Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences: Behavior & Occupation Studies

March 15, 2020

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If you’re an Occupational Therapy Assistant looking to advance your career with a bachelor’s degree, or an OTA whose goal is to earn your master’s and become a practicing Occupational Therapist, this associate to bachelor’s completion program may be ideal for you.

Our online BS in Health Sciences: Behavior & Occupation Studies degree equips students with 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.

What is a BS in Health Sciences: Behavior & Occupation Studies?

The online BS 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 College of Arts and Sciences.

Occupational Therapy Graduate Programs

If a graduate degree is your end goal, a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences: Behavior and Occupation Studies from UC Online can set you apart from the competition. Designed for students wishing to pursue a master’s 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 Careers

Occupational therapy is #13 on the list of Best Jobs in 2019, according to U.S. News & World Report. 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.

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The UC Online bachelor's advancement program will help OTAs advance their career and give them a competitive advantage.
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There is an 18% projected job growth over the next 10 years for occupational therapy.
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Student Testimonials
“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. ”

Anthony M.
BS Health Sciences: Behavior & Occupation Studies, Class of 2017

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