Occupational Therapy, MS
Occupational therapy is a client-centered health profession concerned with promoting health and wellbeing through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement. (World Federation of Occupational Therapy, 2012)
Program Specific Admission Requirements
Students enter the entry-level Occupational Therapy Master’s Degree after successful completion of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Sciences from the Panuska College of Professional Studies at The University of Scranton.
A minimum, overall, undergraduate GPA of 3.00 is required in order to advance from the undergraduate component of the occupational therapy program into graduate study. All OT students must complete Level II Fieldwork within 24 months following completion of the academic portion of the program. Students will receive the MS in OT degree following completion of all academic and clinical requirements.
The course work is sequenced in a planned progression in order to build upon and develop knowledge and skills at increasing levels of complexity, competence, and integration. Therefore, all required courses are to be completed in sequence. A minimum, overall GPA of 3.00 must be achieved and maintained for all graduate courses. Required OT Level II Internships are graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis.
For additional information on the curriculum, please reference the Graduate Course Catalog.