Take the STAC FastTrack into the Masters of Science Program in Occupational Therapy at Le Moyne College.
Are you interested in pursuing a career in Occupational Therapy? If so, take the STAC FastTrack into the Masters of Science Program in Occupational Therapy at Le Moyne College.
STAC students who meet all entrance requirements can be guaranteed a seat in the prestigious Occupational Therapy Graduate Program at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York.
Facts and Figures
According to the American Occupational Therapy Association, Occupational Therapy is a perfect career for those who want to help people safely do the things they want to do.
Often, people, due to age or illness, lose muscle control and cannot perform some of the essential tasks of living. Occupational therapists treat injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities.
They help patients develop, recover, improve, and maintain the skills needed for daily living and working. To help them improve, Occupational Therapists work with people in their homes, their workplaces, their communities, or in facilities, to create:
Customized treatment programs to improve one’s ability to perform daily activities
Comprehensive home and job site evaluations with adaptation recommendations
Performance skills assessments and treatment
Adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training
Guidance to family members and caregivers.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Therapists earned a median salary of $86,280 in 2022. In addition, the BLS projects a 17% growth before 2030.
STAC FastTrack Requirements
Le Moyne College has generously agreed to guarantee admission for at least three STAC undergrads every year, provided they meet the following requirements:
Receive approval from the Pre-OT Graduate Program Committee by October 1 of their Senior year.
Complete a standard application to the MSOT program through otcas.liaisoncas.com or directly to Le Moyne College by November 15th of your Senior year. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis after this date until the program is at capacity. Applications must include three letters of reference from STAC faculty members, licensed occupational therapists (OT), and/or work managers. At least one reference must be from a licensed OT.
Competitive applicants will earn a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.3 at the end of their undergraduate program and an overall grade point average greater than or equal to 3.0 in all prerequisite courses (see below) with no grade lower than a B- in these courses. AP and CLEP courses do not qualify.
Complete at least 30 hours of clinical observation under the supervision of a licensed OT in multiple settings with different clients before the start of their graduate coursework. (Hours may be completed during the admission process so long as they are scheduled to be finished before the start of the graduate program.)
Complete a virtual admission interview with Le Moyne College. Interviews will be conducted by invitation only.
You must have completed these prerequisite courses with no grade lower than a B- to be accepted into the Le Moyne College Occupational Therapy Program.
Bio 171/173: General Biology I with Lab
Bio 172/174: General Biology II with Lab
Bio 251: Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab
Bio 252: Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab
PSYC 206: Child Psychology
PSYC 208: Adolescent Psychology or ED 208: Adolescent Psychology
PSYC 316: Adult Development
PSYC 301: Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 310: Statistics (or biostatistics, if offered)
Any Religious Studies (RELS) or Philosophy (PHIL) course
Cultural Ideas and/or Global Perspectives
One course (3 credits) in any of the following areas: World Literature, World Religions, History, Sociology.
Medical Terminology & Neuroscience (Le Moyne)
The following courses are offered through Le Moyne College in the January Intersession and May Intersession. Both are offered in a 100% online format at a reduced tuition rate to STAC students.
Medical Terminology (1 credit hour)
Neuroscience or Brain and Behavior (3 credit hours)
To learn more or register, contact the Office of Graduate Admission at [email protected]
More information can be found at:
Or contact Dr. Heath Bowen, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at 845-398-4380 or email [email protected]