South University, West Palm Beach (View Other Campuses)
Admissions Criteria for the POTD Program:
Any prerequisite courses considered for transfer will be evaluated by the Program Director for
Applicants who fully meet entrance criteria and have a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited institution will matriculate through Track A for their core and elective courses. Total credit hours required to graduate with a practice (clinical) Doctorate in Occupational Therapy at South University is 58 quarter hours in this track. Occupational Therapists with a Master’s in Occupational Therapy may graduate in a shorter period of time than do their colleagues with a Bachelor’s degree.
Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy and a related Master’s degree in Health Sciences, such as, a Master’s in Health Service Administration, Master’s in Clinical Social Work, Masters in Health Science, Master of Science in Nursing, Master in Public Health, or Masters of Business Administration-with an emphasis on healthcare will also matriculate into Track A.
Applicants with a Baccalaureate degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited institution will matriculate into Track B, unless they can demonstrate proof of having taken the required prerequisite courses at an approved institution. Total credit hours required to graduate with a practice (clinical) Doctorate in Occupational Therapy at South University is 74 quarter hours in this track. Occupational Therapists with a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy require a longer period of time to graduate than do their Master’s trained colleagues. This is based on the requirement of taking prerequisite courses embedded within the Doctor of Occupational Therapy curriculum.
Please refer to the Doctor of Occupational Therapy curriculum for further information.