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Rehabilitation Sciences

Admission Criteria

Applications are open for the 2021 summer enrollment cycle!
                            Application Deadlines:
                              Early: November 15
                                Regular: March 1

Requires a completed OTCAS application or a completed Moravian application.

  1. Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  2. Minimum pre-requisite GPA of 3.0 
  3. Three letters of recommendation 
  4. Written personal statement
  5. Resume
  6. Interview
  7. Grade of C or higher in the following pre-requisites:
    Prerequisite coursework may be completed online. Please note, courses with a lab component must include the lab if taken online.
  • Statistics (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Sociology or Anthropology (3 credits)
  • Developmental/Lifespan Psychology (3 credits)
  • Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II (6-8 credits, lab required)
  1. OPTIONAL FOR 2021 ENROLLMENT CYCLE
    Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores (Moravian College code: 2418 0618)                         (OTCAS code: 4504)

IELTS/TOEFL - Students who do not consider English to be their primary language are required to submit official scores of a recent IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) examination.  Minimum scores for each test can also be found below:

  • IELTS: 6.5 or higher
  • TOEFL Paper: 577 or higher
  • TOEFL Computer: 233 or higher
  • TOEFL Internet: 90 or higher

Current Moravian College students who wish to enter the Moravian College Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Program should complete the Health Sciences major's pre-occupational therapy track.  

Students completing the Health Sciences major at Moravian College who meet the following criteria are granted automatic admission to the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Program.  

  • Graduated from Moravian College with a degree in Health Sciences
  • Completed a minimum of 16 units of coursework at Moravian College
  • Moravian College cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better
  • Grades of B or better in all prerequisite courses
  • Completed observation hours with a licensed occupational therapist
  • Successful admission interview

Accreditation

The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address iswww.acoteonline.org. The program must have a preaccreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be 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, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Students must complete Level II fieldwork within 24 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program.

* As a developing program, graduation rates, program graduates, and National Certification of Occupational Therapists (NBCOT) exam outcome data are not available at this time.