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College Catalog 2017-2018 
College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health and Occupation (B.S.)

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Student Learning Outcomes for Health and Occupation:

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate professionalism through effective oral and written communication.

  • Demonstrate professionalism through interpersonal relationships.

  • Analyze the factors that enable and/or hinder participation in meaningful occupations across the lifespan in multiple contexts.

  • Demonstrate critical self-reflection, promoting independent learning.

  • 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.

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.

Suggested first year courses:

Spring semester:


OT 111, OT 112, and BIO 111 must be taken in the semester indicated. Other courses can be taken in other semesters but are highly recommended for the first year. They must be taken in the first two years of study, if the student intends to study abroad (fall semester, junior year) or by fall semester junior year, if the student does not intend to study abroad.

For OT 111, the student must be scheduled in the same lecture/lab section, e.g, if OT 111A, then must be in OT 111LA.

Student should take 16 credits each semester of the first year.

If possible, avoid taking Social Sciences core other than PSY 105 or Natural and Physical Sciences core other than BIO 111 and PSY 111, as these courses are required in the major. If students complete other courses (that will ultimately count as electives) in these areas of understanding, it creates challenges related to completing requirements for minors and studying abroad.

First year students have already been notified of their acceptance into the occupational therapy program. Each first year student is assigned a faculty contact person from the department. A student with further questions should be referred to his/her contact person or to the department chair.

Any student who receives a C- or below in OT 111, OT 112, PSY 105, PSY 111, or BIO 111 should consult with both their advisor and the OT faculty contact person.

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