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									                                               Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
                                                     Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
                                                                    Fact Sheet

Occupational Therapy - The Career of the Future                          Admission Procedures
The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics (2008-2009) states that               To receive admission/financial aid information and applications for
employment of Occupational Therapists is projected to grow much          the Graduate School and the Auerbach School of Occupational
faster than the average (27% or more) for all occupations through        Therapy (ASOT), please contact:
2016. Occupational Therapists are essential leaders in service                               Office of Graduate Admissions
delivery and management roles in a wide range of work settings                                     Spalding University
such as community agencies, healthcare centers, home healthcare,                                 845 South Third Street
hospitals, industry, independent living centers, private practices,                            Louisville, KY 40203-2188
psychiatric programs, public and private schools, rehabilitation                    (502) 585-7105 or 1-800-896-8941, ext. 2105
centers, and skilled nursing facilities.                                           
                                                                         The ASOT Application serves as the graduate school application and
The occupational performance challenges (i.e. activities of daily        is accepted between February 1 and November 1, or until all
living, work, play/leisure) of individuals, groups and populations       program slots are filled. A student is eligible to apply once s/he
across the lifespan are addressed by the occupational therapist.         has registered for the remaining pre-requisites and can
Practice examples include assistive technology, community health,        demonstrate that these courses will be completed prior to the
developmental disabilities, geriatrics, independent living, mental       program start date. The program starts one time per year in the
health, pediatrics, physical rehabilitation, and work hardening.         Spalding University Session 4 Spring Term. The annual ASOT
                                                                         program cohort includes forty (40) students. An ASOT interview
Emerging practice opportunities include case management,                 will be scheduled within 15 working days of application receipt.
ergonomics consultation, driver rehabilitation, environmental            Applicant admission notification will be provided within 6 weeks of
accessibility, low-vision services, health and wellness programs,        application.
and violence prevention. The master’s degree provides the
occupational therapist with the entry-level knowledge, skills, and
abilities necessary for practice, supervision, research, or teaching.    ASOT Admission Requirements
                                                                              Admission to Spalding University Graduate School
                                                                              Successful completion ("C" or better) of all prerequisite
Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy - A Glimpse                           courses with cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Graduate
The Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy offers a MSOT                     Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) test results
degree for students who have already earned an undergraduate                  are required if a student does not meet the GPA criteria.
degree in another field of study. The program consists of 93 credit           Completion of ASOT application including three letters of
hours taken over a 30 month time period.                                      recommendation
                                                                              Completion of twenty (20) observation hours in a human
ASOT prepares students to become outstanding practitioners in                 services delivery setting.
varied health, educational, and community settings. Through close             Completion of ASOT interview.
faculty/student interaction, a thoughtful mentoring approach             The following prerequisite courses (3 credits each unless noted)
fosters the development of the student’s critical thinking,              must be completed prior to beginning the program: General
communication, and leadership skills necessary for the delivery of       Chemistry, College Algebra or higher math, Introduction to
occupational therapy services. ASOT’s academic curriculum                Psychology, Lifespan Psychology, Public Speaking, College Writing,
includes a significant focus on practice and emphasizes reflective       Cultural Anthropology or Sociology, Ethics, Statistics, Physics and
learning by actively doing. The sample program of study (reverse         Anatomy/Physiology (8 credits including laboratory). Any course
side of this sheet) portrays a student’s progression through the         substitutions are at the discretion of the School.
academic program. Our faculty works collaboratively with each            Individual appointments with occupational therapy faculty and
student to develop strategies which enhance the student’s learning       additional information about the occupational therapy program and
and success in the profession.                                           the profession may be obtained by contacting:
                                                                                       Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy
                                                                                                   Spalding University
Program Accreditation                                                                               851 S. 4th Street
ASOT is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational                               Louisville, KY 40203-2188
Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy                      (502) 585-9911, ext. 2196 - (502) 585-7104 fax
Association (AOTA) ( located at 4720 Montgomery                             
Lane, P.O. Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220. ACOTE’s
telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA. MSOT graduates
are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the
occupational therapist administered by the National Board for
Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful
completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational
Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, most states require
licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually
based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.
     Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR                                                     THIRD YEAR

Begins in the Spring – Spalding University’s Session 4-6       Fall – Spalding University’ Sessions 1 – 3

Session 1                                                      Session 12
OT 501 Fundamentals of Occupational                        4   OT 620     Measurement in Occupations               4
Session 2 & 3                                                  Session 13 & 14
HS 515    Human Anatomy                                    5   OT 630     Fieldwork II-A
OT 515 Movement in Occupations                             5              (40 hours per week)                      10

Spalding University’s Session 7 – Summer Term                  Spring – Spalding University’s Sessions 4 – 6

Session 4                                                      Session 15 & 16
HS 520    Medical Health Conditions                        3   OT 640     Fieldwork II B
HS 525    Psychosocial Health Conditions                   3              (40 hours per week)                      10

SECOND YEAR                                                    Session 17
                                                               OT 670     Master’s Project                         2
Fall – Spalding University’s Sessions 1 - 3                    OT 650     Managing OT Services                     4

Session 5                                                      Summer – Spalding University’s Session 7
OT 510        Occupations in Life: A Theoretical
              and Applied Perspective            5             Session 18
                                                               OT 680     Leadership in OT                         4
HS 550        Research Application in Practice             3   OT 670     Master’s Project                         2
              Sessions 5 & 6 (12 weeks)
                                                                                 MSOT                   93 semester hours
Session 6
HS 518        Neurosciences for the
              Health Sciences                              5
                                                               Each session is 6 weeks in length. There is a one-week
Session 7                                                      break between each session. Major holidays and a two-
OT 520    Evaluation and Intervention I                    4   week Holiday Break in December and a two-week
OT 525    Level I-A Fieldwork                              1   break in August after Session Seven of each Academic
                                                               Year are also observed
Spring – Spalding University’s Sessions 4 – 6

Session 8
OT 530        Evaluation and Intervention II               4
OT 535        Level I-B Fieldwork                          1

Session 9
OT 540        Evaluation and Intervention III              4
OT 545        Level I-C Fieldwork                          1

Session 10
OT 550     Evaluation and Intervention IV                  4
OT 555     Level I-D Fieldwork                             1

Summer – Spalding University’s Session 7

Session 11
HS 560     Designing Research in the
           Health Sciences                                 3
OT 570     Ethical Decision Making
           in Occupational Therapy                         1                               Updated 2/1/08

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