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Office of Dean - College of Arts & Sciences
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg PA 17257
cas@ship.edu  
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(717) 477-1151

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Franklin Science Center Room 142
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA
(717) 477-1401

Dr. David Long
Health Sciences Director
717-477-1433
drlong@ship.edu
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Office of the Provost
OM 308
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
(717) 477-1371
provost@ship.edu 

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The School of Graduate Studies
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1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Phone: (717) 477-1148
Fax: (717) 477-4016
GradSchool@ship.edu

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Occupational Therapy

Shippensburg University is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson College of Health in an effort to increase access to higher education in the nursing and allied health fields. To learn more about our partnership programs visit : http://www.jefferson.edu/jchp/admissions/partners.cfm

Minimum Course Requirements For Entry Into The Program Of Occupational Therapy

BS-MS Degree (39 months) (2+3)
Entry-level MS in OT Degree (28 months) (4+2) 

Thomas Jefferson Requirements & Shippensburg University Equivalent Courses In Credits

Biological Sciences (16)
(including physiology, anatomy)

  • Equivalent Courses
    • Principles of Biology I -BID 115 (4)
    • Principles of Biology II -BID 116 (4)
    • Human Physiology -BID 350 (4)
    • Human Anatomy -BID 371 (4)

College Mathematics (3)

  • Equivalent Courses
    • Basic Mathematical Models -MAT 120 (3)
      OR
    • Precalculus -MAT 124 (3)

Statistics (3)

  • Equivalent Courses
    • Intro. to Statistics -MTH 102 (3)

English (6)

  • Equivalent Courses
    • College Writing -ENG 101 (3)
      and 
    • one advanced elective (3)

Psychology (12)

  • Equivalent Courses
    • General Psychology -PSY 101 (3)
    • Abnormal Psychology -PSY 330 (3)
    • Child & Adolescent -PSY 265 (3)
    • Adulthood & Aging -PSY 352 (3)

Sociology (3)

  • Equivalent Courses
    • Principles of Sociology -SOC 101 (3)

Cultural or Ethnic Diversity course (3)

  • Equivalent Courses

    • Cultural Anthropology -ANT 111 (3)
      OR
    • Minority Groups -SOC 243 (3)

Electives (Social Sciences, Humanities, Arts) (9)

  • Equivalent Courses
    Any THREE of the following courses:

    • Art Appreciation -ART 101 (3)
    • Beginning German -GER 101 (3)
    • Early History of the u.s. -HIS 103 (3)
    • World History I -BIS 105 (3)
    • World History II -HIS 106 (3)
    • Introduction to Music -MUS 121 (3)
    • Introduction to Philosophy -PHL 101 (3)
    • Basic Oral Communications -SPE 100 (3)

Minimum Credits Required: 55

Note: Students who have minimal experience with microcomputers (FCs) should take a computer science course, e.g., MIS 142 or CFS 103

Entry-Level Masters In Occupational Therapy

Masters in OT requires a Baccalaureate degree and credits in the following disciplines (Anatomy & Physiology (8), Statistics (3), English (6), Psychology (12), Cultural/Ethic diversity (3), Sociology (3) -use the information above on the BS-MS in OT program for course guidelines.) Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology can substitute for A & P. The Graduate Record Exam is required for application to the MS in OT program.
At least 50 hours of shadowing/hands-on experience in varied settings (at least two) should be obtained with certified occupational therapists for entry into either program.

See the American Occupational Therapy Assoc. website for more information: www.aota.org 
or go to http://www.jefferson.edu/jchp/ot/index.cfm