B.S. Health Science, Accelerated Pre-Occupational Therapy Concentration

This concentration area will prepare students to apply for early entrance into the ISU three-year Occupational Therapy Program.  Students pursuing this concentration will complete General Education Objectives, the B.S. in Health Science Core courses, and the prerequisite courses for admission into the Occupational Therapy Program during the first three years and will apply for accelerated entry during the fall semester of the 3rd year.  Students who are accepted for accelerated entry (competitive and limited number) will complete the first pre-professional year of the Occupational Therapy Program, while concurrently completing the 4th and final year of the B.S. in Health Science.  Students would then complete two more years within the graduate Master of Occupational Therapy Program. Students pursuing this concentration who are not accepted into the accelerated cohort may take additional courses during their 4th year to complete the B.S. in Health Science and apply to a graduate program in occupational therapy.

Core Requirements (20-24 credits)

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Health Science must complete 8 of the 9 General Education Objectives (a minimum of 36 credits--see the General Education Requirements in the Academic Information section of this catalog).  Students must also satisfy the core requirements listed below and the requirements for one of the health science concentrations.  All graduates of this program will earn a B.S. in Health Science, irrespective of which concentration is selected.

Required Courses (12 credits)

BIOL 2227
Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab
DHS 4426Evidence Based Research in Health Sciences3
HE 2200Promoting Wellness3
HE/HCA 2210Medical Terminology and Communication2
or HO 0106 Medical Terminology

Professional Competencies (3 credits)

Select ONE:
HCA 2215Healthcare Leadership3
HCA 4475Health Law and Bioethics3
HO 0107Medical Law and Ethics3
PHIL 2230Medical Ethics3

Health Care (3 credits)

Select ONE:
ECON 4440Economics of Health Care3
HCA 1115US Health System3
HCA 3340Healthcare Policy3

Communication (2-3 credits)

Select ONE:
ANTH 4409Clinical Medical Anthropology3
CMP 3308Groups and Communication3
CMP 4422Conflict Management3
COUN 3300Interpersonal Skills in Health Professions2
ENGL 3307Professional and Technical Writing3
HE 4410Health Behavior Change Theory and Application3
HE 4425Patient Education Skills2

Diversity (0-3 credits)

Some courses in this group also fulfill one of the three previous competency areas.  The credits for these courses are not counted twice if the course was chosen to complete an earlier core area.

Select ONE:
ANTH 4407Anthropology of Global Health3
ANTH 4409Clinical Medical Anthropology3
COUN 3300Interpersonal Skills in Health Professions2
HCA 4475Health Law and Bioethics3
HE 4425Patient Education Skills2
Students must have an overall 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) in BS Health Science Core courses with no grades below a C-.

 Accelerated Occupational Therapy Concentration (46 cr)1

ANTH 2238Peoples and Cultures of the New World (Satisfies General Education Objective 9)3
BIOL 3302
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
and Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab
CHEM 1111
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
(The two sets of courses above satisfy General Education Objective 5)
MATH 1153Statistical Reasoning (Satisfies General Education Objective 3)3
ENGL 1101Writing and Rhetoric I (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 1)3-4
or ENGL 1101P Writing and Rhetoric I Plus
PSYC 3301Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC 2225Child Development3
SOC 1101Introduction to Sociology (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 6)3
5 additional courses (3 credits each) from economics, education, ethics, fine arts, foreign language, history, humanities, literature, philosophy 15
Students must complete all Accelerated Pre-Occupational Therapy Concentration courses with a grade of "C" or higher.

Apply to the Pre-Occupational Therapy Accelerated Program during fall semester of junior year.

Pre-Professional Year (if accepted into the program)  (31 cr)

BIOL 4474Human Anatomy Occupational and Physical Therapy5
BIOL 4486Human Systemic Physiology5
PTOT 4412Professional Communication2
PTOT 4413Occupational Therapy Profession3
PTOT 4401Clinical Kinesiology and Biomechanics4
PTOT 4402Clinical Neuroscience5
PTOT 4421Self-Exploration in Occupation3
PTOT 4422Occupational Performance3
PTOT 4442Occupational Performance Laboratory1