Students planning on a career in occupational therapy must complete a graduate-level degree, either the master's degree (M.S.O.T.) or doctoral degree (D.O.T.).
Students must complete their baccalaureate degree and prerequisite coursework before being accepted into M.S.O.T. or D.O.T. graduate programs.
Students may select Pre-Occupational Therapy when they start their studies at Cabrini, but must select from a variety of majors at Cabrini College to earn their bachelor's degree.
Generally, the prerequisites include:
an overall minimum GPA of 2.8 with a GPA in prerequisite courses of 3.0
completion of two semesters of natural sciences (Human Anatomy and Physiology I/II is preferred, but coursework in biology, chemistry or physics also may be accepted.)
two courses in social sciences, developmental psychology, abnormal psychology, or personality theories
statistics (Social-science–based is preferred.)
Other eligibility criteria may include GRE, letters of recommendation, and interview.
Questions about the pre-occupational therapy program should be directed to Dr. Melinda Harrison.
There is an affiliation, not a direct transfer, with Thomas Jefferson University.