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Occupational Therapy Bridge Program

Graduate Admission Requirements

Accepting Applications for January, 2023
Application Priority Deadline: October 10, 2022 


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

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
• 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)
• one course in each of the following must be completed (within the last ten years) with a grade of B- or better:
- Developmental Psychology (lifespan birth to death)
- Statistics
- Sociology, Anthropology, or Culture 

Note: Bay Path University's MOT Programs do not accept prior work experience or course credits to take the place of any of the required courses in the MOT curriculum.


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. 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 can be mailed or emailed 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


To review technology recommendations for the MOT Bridge program, click here. Please visit the Master of Occupational Therapy Bridge program page to learn about curriculum, faculty, program options, and more!