UC Online’s Bachelor of Health Sciences program was designed for Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs) who want to advance their career with a bachelor’s degree or further pursue their goal in obtaining a graduate degree in occupational therapy. This bachelor completion program focuses on Behavior & Occupation Studies and gives students the knowledge and skills necessary to advance in occupational therapy fields. Designed for full- or part-time students, every class is available online, making it possible to receive your BS in Health Sciences in two to four years. With start dates in Spring, Summer and Fall, you can earn your degree on your time.
The B.S. in Health Sciences: Behavior & Occupation Studies curriculum balances foundational subjects with the in-depth study of anatomy, pharmacology, nutrition, and biomechanics. Additionally, our coursework allows you to simultaneously earn a minor in Psychology through our partnership with the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences.
If a graduate degree is your end goal, a Bachelor of Science in Behavior and Occupation Studies from UC Online can set you apart from the competition. Designed for students wishing to pursue a graduate degree in occupational therapy, our courses satisfy the most common prerequisite requirements and carry with them the University of Cincinnati reputation.
Occupational Therapy graduate program admission requirements differ among institutions, so students should review prerequisite courses relevant to graduate programs of interest and work with their advisor to reach their goals. Due to the competitive nature of admissions to most OT graduate programs, completion of this degree does not guarantee acceptance to an occupational therapy program.
Occupational Therapy is #9 on the list of Best Health Care Jobs, according to US News. The field of occupational therapy is constantly expanding and is expected to double by 2024. That means more jobs and more career opportunities for driven, qualified professionals. The UC online bachelor advancement program will help OTAs advance their career and give them a competitive advantage.
There is a 26% projected job growth over the next 10 years for occupational therapy.
“When I returned to civilian life, I decided to get my master's in occupational therapy. I needed a flexible program that would fit with my work schedule, meet the prerequisites of the graduate programs I was looking at, and allow me to complete my bachelor’s degree relatively fast. I found the University of Cincinnati's fully online degree, which met all my criteria. ”
Yes. The vast majority of our students work throughout their time in their academic program. It is important to assess course load and financial aid to understand how to balance school and working.
If possible, students may cut down on their work hours during a clinical portion of a program.
The ability to take semesters off varies based on whether you are an undergraduate or a graduate student.
– You must take at least 1 credit hour in any 3 consecutive semesters to maintain active undergraduate student status.
– You must take at least 1 credit hour in a given academic year to maintain active graduate student status.
– Always check with your Student Success Coordinator or Academic Advisor prior to taking any semesters off as there could be nuances that are specific to your degree program.
Our faculty members are very responsive to our students. They provide office hours and oftentimes their personal phone numbers, so students may easily schedule time to discuss questions or issues.
Our programs are framed around flexibility to accommodate students with varying schedules. If you go full time, you can complete in a year. Conversely, you could go part-time and take one course per semester or anything in between. We have dedicated advisors who will help students navigate this.
No. You must choose one program to apply for in any given semester.
The University of Cincinnati is one of the first institutions to offer online courses. Innovation in education is at the forefront of what we do. We have expanded the convenience and quality of our online learning to online degree programs. Today, we offer nearly 100 degrees from undergraduate to doctoral programs.
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