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BHS in Behavior & Occupation Studies Online, Cincinnati Online

A male Cincinnati occupational therapy student gets guidance on caring for a patient in a training room.

The rigorous Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences - Behavior & Occupation Studies online program is one of the first steps in pursuing a rewarding career in occupational therapy. Made up of two challenging levels, the first level consists of courses in English composition, general education, science and mathematics. The second level focuses on behavior & occupation studies.

New students must complete first level courses before completing courses in behavior & occupation studies. However, returning students with an associate degree may begin their studies at the second level, given that students meet general education requirements.

Upon program completion, many of Cincinnati Online’s students go on to pursue a master’s or doctorate program in occupational therapy. The Distance Learning program has been designed to fit the busy schedules of working Occupational Therapy Assistants and is delivered in a flexible 100 percent online format.

This online program will give new UC students or working Occupational Therapy Assistants the information and tools they need to successfully assist a variety of individuals looking to improve their physical health and wellness through best practices in occupational therapy. The program covers courses in nutrition, psychology, musculoskeletal anatomy, physiology and more.

To complete the online program, 120 credit hours must be taken. These 120 credits include general education requirements and Behavior & Occupational Therapy courses. Students beginning the program at the second level must have an Associate Degree in Occupational Therapy Assisting and must hold a license to practice occupational therapy. Sixty block credits from completed associate degrees may be applied to the program requirements.


In the Cincinnati Online Bachelor of Health Sciences - Behavior & Occupation Studies program, you’ll learn what it takes to lead a fulfilling career in occupational therapy, helping other people reach their maximum physical strength potential. The program is both challenging and rewarding.


Program Overview

The Bachelor of Health Sciences - Behavior & Occupation Studies online program meets the necessary requirements for certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Additionally, the program is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges & Schools.

Program courses are taught by knowledgeable and practicing professors who value leadership, research, teaching and service. Additionally, every state has authority to regulate institutions offering education with the state’s boundaries, including online and distance learning. However, state regulations may not allow for the delivery of education to out-of-state residents.


Quick Facts

  • Available 100 percent online through Distance Learning.
  • Cincinnati Online accepts new students in this program every semester.

Next Start Date

Summer 2017


Application Deadline

March 17


Credit Hours


Graduation Cap

Est. Time to Complete

2 Years (for returning associate degree students)