Program Requirements

For admission into the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Health Studies (BSIHS) program, applicants must submit:
  • A College application for the BSIHS/MOT Track of the OT Program (available online at www.cabarruscollege.edu)
  • Official transcript(s) indicating completion of an Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant degree from an accredited program and:
    • An overall GPA of 3.0 or above
    • Successful completion of the following courses with a grade C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or higher:
      • English Composition
      • Anatomy and Physiology I and II with labs
      • Introduction to Psychology
      • Human Growth and Development or Developmental Psychology
      • Abnormal Psychology
      • Coursework which includes human kinesiology and medical terminology
  • A written essay of 300-500 words that addresses the following:
    • Self-reflection on your experiences as an OTA. Include your greatest accomplishment; a significant challenge and how it was addressed; and influences on your decision to become an OT
    • Your personal qualities that will contribute to the Cabarrus College OTA to OT program and the occupational therapy profession
  • Three references utilizing the Occupational Therapy Reference Form. At least one reference must be from an OT and at least one reference from another healthcare professional
  • An employment resume
  • Evidence of current OTA licensure or other regulation according to the state or jurisdiction of employment
  • Evidence of at least one year's employment as an OTA within the past five years. Employment must be full-time or part-time with a minimum of 20 hours per week
  • Evidence of US citizenship (either a valid I-551 card or permanent resident card)

For OTA's outside of North Carolina, the College must have state authorization to offer distance education in your home state before the application can be considered.

An interview may be requested for either the MOT or BSIHS/MOT tracks as part of the stepwise admissions process to finalize decisions among otherwise comparable applicants.

A criminal background screening showing a felony conviction may prohibit eligibility for future licensure, and therefore may preclude admission into the program.

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