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Occupational Therapy Bridge Program

Graduate Admission Requirements

Accepting Applications for January 2022
Application and Materials Deadline: Friday, September 10, 2021 


Track One: A student with an associate's degree in either OTA or PTA will be required to take 112 credits over the course of four years to earn their Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree.

Requirements:
• SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF AN ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE IN OTA OR PTA FROM A REGIONALLY ACCREDITED INSTITUTION
• 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 81 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 FROM A REGIONALLY ACCREDITED INSTITUTION
• Successful complete of a Bachelor's Degree in any field FROM A REGIONALLY ACCREDITED INSTITUTION
• 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 admissions requirements:

  1. A completed online application - Apply Now
  2. All official undergraduate transcripts (a GPA of 3.0 or higher)
  3. Short Answer Question - What does occupational therapy mean to you, and why are you choosing to enter the field of occupational therapy? The short answer should be no more than 1 page.
  4. A current resume
  5. Two recommendations - Click Here to download the form
  6. A 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!

All documentation including recommendation forms and official transcripts must be mailed 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!