Our Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences – Pre-Occupational Therapy program prepares students for OTA career advancement or further graduate study to become an occupational therapist. This online degree program provides the baseline of knowledge and technical skill required to enroll in an occupational therapy graduate program with confidence. Upon completion, many University of Cincinnati students will go on to pursue a master’s or doctorate in occupational therapy.
To enroll in the program, students must have:
Complete the University of Cincinnati Online admission application and pay $50 application fee
You must request official transcripts from all colleges/universities that you have attended. Transcripts must bear the original signature of the authorized official with the seal of each institution. Requested transcripts should be sent directly to the following address.
University of Cincinnati Office of Admissions
PO Box 210091
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0091
No – the program is designed for currently licensed OTAs who are looking to obtain their bachelor’s degree, either for career advancement or in anticipation of applying to grad school to become occupational therapists or schooling in another discipline. The Pre-Occupational Therapy program is a stepping stone to grad school. You would be eligible to take the national certification exam after completing a master’s or doctorate-level occupational therapy program.
The majority apply to OT grad school to obtain their master’s or doctorate in OT. However, some go on to get a Master’s in Education, Public Health, or School Psychology. Possibilities are endless and up to the individual. Some students simply want to obtain a bachelor’s degree for career advancement.
No, the BS in Health Sciences – Pre-Occupational Therapy program is not a bridge program. Acceptance into the Pre-Occupational Therapy program does not guarantee admission into the UC Doctoral OT program. However, the UC OTD program does reserve 20% of its cohort spots for OTAs. In the past, these spots have been filled by graduates of the UC online Pre-Occupational Therapy program.
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