Occupational Therapy - Bridge Program

Bay Path University

825 USD/credit
825 USD/credit
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The Master of Occupational Therapy - Bridge Program from Bay Path University is an accelerated path for licensed Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA) or Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA) to earn a Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree in a format that may allow for continued practice in the field. Our Bridge program provides heightened focus on evaluation, as well as, intervention. 


The Master of Occupational Therapy - Bridge Program from Bay Path University provides heightened focus on evaluation, as well as, intervention. 

Student Learning Outcomes

The following educational outcomes reflect the expectations of the Department of Occupational Therapy for students who have completed the advanced level of occupational therapy. Students will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the OT process by using assessment results to complete an evaluation report, develop a treatment plan including client-centered goals and objectives, write a progress note and a discharge summary, and identify family and service provider recommendations for skill development
  • Identify the characteristics of human activity and break the activity into component parts to determine where client limitations may occur, in order to develop effective treatment to address the limitations
  • Demonstrate entry level knowledge, problem solving, clinical reasoning, and critical analysis skills to integrate curriculum content into practice scenarios or simulations for generalist practice
  • Demonstrate entry level clinical competence, including oral and written communication and documentation, assessment, intervention, treatment planning, discharge planning, safety, and clinical reasoning skills
  • Use occupational therapy theory and models of practice to develop a group protocol to meet the occupational needs of a specific population, incorporating client-centered and goal-related activities
  • Develop a sense of personal awareness, reflect on their personal and/or professional experiences, and articulate their skills, goals, and areas of strength/growth to occupational therapy practitioners through the development of a comprehensive professional portfolio
  • Demonstrate improved research and information literacy skills to identify reliable and relevant research articles related to a specific topic and will critically appraise 15-20 articles, identifying the study design, purpose, methods, relevance, limitations, and applicability of each study
  • Develop a personal learning plan and conduct a self-assessment to identify learning needs and initiate learning activities to meet those needs
  • Based upon assessment information, students will design a client-centered treatment plan to address occupational limitations, including relevant client goals and the use of meaningful occupational intervention to address established goals
  • Identify a client need based on the person and environmental factors to design a piece of adaptive equipment to address the functional limitations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anatomy & Physiology 
  • Statistics
  • Social Policy in Health Care
  • Research & Writing in Health Care
  • Communicating in Health Care Systems
  • Play and Leisure
  • Theory, History, and Foundations of Occupational Therapy

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70 alternative credits




Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Successful Completion of an Associate's Degree in Ota or Pta From a Regionally Accredited Institution
  • Currently Hold an Ota or Pta License
  • Have at Least 1 Year of Full-time Practice Experience  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    825 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 825 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • National

    825 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 825 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • $825/credit Track 1 
  • $985/credit Track 2


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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