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3 + 2 Partner Program

Overview

Students can earn both a Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science (MS) degree in 5 years after graduation from high school, though partnerships with select universities.  During the senior year of high school students apply to one of our partner institutions:

Spend three years at the partner school earning a bachelor’s degree. As long as all required coursework is successfully completed, students will transition to Jefferson where they will complete the MS degree in another 2 years. 

Program Length

Curriculum

3+2 students enter the Entry-level MS program when they get to Jefferson.

YEAR 1

Fall Semester

Credits

OT302 Applied Anatomy & Kinesiology (Lecture/Laboratory)

4

OT311 Health and Health Conditions

4

OT321 Foundations of Occupation-Centered Practice I

2

OT336 Occupation Through the Life Span (Lecture/Laboratory)

5

OT340 Domains of Occupational Therapy Practice – Fieldwork Level I

2

OT600 Occupational Therapy Professional Seminar

1

Total

18

(17 undergrad/1 grad)

 

Spring Semester

Credits

OT308 Concepts in Neurodevelopment (Lecture/Laboratory)

4

OT322 Foundations of Occupation-Centered Practice II

2

OT357 Evaluation Process (Lecture/Laboratory)

4

OT577 Historical Perspectives on Theory-Based Practice

3

OT560 Interventions:  Environmental Competence

3

OT561 Environmental Competence Lab

1

OT562 Environmental Competence In Action

1

Total

18

(10 undergrad/8 grad)

 

Summer Session I

Credits

OT341 Occupational Analysis & Evaluation – Fieldwork Level I

2

OT467 Health Services Administration & Professional Development

2

OT603 Research Mentorship and Methods

4

Total

8

(4 undergrad/4 grad)

 

YEAR 2

Fall Semester

Credits

OT440 Interventions:  Enhancing Human Performance –
Fieldwork Level I

2

OT441 Interventions:  Enhancing Social Participation –
Fieldwork Level I        

2

OT552 Interventions:  Enhancing Human Performance (lecture/laboratory)

5

OT558 Interventions:  Enhancing Social Participation

3

Introduction to Specialty Practice in Occupational Therapy

3

Total

15

(4 undergrad/11 grad)

 

Spring Semester

Credits

OT480 Fieldwork Level II A (January through March)

6

OT482 Fieldwork Level II B (April through June)

6

OT578 Evidence-Based Practice I (January through March)

1

OT579 Evidence-Based Practice II (April through June)

1

Total

14

(12 undergrad/2 grad)

 

Summer Semester (July through August)

 

Credits

OT627 Program Design & Evaluation

3

OT670 Advanced Research Seminar

3

OT682 Clinical Leadership

3

Total

9

(all grad)

 

Credit Summary

Total Undergraduate Credits

47

Total Graduate Credits

35

Contact Us

Apply using the partner school’s application


Contact
For more information contact Stephen Kern, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA at (215) 503-8013 or Stephen.kern@
jefferson.edu


Donald Sharples
Admissions Counselor (215) 503-1044 donald.sharples @jefferson.edu

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