BS to Doctor of Occupational Therapy (3+3), East Falls

College

  • East Falls Campus
  • College of Rehabilitation Sciences

Degree Earned

  • Doctorate

Program Options

BS in Exercise Science
BS in Health Science
BS in Psychology
BS Partnership Program (University of Delaware)

Program Type

  • On Campus

Program Length

6 years

Program Start

Fall Semester

Program Contact

Name: Tina DeAngelis, EdD, MS, OTR/L
Positions:
  • Director, Doctorate Programs in Occupational Therapy
Organization: East Falls & Center City Campus
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The BS/OTD (3+3) in Occupational Therapy program at Jefferson- East Falls campus is designed for high school students who know early on that they want to become occupational therapists.

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science  to Doctor of Occupational Therapy (3+3) program at Jefferson - East Falls Campus is designed for high school students who know early on that they want to become occupational therapists. This program allows students to seamlessly complete undergraduate and graduate degrees in less time than would be required to complete both of these degrees separately. Undergraduate courses and extra-curricular experiences provide students with a foundation to develop the knowledge, values, and interpersonal skills needed for success as an occupational therapist.

During the first three years of undergraduate coursework, students complete major requirements for the bachelor degree, including the university’s college studies courses and Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program prerequisites. Students who meet the graduate OTD Program progression criteria can matriculate into the doctorate program by enrolling in first year OTD graduate coursework during their fourth year of undergraduate studies. At the end of the fourth year, students are awarded the bachelor degree and upon completion of graduate OTD program requirements, the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree.

The Bachelor of Science to Doctor of Occupational Therapy (3+3) that requires uninterrupted enrollment. Once accepted, students may not accelerate (i.e., take additional courses during the academic year or summer semesters to shorten program length) or decelerate (i.e., take a reduced course load in a semester and add another year to undergraduate study). Students who are unable to meet progression criteria within three consecutive years are not eligible to enroll in OTD coursework. They must change their major to the undergraduate major in order to complete the bachelor’s degree.

Program Options

This BS in Exercise Science is offered in the College of Rehabilitation Sciences.  All OTD Program prerequisites are completed within the undergraduate degree requirements.

The BS in Health Sciences track  is offered in the College of Health Professions. All OTD Program prerequisites are completed within the undergraduate degree requirements. 

The BS in Psychology  is offered in the College of Health Professions. All OTD Program prerequisites are completed within the undergraduate degree requirements. 

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