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College Catalog 2018-2019 
College Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Sciences (B.S.)

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Student Learning Outcomes for Health Sciences:

Students will be able to:

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

  • Articulate the importance of occupation and its influence on health and wellness.

  • Analyze the body of evidence that relates to the understanding of health and human occupation.

  • Apply knowledge of culture and global health care patterns and systems to analyze complex cases.

  • Demonstrate professionalism through effective oral and written communication.

  • Demonstrate professionalism through interpersonal relationships.

  • Demonstrate critical self-reflection, promoting independent learning.

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.

Suggested Four Year Planner:

Third Year Suggested Courses:

Fourth Year Suggested Courses (if accepted into the OT graduate degree program by meeting the entrance requirements):


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.

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