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1 TOURO COLLEGE SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PROGRAM Manhattan/Bay Shore Campus

2 THE SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES was established to embody the universal aspect of Touro College s mission of serving the general community in keeping with the historic Judaic commitment to intellectual inquiry and social justice. The School offers professional and graduate programs in the medical and health sciences, emphasizing academic achievement in a supportive and caring learning environment. Through leadership in health programs, clinical education, and research and scholarship by faculty and students, the School also endeavors to make significant contributions both to the body of knowledge of the health professions and to the well-being of the broader public.

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5 PROGRAMS OFFERED BY THE SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES Touro s School of Health Sciences offers programs registered with the New York State Education Department in the following professions: Nursing Occupational Therapy Occupational Therapy Assistant Physical Therapy Physician Assistant Speech-Language Pathology The School of Health Sciences also has an Undergraduate Studies Department that offers Bachelor s degree programs in Psychology, Biology and Health Sciences, as well as all prerequisite coursework for those interested in pursuing a degree at one of the School s professional programs.

6 WHY STUDY AT TOURO S SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES? Student-Centered Small class size Dedicated faculty Mentoring relationships Supportive Student Services Accessible administration Opportunities for inter-professional collaboration Quality Roster of Clinical Affiliation Sites Diverse patient populations Superior New York-area facilities Closely supervised training Choice of Location Many programs offered at multiple campuses Close proximity to mass transit Affordability Competitive tuition and fees Value in health sciences education Outstanding Faculty Educators who are practicing clinicians Many are board-certified in their fields of specialization

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9 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PROGRAM BS HEALTH SCIENCES/ MS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Manhattan Location: 27 West 23rd St, New York, NY Bay Shore Location: 1700 Union Boulevard, Bay Shore, NY WHAT IS AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST? Occupational therapists use goal-specific, personally-meaningful activities to promote and restore physical and mental health of people of all ages. The word occupation refers to the daily activities that occupy an individual s time, including self-care, work, and leisure. Occupational therapists provide their clients with creative and adaptive skills in order to facilitate life roles and adapt to environmental challenges with dignity. Occupational therapists are vital members of the health care team who collaborate with the client as well as a broad range of professionals, paraprofessionals, community resources, entities and client family members.

10 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PROGRAM Three-year program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Offered at both the Bay Shore, Long Island campus and Manhattan campus A new class of students is enrolled in the Bay Shore campus program each Fall semester; a new class is enrolled in the Manhattan campus program each Spring semester Full-time study is presented in six sequential academic semesters An extended study option is available on a limited basis for students unable to complete the program at the typical three-year pace; this should be explored during the admission process or with an OT advisor Fieldwork is incorporated by way of three strategically placed full-time clinical experiences Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the NBCOT (National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy) certification examination and are also eligible to apply for licensure in all states where require

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13 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AT A GLANCE For a complete list of requirements visit Successful completion of 60 transferable credits of C or better in liberal arts and sciences is required 36 credits in specific subject prerequisites listed below, plus 24 additional credits in liberal arts and sciences Biology (Biology I & II, or Anatomy & Physiology I and II) with lab, offered through a biology department and designed for science majors Chemistry or Physics, with labs, designated for science majors Psychology including: General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology and Growth and Development covering the lifespan English Composition and/or English Literature Mathematics (algebra level or above; pre-calculus recommended) Statistics (excluding Business Statistics) Introduction to Sociology 8 credits 4 credits 9 credits 6 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and minimum sciences GPA of 3.0 are required Documented completion of 40 hours of volunteer experience under the supervision of a licensed Occupational Therapist, completed within the last 3 years Standardized test scores - SAT, ACT, or GRE

14 TO APPLY Applicants apply online through the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS) by visiting otcas.org or apply online through TouroApply. FOR COMPREHENSIVE, DETAILED INFORMATION Visit Issued April 2015 Touro College is an equal opportunity institution. For Touro s complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please visit

15 THE PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS OF THE SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES ARE ACCREDITED AS FOLLOWS: The Physician Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA), Findley Road, Suite 150, Johns Creek, GA 30097, , The Physical Therapy Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, , The Occupational Therapy Program and the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program are accredited by ACOTE, c/o Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD , , The Master s Program in Speech-Language Pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard, Rockville, MD , ,

16 TOURO COLLEGE School of Health Sciences Office of Admissions Phone: 866-TOURO4U Manhattan: 27 W. 23rd Street New York, NY Bay Shore: 1700 Union Boulevard Bay Shore, NY

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