Cooperative Program in Occupational Therapy
The C of I Cooperative Program in Occupational Therapy is an undergraduate-graduate articulation agreement with Idaho State University (ISU). Students will complete all of the requirements for a BA or BS degree at C of I, including all of the Liberal Arts Core, a major, and the prerequisites for entrance into the ISU Masters of Occupational Therapy program. Students who complete the C of I portion of this program will receive a BA or BS degree in the major they have completed. Upon completion of the ISU portion of the program, students will earn a Master of Occupational Therapy from ISU.
Entrance into the ISU program is competitive. ISU has offered at least three admission seats to C of I students each year, but it is possible that more than three C of I students will apply. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all areas of the prerequisite courses, as well as in the most recent 60 units of course work, and must apply to the ISU program by December 15th of their senior year to ensure early acceptance into the program for qualified applicants. Students must also take the GRE exam or the Miller Analogy Test and complete at least 20 hours of experience under the supervision of a licensed Occupational Therapist, before making application. For a complete description of the ISU program and detailed requirements for admission, see the ISU web site.
Required Prerequisite Courses:
To be completed at The College of Idaho:
- Biology (16 credits)
- Chemistry (4 credits)
- Physics (4 credits, 8 recommended])
- Math (3 credits)
- Social and Behavioral Sciences (12 credits)
- Speech Communication (3 credits)
- English: (3 credits)
- Composition course (3 credits)
- Other Recommended Courses (at least five three-unit courses from this category recommended)
- Fine Arts
- Foreign Language