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Occupational Therapy Bridge Program

Graduate Admission Requirements

Accepting Applications for January 2018
Admissions Deadline: October 20, 2017 


Track One: A student with an associate's degree in either OTA or PTA will be required to take 99 credits over the course of three years to earn their Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree.

Requirements:
- Successful completion of an Associate's degree in OTA or PTA
- Currently hold an OTA or PTA license
- Have at least 1 year of full-time practice experience  

Track Two: A student with an associate's degree in either OTA or PTA and a bachelor's Degree (in any field) will be required to take 68 credits over the course of two years to earn their Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree.

Requirements:
- Successful completion of an Associate's Degree in OTA or PTA 
- Successful complete of a Bachelor's Degree in any field
- Currently hold an OTA or PTA license
- Have at least 1 year of full-time practice experience 
- one course in each of the following must be completed (within the last five years) with a grade of B- or better:
- Anatomy & Physiology I (with lab)
- Anatomy & Physiology II (with lab)
- Developmental Psychology (lifespan birth to death)
- Statistics
- Sociology, Anthropology, or Culture 

For consideration, applicants of both tracks must submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. A completed MOT application - Apply Now (Application fee is waived if you apply online)
  2. All undergraduate transcripts (a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is preferred)
  3. Admission Essay - Throughout a student’s formal education, knowledge and hard skills are developed. However, employers of many professions, including occupational therapy, often seek individuals with strong soft skills. In your own words, briefly describe what the ambiguous term “soft skills” means. Then as an individual seeking a degree in a professional field, identify one soft skill you need to improve upon and identify the steps you will take to hone this skill. Your essay should include your name, be no more than 2 pages, double spaced, with references, if appropriate.
  4. A current resume
  5. Two recommendations - Click Here to download the form
  6. Signed Essential Functions form. Click Here to download the form. Note: This document must be submitted with a handwritten signature
  7. A copy of your OTA/PTA license
  8. Documentation confirming a minimum of one year full-time paid employment as an occupational therapy assistant or a physical therapist assistant
  9. Interview (to be determined by admissions)

All required documents must be received prior to the application deadline!

Documents must be sent directly to Bay Path University's Office of Graduate Admissions:

By Mail:
Bay Path University
Office of Graduate Admissions
588 Longmeadow Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106

By Email:
otgraduate@baypath.edu


Please visit the Master of Occupational Therapy Bridge program page to learn about curriculum, faculty, program options, and more!