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Associate in Science in Occupational Therapy
Recommended Academic Plan (RAP)
OT Course Descriptions

 

Fall  (Semester One)

Spring  (Semester Two)

OT100S*                                                  1

OT101*                                                    2

BIOL 129*                                                4

ENG  015  (GWS)                                    3

PSYCH 100 (GS)                                     3

                                                                       

                                                               

   

                                                       13 credits 

 

OT103*  +                                                  3

HDFS 129 or PSYCH 212 ^                      3

BIOL  141 (GN)*                                        3

BIOL 142 (GN)*                                         1

Math (GQ)                                                 3

KINES 013                                                1

OT195A                                                    1

 

                                                          15 credits

Fall  (Semester Three)

Spring  (Semester Four)

OT105W*                                                  3

OT107*                                                     3

OT109*                                                     3

Humanities Elective  (GH)                        

    Art Elective (GA)                                       3     

 

                                                               15 credits

 

OT202*                                                     3

OT204*                                                     3

OT206*                                                     4

OT201*                                                     3

OT195B                                                    1

                                                              

                                                           14 credits

Summer / Fall  (Semester Five)

  KEY FOR COURSES

 

OT295   A*                                                 6

OT295   B*                                                 6

 

                                                           12 credits

 

FW Level II is typically two,

8-week, full-time placements.

* Students must earn a grade of C or better in
this
course.

+ OT 103 meets the intercultural requirement
and
is designated US.

Students may take PSYCH 212 in place of      HDFS 129. Note PSYCH 100 is a pre-req for PSYCH 212.

 

  

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Students must complete these courses prior to enrolling in the 200-level OT courses: ENG 015, PSYC 100, BIOL 129, BIOL 141, BIOL 142, and HDFS 129.
  • OT courses in bold print may only be taken in the designated semester/order, except for OT195A, which is typically in Semester 2, but may be taken in Semester 3 and/or Summer Semester following the freshman year.
  • Courses meeting GQ, GH, GA requirements may be taken during any semester. Consult with adviser for best individual academic plan.
  • All didactic degree requirements must be completed prior to enrolling in OT 295 A/B.
  • FW Level II dates will be set by the Fieldwork Coordinator. Academic advising is required to establish FW II placements.
  • OT 295A/B must be completed within 18 months of completing the didactic requirement.

GRADING POLICY FOR OT COURSES

     A = 95-100       A- = 90-94              B+ = 87-89             B = 84-86               B- = 80-83              C+ = 77-79

     C =  73-76        D =  65-72              F = Below 65

 

Note 1:  Students must earn a grade of C in OT courses to be eligible to continue in the OTA program.

Note 2:  See OT195A and OT195B Evaluation of Level I Fieldwork Experience for passing score requirement.