MU typically likes to see students with a history of proven success in the classroom with a minimum high school grade point average of 2.5. Minimum *SAT requirement is typically an 850 (Math + Critical Reading), but other factors can be taken into consideration. A number of programs have requirements for direct entry that are higher than university minimums. We advise checking the admission requirements for your program of interest within its designated section of the website. View our list of majors to find your program. *Note: Misericordia will be Test-Optional for Fall 2021 Admissions
Misericordia offers merit-based scholarships for academics as well as community involvement, and need-based awards which can total well over $20,000 per year for qualified students. Visit our Financial Aid page to learn more.
As an Occupational Therapy student at Misericordia University, you will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty in research projects and presentations at national and international conferences, and faculty-led OT clinics.
MSOTA, the University award winning organization, stands for the Misericordia Student Occupational Therapy Association! One of the most active and service-oriented clubs on campus, MSOTA has a long list of activities including service projects and fundraising events to benefit local community and non-profit organizations. MSOTA holds service projects and fundraisers to benefit the Special Olympics, Ruth's Place, Relay for Life and the CEO Food Bank among others.
Pi Theta Epsilon, meaning advancement in occupational therapy, is Misericordia University's occupational therapy honor society. This honor society is a national organization which recognizes the academic accomplishments of hardworking occupational therapy students. It also promotes research and scholarship among students as a means to advance the field of occupational therapy. Members of MU's Pi Theta Epsilon engage in a number of scholarly, as well as, service-oriented activities.
PI Theta Epsilon conducted these additional fund raising and service projects in 2015-2016:
St. Catherine's Challenge- fundraiser for AOTF (American Occupational Therapy Foundation)-Nationally ranked 5th out of all the schools that participated
Cougars for Autism Awareness club's main objective is to spread awareness, and educate others about autism. They hold meetings, runs fundraisers, and hosts events around campus in order to meet their objectives of raising awareness and educating others!
The Fall Prevention Program provides an evidence-based program that integrates both education and therapeutic exercises for community-dwelling well elderly. This program is available to members of the community who are age 65 and older. The Fall Prevention Program is run by faculty together with Level I Fieldwork OT students.
The Misericordia University Occupational Therapy Department holds a Sensory Social group for children with Autism. The group is an occupational therapy sensory social group designed for children between 5 and 12 years of age. During the intensive summer camp, children are engaged in carefully designed play-based activities to promote sensory regulation and improve social skills with similar aged peers. Dr. Lori Charney, OTR/L and Dr. Orley Templeton, OTR/L along with Masters degree students from the Occupational Therapy Program facilitate the group. The group is held for 3 weeks in the summer.
MU OT Program offers a Lego-Based Occupational Therapy Program designed to increase social skills of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. The program is designed for children with ASD between the ages of 6 and 12 years of age. It is led by faculty members, along with, Misericordia University graduate OT students.