Idaho State University Master of Occupational Therapy (BA or BS/MOT)
The College of Idaho 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 The College of Idaho, including the prerequisites for entrance into the Idaho State University Masters of Occupational Therapy program. Many of the prerequisites overlap significantly with the Health Professions Studies minor under PEAK. Students who complete The College of Idaho portion of this program will receive a BA or BS degree in the major they have completed. Upon completion of the Idaho State University portion of the program, students will earn a Master of Occupational Therapy from Idaho State University.
Entrance into the Idaho State University program is competitive. Idaho State University has offered at least three admission seats to College of Idaho students each year, but it is possible that more than three College of Idaho 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 Idaho State University program by December 15th of their senior year to ensure early acceptance into the program for qualified applicants. Students must meet minimum standards on the GRE 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 Idaho State University 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 cr)
- Other Recommended Courses (at least five three-unit courses from this category recommended)
- Fine Arts
- Foreign Language