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Combined BS/MSOT Program

Overview

The combined Bachelor and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy is for students with 2 years of college-level courses, including prerequisites. Students are awarded a Bachelor of Science in Occupation & Health and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy concurrently upon successful completion of the program.

Program Length

Degree Requirements

  • 3 years entry-level and graduate coursework
  • 2 full-time Level II Fieldwork rotations (12 weeks each)

Length of Program/Activities – 3 years full time

  • Year 1: September – May: fall and spring semester coursework; May – June: summer session coursework;
  • Year 2: September – May: fall and spring semester coursework; May – June: summer session coursework;
    June – August:
    full-time Fieldwork Level II rotation and online coursework (12 weeks)
  • Year 3: September – December: full-time Fieldwork Level II rotation and online coursework (12 weeks);
    January – May:
    spring semester coursework

Curriculum

YEAR 1

Fall Semester

Credits

OT300 Introduction to Applied Science

1

OT302 Applied Anatomy & Kinesiology (Lecture/Laboratory)

4

OT311 Health and Health Conditions

4

OT321 Foundations of Occupation-Centered Practice I

2

OT330 Using an Occupational Therapy Lens in the Clinic

2

OT336 Occupation Through the Life Span (Lecture/Laboratory)

5

Total

18

(all undergrad)

Spring Semester

Credits

CMST201 Technology Applications for Healthcare

3

OT308 Concepts in Neurodevelopment (Lecture/Laboratory)

4

OT322 Foundations of Occupation-Centered Practice I

2

OT340 Domains of Occupational Therapy Practice –
Fieldwork Level I

2

OT357 Evaluation Process (Lecture/Laboratory)

4

OT577 Historical Perspectives on Theory-Based Practice

3

Total

18

(15 undergrad/3 grad)

Summer Session I

 

OT341 Occupational Analysis & Evaluation –
Fieldwork Level I

2

Total

2

(all undergrad)

YEAR 2

Fall Semester

Credits

OT 440 Interventions:  Enhancing Human Performance – Fieldwork Level I

2

 

OT441 Interventions:  Enhancing Social Performance – Fieldwork Level I

2

 

OT552 Interventions:  Enhancing Human Performance (lecture/laboratory)

5

OT558 Interventions: Enhancing Social Participation

3

Graduate Elective or  Independent Study

3

Total

15

(4 undergrad/11 grad)

Spring Semester

Credits

Undergraduate Elective

3

Undergraduate Elective

3

ID302 Understanding Research Principles

3

OT560 Environmental Competence

3

OT561 Environmental Competence Lab

1

OT562 Environmental Competence Fieldwork in Action

1

OT600 Occupational Therapy Professional Seminar

1

Total

15

(9 undergrad/ 6 grad)

Summer Session I (May through June)

 

OT467 Health Services Administration & Professional Development

2

OT603 Research Mentorship and Methods

4

Total

6

(2 undergrad/ 4 grad)

Summer Session II

 

OT480 Fieldwork Level IIA (July through end of September)

6

OT578 Evidence Based Practice I (on-line, July through September)

1

Total

7

(6 undergrad/ 1 grad)

YEAR 3

Fall Semester

 

OT482 Fieldwork Level IIB (October through December)

6

OT579 Evidence Based Practice II (on-line, October through December)

1

Total

7

(6 undergrad/1 grad) 

Spring Semester

Credits

OT682 Clinical Leadership

3

OT627 Program Design & Evaluation

3

OT670 Advanced Research Seminar

3

Total

9

(all grad)

Credit Summary

Credits Required for Admissions to Jefferson

58

Jefferson Undergraduate Credits

62

Total # of Credits for TJU Bachelor of Science Requirement

120

TJU Graduate Credits 

35

Contact Us


Department of Occupational Therapy
901 Walnut St.
6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107 (215) 503-8010
Admission Requirements

Contact
For more information contact E. Adel Herge, OTD, OTR/L at
(215) 503-9608 or Adel.Herge@jefferson.edu

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

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