The Weekend Program is designed to meet the needs of the adult learner. The Program meets every other weekend during the semester. Classes are held on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., during the fall, spring and summer terms. The Program brings together students from a wide diversity of undergraduate majors and backgrounds. A number of local motels and hotels exist for overnight housing. The program can be completed in just three years.
Required Sequence-Classes of 2014 and Beyond
This program is specifically designed for individuals who possess a baccalaureate degree in another discipline.
OT 103 Intro to OT** (3 cr.)
|OT 205/705 Occupations I (3 cr.)||OT 275/775 Occupations II (3 cr.)|
|OT 220 Human Development** (3 cr.)||OT 221 Human Development II** (3 cr.)|
|OT 320 Impairments & Disabilities** (3 cr.)||OT 330 Conceptual Foundations (3 cr)||OT 312/712 Functional Anatomy (4 cr.)|
|Total credits: 9||Total credits: 9||Total credits: 7|
|OT 313/713 Applied Neuroscience (4 cr.)||OT 510/770 Pediatric Occupational Performance Interventions I (4 cr.)||OT 690 Research Project I (3cr.)|
|OT 405/715 Occupational Performance Analysis (3 cr.)||OT 520 Research Design in OT (3 cr.)||OT 410 Community Based Practice I (3 cr.)|
|OT 407/707 Clinical Skills (3 cr.)||OT 335 Context and Environment ** (3 cr.)||OT 511/711 Adult Occupational Performance Interventions II (4 cr.)|
|HP 999 CPR Training (0 cr)||OT 591 FW Level 1-Pediatrics (0 cr)||OT 592 FW Level 1-Adult (0 cr)|
|Total credits: 10||Total credits: 10||Total credits: 10|
|OT 695 Research Project II ** (3 cr)||OT 601 Level II Fieldwork (7 cr.)||OT 630 Issues/Trends** (2 cr.)|
|OT 433 Evidence Based Practice I ** (3 cr.)||OT 602A Level II Fieldwork (3 cr.)||OT 570 Management and Entrepreneurship in OT** (3 cr.)|
|OT 512/772 Geriatric Occupational Performance Interventions III (4 cr.)||OT 602B Level II Fieldwork II (4 cr.)|
|OT 699 Practice Exam Preparation (S/U) (continue from spring through summer) (0 cr.)|
|Total credits: 10||Total credits: 10||Total credits: 9|
|Please Note: Classes meet on-campus for eight weekend sessions during the fall and spring semesters and seven weekend sessions during the summer session. Some courses include the use of Blackboard as a distance learning component, with reduced face-to-face meeting time. An **asterisk indicates that courses will have a reduced number of on-campus sessions.|
For Admissions Information
OT Weekend Program Director
Dr. Gwen Bartolacci
English Language Proficiency
If English is not your first language, or if English is not the primary language spoken in your home, you must submit the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The following are the minimum score requirements: Internet-based TOEFL exam (iBT): The Internet-based TOEFL has four subsections, with a grading scale for each section from 1 to 30 (30 being the highest score). Misericordia University will look closely at the score for each section rather than the total score.
The minimum scores for each section are as follows:
Students should indicate on the registration form that they wish the test results to be sent directly to Misericordia University. The TOEFL code for Misericordia University is 2087.
Prerequisite courses: The application must include official transcripts for the following prerequisite courses:
Prospective students must have a baccalaureate degree in another discipline. Students should not apply if they have not completed their degree. Official transcripts must state "Degree Conferred".
Students with a diverse background of extracurricular activity, leadership positions, and appreciation for the relevance that occupation plays in their individual lives and who meet the following criteria will be considered for the Occupational Therapy Program. The requirements are:
A Baccalaureate Degree in another discipline from an accredited program with a minimum of a 3.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average
Two letters of reference (at least one from an occupational therapist is highly recommended)
6-8 hours of documented service in a health care setting with an occupational therapist
Submission of a 500 word, typed statement of personal and professional goals
Successful interview with an occupational therapy faculty member
Certified occupational therapy assistants must submit evidence of current NBCOT certification.
Interviews are conducted several times yearly during a weekend that occupational therapy classes are held. Applicants are interviewed and also have the opportunity to meet with other faculty members, attend an OT class, and meet students in the program.