Whether it’s redesigning a play area for a child in a wheelchair, planning holiday shopping strategies for an adult with heart and breathing problems, or modifying job tasks so a returning veteran with a traumatic brain injury can return to work…Occupational Therapists (OT’s) make a difference in people’s lives.
Guided by a belief in the power of being physically, mentally, spiritually and socially active, OT’s assist people who are at risk for medical/psychological problems to prevent injury or health conditions by leading healthy and productive lives
Learning outcomes of the Occupational Therapy program from American International College.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the biological, physical, social and behavioral sciences as applied to occupations across the lifespan.
- Evaluate/Apply OT history, philosophy, and theoretical perspectives from evidence-based scholarship, OT models of practice and frames of reference, and emerging theory, to support the OT Process.
- Apply the various contexts such as social, cultural, political, economic and ecological influences in which Occupational Therapy services are provided.
- Exhibit an attitude of scholarly curiosity and inquiry by demonstrating an understanding of the research process including proposal writing, critiquing the literature, designing studies, collecting and analyzing data, and interpreting findings.
- Demonstrate clinical reasoning including scientific, narrative, procedural, pragmatic, ethical and interactive reasoning.
- Articulate and apply the Occupational Therapy Practice Frameworks (OTPF) to the process of evaluation, intervention and outcomes to individuals, organizations and/or populations.
- Communicate in a variety of formats and effectively collaborate with other professionals
- Foundations of Occupational Therapy
- Evidence-Based Practice
- Gross Anatomy/Lab
- Group Dynamics/Lab
- Professional Communication
- Occupational Science
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- Late applications will be reviewed on a space available basis.
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- Graduate students applying to the MSOT program must have earned a BS or BA degree from an accredited four-year institution. A minimum GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) is preferred. Applicants must also have received a minimum grade of a B- in all required prerequisite coursework.
- Graduate Record Examinations (GRE’s) may be required for any candidate with a cumulative GPA that is below the preferred minimum. Percentile ranking scores of 50% or higher are preferred. Admission decisions will consider both undergraduate BS/BA GPA and GRE Scores.
- Two letters of recommendation (one must be academic)
- A personal statement as detailed on the OTCAS website
- 16 total hours of occupational therapy observation at no fewer than two different locations. Minimum of 8 hours at each location
International48110 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24055 USD per semester during 36 months.
National48110 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24055 USD per semester during 36 months.
- The final year of the program requires fieldwork to be completed in a summer term. The rate, will be: $18,040 in the Spring term and $6,015 in the summer term.
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