frequently asked questions​​​​

General

Q. How is UF’s traditional occupational therapy program structured?

A. The UF OT traditional program is offered in a combined bachelor’s/masters format. It is not a post baccalaureate program in which the student receives a bachelor’s degree in another subject and then applies to graduate school.   For a traditional student, our program provides 3.5 years of professional coursework, two at the undergraduate level and 1.5 at the graduate level.


Q. If I have a bachelor’s degree, can I still apply?

A. We do accept students into the weekend program who have already attained a bachelor’s degree and completed program prerequisites.


Traditional Program

Q. I will be entering UF as a freshman after​ high school.  How do I get admitted to the Traditional Master of Occupational Therapy Program?

A. There are two options available for admission into the OT program for students entering UF as a freshman. They are:

Direct Freshmen Admission
Incoming freshmen with strong high school grade point averages (3.5 on a 4.0 scale) and ACT (25) or SAT (1740) scores may qualify to be granted a seat into the traditional OT program early.  Specifically, students who are offered OT program acceptance as freshmen are guaranteed a seat in the professional phase of the program in the junior year as long as they also meet the program admission criteria by January 15 of the year prior to the fall start of the program.

Junior Admission

Once you are accepted to the University and meet the qualifications to become a health science major with pre-occupational therapy emphasis, you will be assigned an OT adviser as a freshman. If a student meets the OT program application criteria (minimum 3.0 GPA in undergraduate coursework) the student, will apply to the OT Program in the fall of the sophomore year using an in-house application provided by the OT program.

Q. What are the deadlines for admission to the OT Program?

A. OT traditional program applications  are accepted until December 14.

Q. When does the program begin?

A. The traditional program begins one time per year in the fall semester.

Q. How much does the program cost?

A. Once you begin the occupational therapy program you will be charged the tuition fee that is associated with the OT program. There is no difference in the tuition rate from undergraduate to graduate level. As of spring 2015, the current tuition fee associated with the OT program is $837 per credit hour. Multiply that figure by the number of credits per semester to get the total cost per semester.

 

In addition to other costs associated with attending college (books, supplies, etc.) students should also consider the cost associated with six months of required full-time fieldwork that occurs at the end of the curriculum.

 

Click here for the Business Office​ for more information regarding tuition and fees.

 

For complete details regarding cost you should discuss your situation with the Office of Admissions and the Office of Financial Aid​.



  

Weekend Program

Q. How do I apply?

A. Application to the OT weekend program is through the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application (OTCAS). Apply now​. Supplemental information can be found on the program information page.

 

Q. What are the deadlines for admission?

A. Applications are accepted until the end of January each year. (Refer to checklist for specific deadlines.)

 

Q. What are the program prerequisites?

A. Program prerequisites include statistics, anatomy and physiology, general, developmental and abnormal psychology, medical terminology and physics. It is recommended that you speak to the UF Graduate Admissions Counselors to discuss the necessary prerequisites that you may need in order to apply.

 

Q. Can I take the program prerequisites at another college or do I have to take them at UF?

A. OT program prerequisites may be taken at another institution; however, you must contact UF Graduate Admissions Counselors to discuss the eligibility of transfer credit.

 

Q. When does the program begin?

A. The weekend program begins in the summer.

 

Q. How often do the weekend college classes meet?

A. There are four modules for the weekend college within three semesters per academic year. The weekend program meets six weekends per module, year round, for three years. The weekend classes are scheduled on Fridays from 9am to 8pm and Saturdays from 8am to 8pm, with no classes on Sundays. 

Students should plan that courses will begin in the summer and follow this timeframe:

  • Summer Module: June-August
  • Fall Module: September- December
  • Winter Module: January-March
  • Spring Module: April-June

Q. How much does the program cost?

A. As of spring 2015, the current tuition fee associated with the OT Program is $837 per credit hour. Multiply that figure by the number of credits per semester to get the total cost per semester.

In addition to other costs associated with attending college (books, supplies, etc.) weekend college students should also consider the cost of meals, traveling and lodging for attending weekend college weekends when determining the appropriate budget. Students should also consider the cost associated with six months of required full-time fieldwork that occurs at the end of the curriculum.



TRADITIONAL PROGRAM FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS

Q. How do I apply?

A. Application to the OT traditional program is a two step process. Your first step is to apply and get accepted to The University of Findlay. Fill out the undergraduate transfer application and send your official college transcripts to the undergraduate admissions office. If you are accepted to the university and meet the qualifications to become a health science major with pre-occupational therapy emphasis, you will be assigned an OT advisor. Students apply to the program once three semesters of specific prerequisite coursework are completed. If a student meets the OT program application criteria the student will apply to the OT program in the spring prior to the fall semester when the OT curriculum begins.

 

Q. Do I have to fill out the OTCAS?

A. No. If a student meets the OT program application criteria (minimum 3.0 GPA in undergraduate coursework) the student, will apply to the OT program in the fall of the sophomore year using an in-house application provided by the OT program.
 

Q. When does the program begin?

A. The traditional program begins one time per year in the fall semester.