How to Apply

To be considered for admission to the OTA program, you will need to submit the following information:
  • A completed Application form
  • A personal statement (1-2 pages, double spaced) answering the following:
    • Describe your career goals.
    • How will participation in Philadelphia University’s Associate of Science degree in OTA Studies program assist you in achieving these goals?
    • Discuss some of the reasons you are considering OT as a career.
  • A current resume as evidence of your work or extracurricular experiences.
  • Official transcripts (sealed) from the high school from which you graduated or GED certificate AND  any accredited colleges/universities (if applicable) that you have previously attended
  • Schedule and complete two occupational therapy site visits.
    • Candidates to the Occupational Therapy Assistant Studies program will be expected to share firsthand knowledge of Occupational Therapy gained through a minimum of visits to two distinctly different occupational therapy sites. For example, long term care/rehab and pediatric out-patient or school based.
    • These visits must be completed prior to your interview and the Occupational Therapy Site Visit form must be completed in full and submitted prior to your interview.

Once all your information is submitted and reviewed you will be contacted via email to schedule and complete an in-person interview with an OTA faculty member. The applicant checklist may help you keep track of your progress through the application process. Hyperlink checklist

Qualified applicants are offered admission on a rolling basis throughout the year. Qualified applicants are required to confirm their acceptance of admission by submitting a $500 tuition deposit.

The OTA Studies course sequence starts in September or February after an orientation which is scheduled in August or January preceding the start of classes.

All admission materials should be submitted by mail to the following address:

Director, Occupational Therapy Assistant Studies Program
School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Philadelphia University
Bucks County Campus
Bucks County Technology Park
4800 Street Road, Suite 150
Trevose, PA 19053
For additional information, please contact the OTA Studies program at 215-526-0980.