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Occupational Therapy, M.Sc.

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North Miami, FL, United States
The Occupational Therapy Program at Barry University offers an innovative curriculum that leads to a Master of Science degree, and prepares you for certification as a registered occupational therapist.

Overview

On-campus occupational therapy courses are scheduled on two weekends each month in the fall, spring, and summer semesters, so that adults may continue to work or raise their families while preparing for a professional career.

The program integrates face to face and distance education.

Students complete a 12-week full-time fieldwork placement in a general rehabilitation or skilled nursing center after the first year of study, and another full-time fieldwork placement after the second year. The program can be completed in two and a half years.

No credit is awarded for experiential learning or work experience.

Students are required to have computer access and web cam.

The faculty at Barry University work as occupational therapists, while teaching on weekends. Their dedication to alternative education for adult learners makes them unique.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Kinesiology for Health Science Majors
  • Principles of Occupational Therapy
  • Neuroscience Fundamentals for Occupational Therapy
  • Conditions in Childhood
  • Evaluation with Children
  • Development and Intervention in Childhood
  • Conditions in Adulthood
  • Evaluation with Adults
  • Activities of Daily Living: Strategies for Special Needs
  • Development and Intervention in Adulthood
  • Conditions in Later Life
  • Evaluation with Older Adults
  • Development and Intervention in Later Life
  • Clinical Practicum and Seminar

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

Applicants are required to have the following prerequisites:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • 3.2 cumulative college grade point average
  • Grades of "B" or better in prerequisite courses: -Human Anatomy (3 cr.)-Human Physiology (3 cr.)(or Anatomy and Physiology I and II) (6 cr.)-Sociology or Anthropology (3 cr.)-Psychology (Developmental or Abnormal) (3 cr.)-Kinesiology (3 cr.) taken within the last 5 years
  • GRE exam results.
  • Two professional letters of recommendations
  • Evidence of 40 hours of observation or volunteer work in an occupational therapy clinic to inform yourself about this career.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    990 USD/credit
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  • National

    990 USD/credit
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Living costs for North Miami

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
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