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PACE (Plan a College Education) Program

Overview

High school students who want to assure admission to Jefferson’s occupational therapy program can apply to the Plan a College Education (PACE) program in their senior year of high school. PACE students attend any accredited college or university for two years to complete their prerequisites and liberal arts education, and then transfer into the entry-level BS/MS in occupational therapy program. 

For a list of schools with which Jefferson has partnership agreements, click here.

Program Length

Curriculum

PACE students enter the BS/MSOT program when they get to Jefferson.

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

Credits

OT341 Occupational Analysis & Evaluation – Fieldwork Level I

2

Total

2

(all undergrad)

YEAR 2

Fall Semester

Credits

OT440 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 Interventions: Environmental Competence

3

OT561 Environmental Competence Lab

1

OT562 Environmental Competence Fieldwork in Action (FWI)

1

OT600 Occupational Therapy Professional Seminar

1

Total

15  

(9 undergrad/ 6 grad)

Summer Session I (May through June)

Credits

OT467 Health Services Administration & Professional Development

2

OT603 Research Mentorship and Methods

4

Total

6

(2 undergrad/ 4 grad)

Summer Session II (July through September)

Credits

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

Credits

OT482 Fieldwork Level IIB (October through December

6

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

1

Total

7

(6 undergrad/1grad)

Spring Semester

Credits

OT682 Clinical Leadership

3

OT670 Advanced Research Seminar

3

OT627 Program Design and Evaluation

3

Total

9

(9 grad)

Credit Summary

Credits Required for Admission to Jefferson

Total Undergraduate Credits

Total # of Credits for TJU Bachelor of Science Requirement

Total Graduate Credits

58

62

120

35

   

Contact Us

Apply using the partner school’s application


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


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

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