Idaho State University Master of Occupational Therapy (BA or BS/MOT) Cooperative Program

The dual degree program in Occupational Therapy is a 3-3 course of study in which students undertake the PEAK curriculum and prerequisite studies for three years (under ordinary circumstances) at the C of I, and then articulate into the graduate program in Occupational Therapy at ISU. After two successful years in the ISU program, students will earn the BS degree from C of I. Upon completion of the program, students will earn the Master of Occupational Therapy degree from ISU. Students will complete at least 93 credits at C of I with a major in either the Social Sciences and History or Natural Sciences and Mathematics PEAK. Minors will need to be completed in the Humanities and Fine Arts and either the Social Sciences and History or Natural Sciences and Mathematics depending on the Major chosen by the student. Students undertaking this program will receive credit for completing all four PEAKs, for its prerequisites require considerable engagement in all PEAK categories. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all areas of the prerequisite courses, with no grade lower than a B, and must apply to the ISU program by December 15th of their junior year to ensure early acceptance into the program for qualified applicants. Students must also meet the minimum score requirement on either the GRE exam or the Miller Analogy Test, and complete at least 40 hours of experience under the supervision of a licensed Occupational Therapist, before making application. College of Idaho students will have up to three (3) dedicated admission seats for the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program each year for students completing the dual degree program. Students who complete this dual degree program will earn the Bachelor of Science from The College of Idaho and the MOT from Idaho State University.

Prerequisite Requirements

To be completed at The College of Idaho

Biology (12-16 Credits)

Complete one of the following (4-8 credits):

BIO-201Molecules to Cells

3 credits

BIO-201LMolecules to Cells Lab

1 credit

-or

BIO-210LMolecules to Cells Research-Based Lab

1 credit

-AND

BIO-202Organismal Biology

3 credits

BIO-202LOrganismal Biology

1 credit

-or

BIO-159Cellular Basis of Human Physiology

3 credits

Complete the following (8 credits):

BIO-224Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3 credits

BIO-224LHuman Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

1 credit

BIO-225Human Anatomy and Physiology II

3 credits

BIO-225LHuman Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

1 credit

Chemistry (4 Credits)

CHE-141General Chemistry I

3 credits

Physics (4 Credits, 8 Recommended)

PHY-231General Physics I

3 credits

PHY-231LGeneral Physics I Lab

1 credit

-or

PHY-271Analytical Physics I

3 credits

PHY-271LAnalytical Physics I Lab

1 credit

Math (3 Credits)

MAT-150Applied Calculus: a Modeling Approach

4 credits

-or

MAT-212Multiple Regression Analysis

3 credits

Social And Behavioral Sciences (12 Credits)

ATH-101Cultural Anthropology

3 credits

PSY-100General Psychology

3 credits

PSY-201Developmental Psychology

3 credits

- 

PSY-340Psychology of Child Development

3 credits

-or

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PSY-404Abnormal Psychology

3 credits

SOC-100Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

Speech Communication (3 Credits)

SPE101Basic Public Speaking

3 credits

-or

SPE201Foundations of Oral Communication

3 credits

Other Required Courses:

A Minor of at least 15 credits in one of the following fields:

Fine Arts

Philosophy

Literature in English

Spanish or French (Humanities & Fine Arts PEAK)

Please note that ISU accepts a maximum of 8 credits in religion; therefore the Religious Studies Minor is not a viable option to fulfill the Humanities & Fine Arts PEAK.