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Admission Requirements and Tuition

Occupational Therapy Prerequisites & Admissions Criteria (Flex MOT):

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. You can apply while you are still enrolled in an undergraduate degree program or while you are completing prerequisite coursework.  You should submit a plan of study with your application that indicates all remaining courses that will be completed prior to program enrollment.
  • An official GRE score report sent directly to the University from ETS. The test must have been taken within the last five (5) years.  A combined minimum GRE score of 294 for the verbal and quantitative sections is recommended. The analytical writing score is also evaluated. The University's GRE Institutional Code Number is 5325. Candidates who have previously earned a Master's degree are exempt from the GRE requirement.
  • Required prerequisite coursework: For all prerequisite course work completed five (5) or more years prior to application, you may be required to demonstrate competency through completion of subsequent academic course work, appropriate standardized testing or life experiences. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
Occupational Therapy Prerequisites (Required) Semester Hours Quarter Hours
Motion and Movement
Physics, Physical Science, Biomechanics or Anatomical Kinesiology. Introductory courses acceptable.
3 4.5
Biology (Human Based)
Knowledge of human body, structure and function. Exercise Physiology can be used as a substitute. Introductory courses are acceptable.
3 4.5
General or Upper Level Human Anatomy & Physiology
Knowledge of human body, structure and function
6 9
Human Growth and Development over Lifespan
Human or lifespan development course that includes motor and psychosocial development from birth through end of life
3 4.5
Social Sciences
Any combination of Psychology, Sociology, Sociocultural/Socioeconomic, Anthropology, Human Behavior and Development, Public Health, Humanities (must show human relationships), Ethnicity or Gender Studies courses can be used toward this requirement
12 18
Medical Terminology 1 1.5

Additional Requirements:

  • A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 calculated on program prerequisites is preferred; however, the grade trend of the applicant will be considered.
  • A total of two (2) references from the following: Two licensed Occupational Therapists (preferred) or one Occupational Therapist and one faculty member or academic advisor.
  • A minimum of 80 volunteer or observation experience hours (volunteer hours, work hours, observation hours, etc.) in an occupational therapy setting is required.
  • A comprehensive background check requiring fingerprints and drug screen will be administered during the admissions process.

Application Due Dates:

Campus To be considered for: Apply by*
St. Augustine Fall Term (September) December 15
St. Augustine Spring Term (January) June 15

*After these dates, applications will be considered on a space available basis.

Application Process:

How to Apply

Tuition

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**The University of St. Augustine reserves the right to revise the schedule of tuition and fees without notice. The costs provided by the Student Services office are for the current or upcoming academic term and may change for future academic terms.

Fieldwork
Fieldwork (clinical internship) is part of the curriculum and may require that a student temporarily relocate. The student is responsible for the cost of travel and other associated expenses. It is a requirement that students complete all Level II fulltime fieldwork within 24 months following completion of academic preparation.

Who should I contact with questions about admissions or the application process:
Please contact the Admissions Office at (800) 241-1027 x1300 or admissions@usa.edu with any application or admissions questions.

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