About this Degree
The mission of the Occupational Therapy program at James Madison University is to provide a well-rounded educational experience to students that will prepare them to effectively practice in a variety of service areas within today's health and human service arena. Each graduate will:
- Possess a thorough understanding of occupation.
- Be able to articulate and demonstrate the theoretical and practical application of occupational therapy.
- Be comfortable and competent working with individuals in a variety of practice settings.
- Be committed to continuous professional growth and the evolution and validation of the profession as human needs change.
- Be able to systematically locate and evaluate available evidence-based literature to formulate assessment and intervention decisions to guide professional practice.
Faculty participating in the program will contribute through service and education to professional circles and the local community; and will maintain high standards of professional knowledge while offering quality education to students.
Occupational therapists work with individuals whose ability to participate in the occupations of life is disrupted or unable to develop due to injury, disease, developmental difficulties or environmental factors. Occupational therapy is a health and human service profession whose name is reflective of the time that it was formally founded (1917) when the term occupation collectively referred to activities people engage in throughout their day.
- Human Physiology
- Biomechanics or Physics
- Lifespan Development
- Social Sciences and Humanities
- Medical Terminology
- Abnormal Psychology
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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- inimum of a bachelor's degree with an overall undergraduate degree grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.
- Specific prerequisite courses and other requirements that are detailed on the Academic OT Admission Requirements.
- Prerequisite course GPA at or above a 3.0 (B) with grades of "C" (2.0) or higher in each prerequisite course with the exception of anatomy as noted here. The average prerequisite GPA for the most recently admitted cohort was 3.5.
- Minimum of 40 hours of volunteer observation with an occupational therapist in at least two different practice setting.
- Letters of reference
- Personal statement
- Video essay
International31178 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1184 USD per credit during 36 months.
National31178 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1184 USD per credit during 36 months.
In-State12271 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 466 USD per credit during 36 months.
Living costs for Harrisonburg
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