The undergraduate occupational therapy curriculum focuses on the clinical reasoning process and the development of sound theoretical knowledge necessary to become a registered occupational therapist. Students learn these skill sets and knowledge through a process of examination and application in problem-based and experiential learning environments.
To be eligible to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT) examination, which is necessary for licensure, students must complete the master of science (MS) degree program in occupational therapy following their bachelor of science (BS) degree in occupational health studies. Undergraduates maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher are admitted directly to the master's degree program after earning their bachelor's degree.
For program details, please go to BS in Occupational Health Studies.