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Occupational Therapy at Le Moyne College

Take the STAC FastTrack into the Masters of Science Program in Occupational Therapy at Le Moyne College.

Starting in the Fall 2019 semester, qualified 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.

According to the American Occupational Therapy Association, Occupational Therapy is a perfect career for those who want to help people to safely do the things they want to do. Often, people, due to age or illness, lose muscle control and so cannot perform some of the basic tasks of living. Occupational therapists treat injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. They help patients develop, recover, improve, as well as 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 $84,270 in 2018. In addition, the BLS projects a 24% growth in the number of jobs over the next five years.


Our partnership with Le Moyne College

Le Moyne College has generously agreed to guarantee admission for at least three STAC undergrads every year, provided they follow these steps:

  1. Receive approval from the Pre-OT Graduate Program Committee by October 1 of your Senior Year. 
  2. Complete a standard application to the MSOT program through otcas.liaisoncas.com by November 15th of your Senior Year. 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. 
  3. Take either the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and submit the score no later than December of your senior year. Competitive applicants will score in at least the 35th percentile on the MAT, or at least 152 on Verbal, 150 on Quantitative, and 4.0 on Analytical Writing on the GRE. Test codes needed at time of test for scores to be submitted to OTCAS are MAT = 3112 and GRE = 2366, respectively.
  4. 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 with no grade lower than a C in these courses. AP and CLEP courses do not qualify.
  5. Complete at least 25 hours of clinical observation under the supervision of a licensed OT in multiple settings with different clients before the start of their graduate coursework.
  6. Complete an interview at Le Moyne or via Skype or other media.  Interviews are by invitation.  

Prerequisites

You must have completed these prerequisite courses with no grade lower than a C in order to be accepted into the Le Moyne College Occupational Therapy Program.

Biology Sequence
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 

Psychology Sequence
Psych 206: Child Psychology
Psych 208: Adolescent Psychology
Psych 316: Adult Development
Psych 301: Abnormal Psychology 
Psych 310: Statistics
Phil 209: History of Ethics or Rels 214: Theology and Social Justice

3 credits in any of the following areas
World Literature, World Religions, History, Sociology

Courses offered by Le Moyne College
Medical Terminology (1 credit hour)
Neuroscience or Brain and Behavior (3 credit hours)


More information can be found at:

https://www.lemoyne.edu/Admission/Graduate-and-Professional-Admission/Occupational-Therapy

https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/occupational-therapists.htm#tab-6

https://www.aota.org/

Or contact Dr. Heath Bowen, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at 845-398-4380 or email [email protected]