Jun 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Pre-Occupational Therapy

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About the Program

This program offers four competitive seats in the 2-year full-time Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program at Salus University to students who meet the criteria, according to agreement between the two universities. Additional Arcadia applicants will be considered along with all other non-Arcadia applicants for admissions to the MSOT program.

Occupational Therapy is based on the principle that people can improve their health and well-being by engaging in a self-directed, personally-initiated, goal-directed and organized dynamic process.

Adviser: Dr. John Daley


  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science from Arcadia University.
  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Salus University. 

Prerequisite Courses

Note: Credit by examination (such as AP credits) is permitted for any prerequisite except for BI205 Human Anatomy and BI206 Human Physiology requirements.

Minimum Criteria to be Considered

  • Completion of at least 4 full-time semesters and earned a B.A. or B.S. degree from Arcadia University.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.25 at Arcadia University.
  • Earn a grade of B or better in all prerequisite courses. 
  • Either BI205 or BI206 and one other prerequisite course must be taken at Arcadia.
  • Successful completion of an interview by the Salus University OT Department and Office of Admissions
  • Observation hours (minimum of 50, volunteer or employment) with an Occupational Therapist at minimum of two different settings
  • Completed Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Millers Analogies Test (MAT) with scores within 60-65th percentile ranking, no more than 3 years old
  • Completed application by October 1st with three letters of evaluation forwarded directly to OTCAS from (1) a registered occupational therapist (OTR) regarding the student’s work or experience; (2) an instructor assessing the student’s ability to complete graduate work; and (3) an authority from OT or faculty assessing the student’s qualifications to complete graduate work and a professional scholarly career

The final decision on any of the requirements of the application process is within the discretion of Salus University’s Occupational Therapy Department and Office of Admissions.

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