This program is offered in a blended learning format that involves both on campus and distance learning experiences. Students are required to participate in two intensive on-campus weekend class meetings per month and complete extensive reading and online learning activities during the week(s) between campus meetings.
Potential students should read both program and admission requirements to make sure the program is a good fit.
The program requires requires students to:
- have daily access to a laptop computer with camera, and familiarity with basic computer functions including e-mail, internet, and Microsoft Word and PowerPoint software.
- participate in various online guided and independent learning activities, facilitated through the use of e-mail, internet, and distance learning technologies (Blackboard, web conferencing).
- matriculate into the OT Program in the fall and participate in the mandatory on-campus orientation weekend held in late July or early August.
- keep continuous matriculation as the curriculum’s courses are sequential.
- complete all Level II fieldwork within 15 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program. (See note about eligibility below).
- complete the degree in no more than 4.5 years from the date of first enrollment. Students who have not earned the graduate degree during this period will have their academic records reviewed and may be asked to meet additional requirements in order to graduate.
Certification Eligibility Information
Participation in clinical experiences and fieldwork are required components of the OT curriculum. Clinical and fieldwork sites require legal clearances such as a criminal background check, finger printing, and/or child abuse history clearance in order to permit participation in the clinical experience. Clinical and fieldwork sites may deny a student's placement because of a felony or misdemeanor conviction, failure of a required drug test, or inability to produce an appropriate health clearance, all of which would result in delayed graduation, or, in the inability to graduate from the program.
Individuals who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be denied certification or licensure as a health professional. Contact the appropriate national or state credentialing bodies for information regarding individual eligibility.