Seton Hall University offers an innovative dual degree program leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Social and Behavioral Sciences (SOBT) and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT). This six-year (3+3) program offers students an opportunity to begin their pre-professional education in a traditional liberal arts environment and complete their professional degree in an intensive curriculum that offers clinical internships.
The Occupational Therapy program is rigorous with high expectations for students' performance. During the 2012-2015 academic years, 78 students were admitted to the program, and 70 (90%) of them completed the program. Occasionally, students choose to withdraw from the program for various reasons. Program graduates are eligible to take the National Certification Examination for the Occupational Therapist (NBCOT®).
The social and behavioral sciences major at Seton Hall University encompasses those disciplines related to the study of humanity in all its diversity. The program is distinguished by its emphasis on understanding behavior as a product of the interaction of individuals and their society and culture. This integrated perspective prepares students for careers in many professional and applied areas. Ongoing academic advising from the program's director ensures that students receive the guidance needed to tailor the program to their interests and goals.
Occupational therapists (OTs) help their clients regain lost abilities, develop new skills and live life to the fullest. That work can take many forms - from serving children with development disabilities, to helping a patient relearn daily tasks after a stroke, to working with people who have physical and mental disabilities.
Note: Students must adhere to the requirements outlined in the Catalogue according to their year of matriculation.
Students admitted into the SOBT dual degree program are guaranteed admission into the Occupational Therapy graduate program in their senior year, provided they meet all the admission criteria outlined in their Catalogue. Due to a limit on the number of occupational therapy students in each entering class, admission into the program is competitive and highly selective.
The Occupational Therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA®), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE's telephone number, c/o AOTA, is (301) 652-AOTA, and and its web address click here »
The eight-semester, 84-credit program offers a unique blend of experiential and academic experiences with a community and entrepreneurship model. Through this dynamic interplay, students are well prepared to begin professional practice as entry-level occupational therapists.
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