Our program presents an excellent opportunity for high school students who want to pursue a degree in Occupational Therapy. High school students can complete a B.S./M.S. degree in Occupational Therapy in 5 years (2 years for the completion of the pre-requisites and 3 years for the professional phase of the program). Our program also presents a great opportunity for college students and college graduates with a degree in another field who want to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy.
Students seeking the entrance into health and human service professions should be aware that the presence of a criminal record can result in the refusal of licensing/certification/registration agencies to issue the credential needed to practice in the field of study. Prospective students are urged to contact the pertinent state and/or federal licensing board to inquire whether a criminal record will have an impact on your eligibility to obtain licensure or certification. A criminal conviction and/or the use of illegal drugs may impede licensure in New York State. Students who have had a prior conviction are advised to contact NBCOT (www.nbcot.org) for clearance before beginning their academic program. For a fee, NBCOT will review the circumstances which led to a conviction and the individual’s personal record and render a decision concerning whether or not the individual would qualify to work as an occupational therapist.
Important Dates for Admissions
- Application deadline for Fall 2014:
February 1, 2014
- Fall Open House for the Department of Occupational Therapy
October 15, 2013
Time: 4-7pm; Room HS 527
- School of Health Professions Open House: January 2013 (date/location to be announced)
- LIU Open Houses are held in November and April each year (specific dates/location to be announced)