Program Designation: Pre-Professional
Dr. Mark Kelley
Academic Division: Biological and Health Sciences
Our Pre-Occupational Therapy program prepares students to apply to both Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) graduate programs and Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) graduate programs. Occupational Therapists enable people of all ages to live life to
its fullest by helping them promote health and prevent, or live better, with injury, illness or disability. Students commonly major in Exercise Science, Biology or Psychology while taking other prerequisites required for admission into MOT or DOT
programs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Occupational Therapists is expected to by grow 24 percent from 2016-2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.
This just in:
Joelle Atkinson, a pre-occupational therapy major from Franklinville, NJ, was accepted into the occupational therapy graduate program at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
What you can do with a degree in Pre-Occupational Therapy.
The University of Pittsburgh’s occupational therapy program is an entry-level master’s degree program. The student will complete a bachelor’s degree at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and then apply to the University of Pittsburgh’s Master of
Occupational Therapy program in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS). No specific bachelor’s degree is mandated, but biology, psychology, and sports medicine are majors commonly chosen. Any bachelor’s degree should include the following
In addition to earning a bachelor’s degree and completing the required courses listed above, the student must earn a minimum overall and prerequisite 3.00 grade point average (GPA), take the general Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and complete a minimum
of 20 hours of volunteer or paid work in occupational therapy in at least two different practice areas.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Health and
Rehabilitation Sciences offers a freshman guarantee to the occupational
therapy master’s program.
Pitt Freshman Guarantee: Students must apply for this guarantee the very first time they register as freshmen at Pitt-Bradford by specifying occupational therapy, and then the Office of Enrollment Services will automatically review for granting of the
guarantee. If all MOT admissions criteria are met, students are automatically accepted into the master’s program and will not have to compete for admission, but they will have to apply for admission during the senior year of their undergraduate program.
University of Pittsburgh Freshman Guarantee in Occupational Therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences:
Check with the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (email@example.com) for its most current requirements for the Freshman Guarantee.
Please be advised that some programs or courses of study require that students complete rotations, fieldwork, internships/externships and/or teaching assignments at facilities external to the university, while other programs or courses of study may offer
voluntary internships or externships at facilities external to the university. Depending on the program or course, such facilities will or may require a criminal background check, an act 33/34 clearance (if applicable), and perhaps a drug screen to
determine participant qualification or eligibility. Additionally, in order to become licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony, or a felonious or illegal act associated with alcohol
and/or substance abuse.
It's easy to apply online or print and mail your form.
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