• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

Why Study The Occupational Therapy program from Grand Valley State University?

  • OT is considered one of the top careers for the future with a growth rate of 26% in the next eight years
  • Over the past three years, GVSU's occupational therapy program has had an overall pass rate of 100% on the NBCOT Board Exam.
  • The Occupational Therapy Department at GVSU focuses on critical thinking and the use of occupation in treatment, and supports a client-centered approach to treatment.
  • Occupational therapy program graduates have opportunities for leadership roles in practice and education.

Coursework

OT students study a variety of topics that include:

  • Developmental curriculum for pediatrics, adults, and older adults
  • Group intensive therapy
  • Mental health
  • Practice based research project

Career Options

OTs are employed in a variety of health care settings including:

  • Hospitals/acute care
  • School systems
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Mental health facilities
  • Private practice
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Vocational rehabilitation

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theoretical Foundations of OT 
  • Group Occupations in Practice 
  • Limitations on Occupation 
  • Meaningful Living Through Occupation 
  • Meaningful Living Laboratory 
  • Fieldwork 
  • Professional Socialization in Occupational Therapy 
  • Research Design in Occupational Therapy 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      Two curriculum options: traditional full-time, two year program or the hybrid full-time, three year program (for students who must maintain employment throughou
  • Credits
    81 alternative credits
    81-82
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • Original or certified original transcripts
  • Written TOEFL score minimum of 550; Minimum IELTS score of 6.5
  • Official transcript credential evaluation (e.g., WES, ECE)
  • Candidate Information Sheet
  • GVSU Department of Occupational Science and Therapy technical standards to ensure they are capable of meeting the requirements of the program prior to applying
  • Admissions Policy 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    712 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 712 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    712 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 712 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Allendale

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the foundation we use to determine your eligibility for federal, state and institutional programs. The (FAFSA) is an application that collects household and financial information for the student and the student's parents/family. You will need an FSA ID to submit the FAFSA.

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