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Occupational Therapy, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

For your first four years, you will engage in courses and practica required for both the Occupational Therapy degree, the health science degree, and the College’s general education requirements. The professional component of the occupational therapy program begins in your fourth year and continues into the fifth, or graduate, year. It includes one summer, where you enroll in the professional level courses with graduate students in the entry-level master's program.

Classes on campus are followed by six months of full-time fieldwork in at least two occupational therapy settings. With hundreds of affiliated fieldwork sites across the country, the Springfield College occupational therapy program offers a wide range of experiences working with people with differing disabilities and conditions, using different treatment approaches, in various practice settings.

Careers and Internships

Internships and Fieldwork

Students in the occupational therapy graduate program will complete two, full-time internships, lasting 12 weeks each, working in the field under the direction of experienced therapists. More than 300 fieldwork sites affiliated with the Springfield College Department of Occupational Therapy extend across the country and offer a wide range of experiences with people with differing disabilities and conditions, with different treatment approaches, and in various practice settings. Our full-time academic fieldwork coordinator will work closely with you to arrange field placements that help you meet your professional goals.

Career Outcomes
  • 97 percent of 2015-16 occupational therapy students were either employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation, according to our post-graduation survey.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Springfield College accepts applications on a rolling admissions basis but international students should apply as soon as possible.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Introduction to Health Care Ethics 
  • Survey of Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy Practicum & Seminar II: Introduction to the OT Clinic 
  • Client Occupations through Service Learning
  • Practicum and Seminar III: OT Practice Framework 
  • Healthcare Language: Systems, Specialties, Pathologies and Culture
  • Human Disease and Chronic Illness
  • College Algebra 

  • Precalculus Mathematics 

  • Introduction to Calculus with Applications

  • Calculus
  • Contemporary Applications of Mathematics
  • Biostatistics 
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Introduction to Statistics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    70

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    523

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

To apply to Springfield College, submit the following items.

  • $50 application fee or fee waiver
  • Essay 
  • SAT/ACT Scores 
  • Official High School Transcript 
  • One Academic Reference
For international Students
  • Submit your application through the Common Application online or a paper application.
  • Complete the Springfield College member screen questions and pay the application fee.
  • Submit Official Transcript(s) in English.
  • Submit proof of English proficiency.
  • Submit completed Dean’s Report Form (for transfer students only).
  • Financial Guarantee Form and $1,000 tuition deposit. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38770 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    38770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38770 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Springfield

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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