Curriculum Plan

The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Health Studies curriculum is a bachelor's degree completion program for occupational therapy assistants (OTA's) seeking to progress to occupational therapists (OT's) in the Cabarrus College's BSIHS/MOT program. This innovative program emphasizes leadership, science, and occupational therapy while preparing students for success at the graduate level in occupational therapy. Admission to the program is offered for fall semester only.

BS in Interdisciplinary Health Studies Credits
Associate Degree in OTA (Pre-requisite) 69
Semester 1 (Fall)
Introduction to Health Services Organizations 3
Professional Research and Reporting 3
Statistics 3
Issues in Diversity 3
Introduction to Financial Management 3
Total semester credits 15
Semester 2 (Spring)
Research in an Electronic Environment 3
Legal and Ethical Issues in Contemporary Society 3
Health Services Leadership (HSL) Elective 3
Health Services Leadership (HSL) Elective 3
Total semester credits 12

Semester 3 (Fall)
Advanced Applications of Human Anatomy & Physiology 3
Functional Kinesiology 3
Applied Statistics and Research Methods 3
Foundations for Occupational Therapy 3
Total semester credits 12
Semester 4 (Spring)
Pathophysiology 3
Fundamentals in Neuroscience 3
Occupational Development through the Lifespan 3
Occupational Therapy in Health Care 3
Total semester credits 12
Baccalaureate Degree Total Credits 120

To graduate from the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Health Studies program, all courses must be completed with a "C" or higher.

To progress into the Master's in Occupational Therapy coursework, students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

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