This degree leads to a career in Occupational Therapy, one of the fastest growing healthcare fields.
Separate cohort for:
Students can enter with a minimum of 60 credits and then earn 120 credits from the B.S./M.S. degree
Candidates must meet the criteria set by the university
- Transcripts from an accredited university
- 3 letters of recommendation
- 50 volunteer hours with a licensed occupational therapist/verification letter required
- 2 page written statement providing a rationale for the decision to become an occupational therapist
- interview with an advisor with the OT faculty after which the candidate will be asked to write a short essay pertaining to the field
- 3.0 GPA overall and a preferred 3.0 or better in the sciences
- B.A. from a regionally accredited university. In rare cases some students have entered with an associate degree or a successful completion of 64 credits. (See the LIU OT website for more details)
- Strong grades in all prerequisite courses
- Fall: 17 credits
- Spring: 14 credits
- Summer: 14 credits
- Fall: 18 credits, including fieldwork level 1: geriatrics
- Spring: 17 credits, including fieldwork level 1: Mental health and physical disability
- Summer: 17 credits
- Fall: 15 credits including Fieldwork Level II: Mental Health and Fieldwork Level 1: Pediatrics
- Spring: 13-17 credits, Fieldwork level II Physical Disability, Fieldwork Level II: Pediatrics
- Elective Fieldwork Level II: ( 2-4 credits), Capstone Research Project
- 24 hours community service per semester
Level 1 fieldwork
- Fall: one time per week for 10 weeks
- Spring: two times a week for six weeks
Level 1 and Level II Fieldwork experiences
- Fall: two times a week for 6 weeks
Minimum of 28 weeks full time level II fieldwork experience in three different practice areas ( students are responsible for providing all OT services to their own caseload, under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapists)
LIU discounts per credit charges by 15% for Seminary cohort students. ( All other charges apply.)
A range of student loans, subsidized and unsubsidized are available. Partial scholarships may be awarded in recognition of academic excellence.
Financial aid advice is provided by the Seminary and LIU.
Apply early for maximum financial assistance
The OT program-a B.S./M.S. program, following 1 year of prerequisites, takes 3 years, as opposed to the traditional 6 or 7 years.
LIU Occupational Therapy Department’s mission statement declares its commitment to prepare health professionals who will demonstrate mastery of a complex body of skills, knowledge, attitudes and values reflecting best practices sensitive to the needs of a diverse urban community.
Occupational therapy is a vital health care and rehabilitation profession that employs practitioners who help clients to develop or to restore and sustain the highest quality of productive life while recovering from illness or injury.