MUSC Bulletin | College of Health Professions
Occupational Therapy | Admissions
The following requirements must be made prior to starting the program:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
- Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
- Submitted GRE test scores
- First Aid and CPR CertificationAmerican Heart Association, Basic Life Support course for Healthcare Providers must be completed before the start of classes. CPR information is available atorRed Cross/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider. CPR information is available at http://www.redcross.org
- Completion of prerequisite courses
- Note: 12 semester hours of prerequisites must be completed at the time of application.
- To obtain credit for volunteer/work experience, each applicant must complete 30 hours specifically in occupational therapy AND must obtain a confidential volunteer/work evaluation form documenting as such from a supervising occupational therapy practitioner. The confidential volunteer or work evaluation form must be from an occupational therapy practitioner who supervised the applicant during the 30 volunteer/work hours.
- The Occupational Therapy Educational Program also requires completion of two references in addition to the volunteer or work evaluation form. A current or former instructor, advisor, or non-occupational therapist supervisor should complete these forms.
|Human physiology (must include laboratory)||4|
|Human anatomy (must include laboratory)||4|
|Lifespan human development||3|
|CPR certification required|
Before applying to our program, please be aware that a felony conviction may affect your ability to sit for the examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy after you graduate, and subsequently your ability to attain state licensure. The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy offers an early determination to assess examination eligibility. Go to www.nbcot.org and read the Early Review section for details.
For detailed information visit our website: www.musc.edu/chp/ot.
Information about the transfer course articulation among South Carolina colleges and universities may be found at http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/esl/bulletin/transfer_policy/index.html.
|Last updated:||May 30, 2012 5:46 PM|