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Occupational Therapy Dual Admission Program

Dual Admission – Occupational Therapy

Bachelor's Degree and Master of Occupational Therapy Degree

The master of occupational therapy (M.O.T.) degree is a four and two-and-a-half year combined program in which students will follow a four-year prescribed course of study with any undergraduate major.

The undergraduate coursework includes completion of the major, general education, and the prerequisites required by the Occupational Therapy program.

Students will receive the master of occupational therapy degree after successfully completing all degree requirements.

Degrees: Bachelor's Degree (Any Major)
Master of Occupational Therapy (M.O.T.)
Years to Complete 4+2.5
Preadmission Interview Yes (Shark Preview Weekend)
Dual Admission Deadline Fall: February 1
High School Requirements
GPA 3.5 weighted
ACT/SAT 25 composite ACT or 1220 total SAT
Student Type Day
Years Math
Years Science
Years English
Required Courses Biology*, Chemistry,  Algebra II
Major / Course Reqs. Any bachelor's degree, prescribed program prerequisites will be communicated upon admission
Cumulative GPA 3.0
Science GPA 3.0
Minimum Grade in Each Prerequisite Course C
Required Test Score

GRE no less than a minimum of the mean of the prior year's class in each component

All minimum test scores must be achieved on the same test attempt (superscoring is not accepted)

Graduate Application Yes
Degree Required Yes
Credits Required 120

Transfer students are not eligible to apply to the Health and Medical Professions dual admission programs. Only students coming to NSU in the fall semester as freshmen first time in college applicants are eligible to apply, unless the transferred college credits were earned through advanced high school programs such as AP, IB, or college academy – or in summer coursework following high school graduation, prior to attending NSU.  Please contact your admissions representative for more details regarding this requirement.     

Students who enter NSU with earned college credits through advanced high school programs may be able to complete their degree and program requirements earlier than scheduled and request to enter their graduate professional programs earlier as well. 

Calculation of cumulative and science GPA for the purpose of program eligibility for dual admission will not reflect the "grade forgiveness/repeated courses" policy, all grades for retaken courses will be included. The science GPA for dual admission purposes is only composed of all courses with BIOL, CHEM, and PHYS prefixes.

Please be advised that a student's initial course placement in mathematics, science or composition may impact the timing of the completion of all dual admission prerequisites and major courses, and could result in the need to take summer courses.

Final determination of admission into the professional program is at the discretion of the receiving college.

* Anatomy and Physiology, and Living Environment may be substituted for Biology

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