All OT courses must be taken in the semester indicated. BIO 111 needs to be completed in the fall semester of the first year. MA 251 needs to be completed in the first year.
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 125, 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 125, or BIO 111 should consult with both their advisor and the OT faculty contact person.
Additional requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences:
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 125 ; 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 Sciences.
Requirements for admission into the Graduate Program:
OT students must achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.9 by the end of the junior year to be admitted into the OT graduate degree program.
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. 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 at the end of the junior year to the Department Chair by May 1.