Associate in Science in Occupational Therapy

Recommended Academic Plan

This major is under an administrative enrollment control. Please review the Entrance-to-Major requirements found at http://dus.psu.edu/students/etm/requirements.html

Fall (Semester One)

Course DetailsCredits
OT100S Structural Foundations in Occupational TherapyNotes for: OT100S

OT100S

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
OT101 Conceptual Foundations of Occupational Therapy PracticeNotes for: OT101

OT101

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
BIOL129 Mammalian AnatomyNotes for: BIOL129

BIOL129

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
ENGL 015 Rhetoric and CompositionNotes for: ENGL015

ENGL015

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
PSYCH 100 Introductory PsychologyNotes for: PSYCH100

PSYCH100

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 13

Spring (Semester Two)

Course DetailsCredits
OT103 Occupational Performance across the LifespanNotes for: OT103

OT103

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
HDFS129 Introduction to Human Development and Family StudiesNotes for: HDFS129

HDFS129

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or PSYCH212 Introduction to Developmental Psychology Notes for: PSYCH212

PSYCH212

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
BIOL141 Introductory PhysiologyNotes for: BIOL141

BIOL141

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
BIOL 142 Physiology LaboratoryNotes for: BIOL142

BIOL142

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
HumanitiesNotes for: GH

GH

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ArtsNotes for: GA

GA

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Kines013 First Aid, Personal Safety, and CPR
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
Total credits 14

Fall (Semester 3)

Course DetailsCredits
OT105W Group Process across the LifespanNotes for: OT105W

OT105W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
OT107 Activity Analysis: Assistive Technologies & Methods of AdaptationNotes for: OT107

OT107

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
OT109 Management & Ethics in Occupational TherapyNotes for: OT109

OT109

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
OT195ANotes for: OT195A

OT195A

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
MATHNotes for: GQ

GQ

Recommended GQ = Math017, Math021, STAT100 or STAT200
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
HumanitiesNotes for: GH

GH

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ArtsNotes for: GA

GA

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 16

Spring (Semester Four)

Course DetailsCredits
OT201 Clinical Reasoning & Documentation in Occupational TherapyNotes for: OT201

OT201

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
OT202 Occupational Therapy for Developmental DisabilitiesNotes for: OT202

OT202

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
OT204 Occupational Therapy for Behavioral HealthNotes for: OT204

OT204

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
OT206 Occupational Therapy for Physical Disabilities Notes for: OT206

OT206

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
OT195B Level I Fieldwork ExperienceNotes for: OT195B

OT195B

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
Total credits 14

Summer/Fall (Semester Five)

Course DetailsCredits
OT295A Fieldwork Experience in Occupational TherapyNotes for: OT295A

OT295A

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
6
OT295B Field Experience in Occupational TherapyNotes for: OT295B

OT295B

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
6
Total credits 12

Additional Notes

As per ACOTE Standard A.3.5 Advance Notice to Students related to Criteria for Successful Completion and ACOTE Standard A.4.13 Progression, Retention, and Graduation from the OTA Program is as follows:

Successful completion of each segment of the OTA Program requires:

  • Student earn a C or better in all OT courses (except OT100S), BIOL129, BIOL141 & BIOL142.
  • OT courses must be taken in the semester designated on this Recommended Academic Plan for OTA.
  • Student pass BIOL129, BIOL141, and BIOL142 prior to taking OT105W, OT107 & OT109 in the 3rd semester.
  • Student pass ENGL015, PSYCH100, and HDFS129 prior to entering the 3rd semester.
  • When a student fails an OT course (except OT100S); they may not progress to next semester. Student will need to meet with advisor to discuss options of progression in the program.
  • Courses meeting the GQ, GH, or GA requirements may be taken during any semester; however, it is recommended they are completed prior to the 4th semester (recommendations for GQ are as follows: MATH017, MATH021, STAT100, or STAT200). 
  • Student maintain 2.0GPA, in order to engage in OT195A or OT195B Fieldwork Level I.
  • All didactic degree requirements be completed with a 2.0GPA or better prior to enrolling in OT295A/B.
  • OT195A, OT195B, OT295A, and OT295B dates & place of experience will be scheduled by the AFWCoordinator.

In order to graduate with an Associate in Science in Occupational Therapy degree:  

  • Student must maintain a 2.0 GPA per Academic Progress Policy 54-00, "To graduate, a degree candidate must complete the requirements for the candidate's major and earn at least a C (2.00) average for all courses taken at this University as stated in 82-40, subject to the conditions of 51-00.”
  • Student must complete OT295A/B within 18 months of completing the didactic requirements.
  • Total OTA program credits = 69

For additional info about the OTA Program, go to - http://undergraduate.bulletins.psu.edu/undergraduate/colleges/university...

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

GQ
Recommended GQ = Math017, Math021, STAT100 or STAT200