Recognize the importance of occupation and its influence on health and wellness by systematically selecting and critiquing evaluations and interventions that are client-centered and occupation-based.
Analyze the body of evidence that relates to the understanding of health and human occupation.
This degree serves as a prerequisite to the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. Students completing only this course of study are not eligible to become registered occupational therapists, but have academic credentials that qualify them to be employed in health care and community settings.
The Health and Occupation major requires:
Off-campus experiential learning includes service-learning and clinical placements.
Additional requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Health and Occupation:
All OT students (including transfers) must take Anatomy and Physiology (BIO 201 and BIO 202) at Elizabethtown College.
OT students must achieve a grade of C- or higher in all required courses, including all courses with an OT prefix; MA 251; PSY 105 and PSY 111; and BIO 111, BIO 201 and BIO 202. Students may repeat courses in accordance with College policies. Students choosing to repeat a course required for the major are strongly encouraged to discuss repeat options with their academic advisors.
Students must achieve an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 to earn a Bachelor of Science in Health and Occupation.
Requirements for admission into Level II Fieldwork and the Graduate Program:
OT students must achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00.
Students also must complete an essay to capstone their professional development in conjunction with their academic advisor. The purpose of this essay is to identify professional growth goals for entry-level practice as described by May, et al. (1995). No student will be excluded from the graduate program based on the essay. If the composition does not meet the required expectations, repeated drafts guided by the academic advisor may be necessary. Essays are due to the Department Chair by May 1.