)
O T 407(3), [1], 408(4)[1], 409(4), [1], 410(3)[1], 411(3)[1], 412W(3)[1], 495A(3)[1], 495B(6)[1], 495C(6)[1] (Sem: 7-8)

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

Select 3 credits of GN courses in biological 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.

The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by Department: Summer Session 1997

Blue Sheet Item #: 24-08-011

Review Date: 6/3/99 (General Education Update)


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