NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

366 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Occupational Therapy Prerequisite Courses Course Title Semester Hours Natural Sciences Biology with lab (introduction, general, or principles of)................................ 3–4 Anatomy (human) and physiology (including lab). .................4 OR Anatomy (human) with lab....................................................4 AND Physiology with lab.......................................................... 3–4 Physics with lab (general, college)......................................... 3–4 OR Kinesiology. ......................................................................... 3–4 Social Sciences Psychology......................................................................................6 Human growth and development or developmental psychology (must cover infancy through aging)...................... 3 Other social sciences (e.g. ethnic studies, anthropology, sociology, or ethics)............................................. 3 Humanities English composition.......................................................................6 OR English composition....................................................................... 3 AND a writing-intensive course................................................... 3 AND a 4.0 on the writing section of the GRE Other humanities (e.g., art, communications, literature, foreign language, history, philosophy, logic, or humanities)......................................................................9 Math Statistics........................................................................................... 3 Other Medical terminology (college). ................................1 (minimum) Applicants must demonstrate computer and word processing competency. NOTE: None of the science courses can be applied science courses. Recommended Courses The following additional courses will also help in the occupational therapy curriculum. Course Title Semester Hours Ethics................................................................................................ 3 Public speaking............................................................................... 3 Theories of personality.................................................................. 3 Logic/philosophy. .......................................................................... 3 Application Procedures The entry-level Master of Occupational Therapy (M.O.T.) program begins annually in May. Candidates for admission to the M.O.T. program are responsible for the submission of an application via the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS). The OTCAS application deadline is March 1. Priority will be given to individuals whose applications have been verified in OTCAS by April 1. Applications are processed on a rolling or periodic basis. It is in the best interest of prospective students to complete their applications early because of the limited number of positions in the class. Applications received after the deadline date will be considered subject to space availability in the entering class. Details and fees associated with OTCAS are available on the OTCAS website at otcas.org. After the Office of Admissions has been notified of completed application processing by OTCAS, students will be asked to submit a required, separate NSU M.O.T. application form by the deadline of March 15 for further consideration, along with a $50, nonrefundable application fee. Details on application procedures are available at healthsciences.nova.edu/ot/mot/application_procedures.html. Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required from within the last five years in all three areas of the general test: verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing. The NSU institution code is 5522 and the department code is 0618. GRE scores should be submitted through the OTCAS system with the M.O.T. application. Three letters of reference on NSU Master of Occupational Therapy forms from individuals (other than relatives) such as academic instructors and professors, health professionals, volunteer or work supervisors are required. One reference must be from an occupational therapist. Evaluations should be submitted on forms within the OTCAS system. All applicants, except Occupational Therapy Assistants, must complete a minimum of 40 volunteer hours with at least two different populations. Documentation of volunteer hours must be submitted within the OTCAS system. Upon receipt of all materials fromOTCAS, the NSU application, test scores, and applicable fees, the Committee on Admissions will select applicants to complete a video essay. Those selected will be notified in writing of the expectations and instructions for recording and submitting the video essay. An invitation to complete a video essay should not be construed by the applicant as evidence of acceptance. If accepted, it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure arrangements are made for final official transcripts from all undergraduate (including advanced, placement test scores),

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