Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists provide customized treatment programs to improve a patient’s ability to perform daily activities. Their training places emphasis on the social, emotional, and psychological effects of illness and injury. The Occupational Therapy Pre-professional Program differs from the physical therapy program in that your studies will cover a wider variety of physical and psychological concerns.

Pre-professional Program at Felician University

The Occupational Therapy (OT) Program is a collaborative agreement program between Felician University and The Sage Colleges School of Health Sciences, located in Troy and Albany, New York.

Students in the entry-level component for the Occupational Therapy Program complete a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Felician University and complete specific OT program course prerequisites at Felician. You will earn your Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at The Sage Colleges School of Health Sciences.

Applying to Sage Colleges School of Health Sciences

Advisors are available one-on-one and can help you navigate application time lines, requirements, and program prerequisites. You will receive preferred admission to the Sage School of Health Sciences for the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree by demonstrating the following:

  1. Maintain a minimum overall 3.25 GPA that includes the completion of OT program prerequisite courses with grades of C or better (see Required Courses) and a 3.0 prerequisite science GPA.
  2. Apply for admission to The Sage Colleges School of Health Sciences by June 1 of the year preceding your graduation from Felician.
  3. Submit completed graduate application packet with supplemental documents: resume, clinical observation form, program prerequisite record, OT program academic standards statement, career goals statement/personal essay and online application for admission.
  4. Submit two letters of reference from Felician University faculty members.
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Career Opportunities

With a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy, you will find a variety of employment settings to choose from:

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing care facilities
  • Private doctors’ offices
  • Home health care services
  • Elementary and high schools