Brenau University Occupational Therapy Application Essay

Occupational therapy schools in Georgia- OT Schools Overview

There are 3 Occupational Therapy schools and 4 Occupational therapy Assistant schools are providing occupational therapy education in the state of Georgia. These OT schools are creating excellent OT or OTA by providing better facilities and better education.

List of Occupational Therapy schools in Georgia-

  1. Augusta University
  2. Brenau University – Gainesville and North Atlanta/Norcross Campuses.
  3. Georgia State University.

#1 Augusta University-

The Occupational Therapy School @ Augusta University is Georgia’s publicly funded Institute, which offers the Masters of Health Science Degree in Occupational Therapy. The admission procedure in this institute is very competitive.

The applicant does not need to complete a baccalaureate degree prior to admission into the program, but Prior to enrollment, the applicant must have completed a minimum of 90 prerequisite hours from an accredited college.

Augusta University

Course Offered–Master of Health Science in Occupational Therapy
University CampusAugusta, Georgia
Public or Private-Public Institute.
Program Chairman-DR. Michael K. Iwama, Ph.D.
Course Duration-
MSOT
2-year program (six full-time semesters and 89 credits).
Seat capacityAverage 45 students.
OT AdmissionOnce a year (summer)
Application Procedure Apply to the University  online and Personal Interview
Minimum Requirement (MSOT)
  • Minimum completed 90 semester hours of college coursework;
  • GPA of 3.0 or better in all college coursework;
  • A minimum GRE score of 290 combined. A score of 3.5 or above is required on the writing session.
  • A minimum of 60 observation hours under licensed occupational therapist;
  • 3 letters of recommendation (2 must be from the occupational therapist);
  • TOEFL score of 79 ibT (for International students only).
Pre-requisite Course work (MSOT)
  • Human Anatomy with lab;
  • Physics with lab;
  • Kinesiology
  • Human Growth and Development;
  • Intro to Psychology;
  • Abnormal psychology;
  • Ethics, Philosophy or Religion;
  • Statistics;
  •  Medical Terminology.
AddressCollege of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Occupational Therapy
987 St. Sebastian Way, EC-2304
Augusta, GA 30912-0700
Email- studyot@augusta.edu
Websitewww.augusta.edu/alliedhealth/ot/

 

Brenau University-
The Brenau University provides entry level Master of Occupational Therapy degree in the state. The best thing about the Brenau University is that it offers different options for the degree like Day program, Hybrid Program, and Hybrid Weekend program. These options help the students to choose according to the need.

The applicant does not need to complete a baccalaureate degree prior to admission into the program, but Prior to enrollment, the highly qualified applicant must have completed a minimum of 90 prerequisite hours from an accredited college.

M.S.O.T. Program Locations: The program is offered at two different locations (Gainesville and North Atlanta/Norcross) with three program tracks: Gainesville Day program,  North Atlanta/Norcross Hybrid Weekend program, and North Atlanta/Norcross Hybrid Day program.

Day Program at Gainesville-

This track is a seven-semester weekday program. This program begins from August month of each year.

Hybrid Weekend Program at North Atlanta/Norcross-

This track is a nine-semester program. It includes online classes and weekend classes. This program starts from the January of each year. This option is best for the person who wants to study occupational therapy along with the current employment schedule.

Hybrid Day Program at North Atlanta/Norcross-

This track is a seven-semester hybrid weekday program. Students attend class and field work 3 days/evenings a week on-campus (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) and spend significant time in coursework online.

Post Professional OTD Program-

The OT School at Brenau University offers Post professional OTD program to the registered occupational therapist. This OTD program is of 2-Year (36 Credit Clinical Doctoral) Program. This course includes Online classes.

This program is for the Currently practicing and licensed occupational therapist having a Master’s degree or at least 30 credits of graduate coursework, and official transcripts.

Note- The Brenau University has recently applied for the entry level OTD program in the OT school.

Status of Accreditation- The entry-level occupational therapy Doctorate (OTD) program has applied for accreditation and has been granted “Applicant” status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the AOTA.

 

Brenau University

Courses Offered–
  1. Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
  2. OTD program (Post Professional)
University Campus
  1. Gainesville, Georgia
  2. North Atlanta/Norcross
Public or Private-Private non-profit Institute.
Program Director-Wendy M. Holmes, Ph.D., OTR/L
Course Duration-
MSOT
7-9 semester program (Full campus- 7 and Hybrid –9)
Seat capacityAverage 45 students.
OT Admission
  • N.Atlanta/Norcross  Hybrid Day program – May month;
  • Gainesville Day program – August month;
  • N.Atlanta/Norcross Hybrid Weekend program- January month.
Application Procedure Apply through OTCAS and separate Brenau graduate application required.
Minimum Requirement (MSOT)
  • Minimum completed 90 semester hours of college coursework or a bachelor degree;
  • GPA of 3.0 or better in all college coursework;
  • No GRE required.
  • OT Observation hours – Substantial number (not specific) plus sustained volunteer or life experience with individuals who have disabilities
  • 3 letters of recommendation(1 must be from the occupational therapist);
  • TOEFL score of 71 ibT (for International students only).
Pre-requisite Course work (MSOT)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology 1 & 2 (with lab);
  • Principles of Chemistry (with lab);
  • Intro to Psychology;
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Human Growth & Development;
  • Intro to Sociology or Anthropology;
  • Introduction to Statistics;
  •  Medical Terminology.
AddressSchool of Occupational Therapy
500 Washington Street, S.E.
Gainesville, GA 30501
Email- nfowler1@brenau.edu
Websitewww.brenau.edu/OT

 

Georgia State University


Founded in 1913, Georgia State University (GSU) is the largest public research university located in Atlanta, Georgia.

Status of 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 AOTA.

 

Georgia State University
The Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions

Course Offered–Occupational Therapy Masters (OT/M)
University CampusAtlanta, Georgia
Public or Private-Public institute.
Program Chairperson-Kinsuk Maitra, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
Course Duration-
OTM
2-year program ( including Fieldworks).
Seat capacity40 students.
OT AdmissionOnce a year (Fall)
Application Procedure Apply through OTCAS and also submits GSU Graduate Application.
Personal Interview (if selected)
Minimum Requirement (OTM)
  • A bachelor’s degree;
  • GPA of 3.0 or better in all prerequisite courses;
  • A minimum GRE score of 150 on the Verbal and 140 on the Quantitative section, plus a score of 3.5 or above is required on the writing session;
  • A minimum of 50 observation hours under licensed occupational therapist in 2 different settings;
  • 3 letters of recommendation (1 must be from the occupational therapist);
  • A personal statement;
  • A current resume;
  • TOEFL score of 90 ibT (for International students only).
Pre-requisite Course work (MSOT)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 &2 with lab;
  • Gross Human Anatomy lecture and Lab;
  • Human Growth and Development or Developmental Psychology;
  • Abnormal Psychology;
  • Statistics;
  • Sociology or Anthropology;
  • Medical Terminology;
  • Medical Conditions or Pathology.
AddressOccupational Therapy Program
PO Box 3995
Atlanta, GA 30302-3995
Email- occuptherapy@gsu.edu
Websitehttp://OT.gsu.edu/

 

OTA Schools in Georgia-

  1. Albany State University-West Campus
    (OTA – associate degree)
    Status: Accreditation
  2. Augusta Technical College
    (OTA – associate degree)
    Status: Accreditation
  3. Chattahoochee Technical College
    (OTA – associate degree)
    Status: Accreditation
  4. Middle Georgia State University
    (OTA – associate degree)
    Status: Accreditation

Occupational Therapy License in Georgia-

Graduates of accredited programs are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the NBCOT. After successfully completing the NBCOT  examination, the person will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). All states, including Georgia, require a license to practice occupational therapy. Once the therapist receives a professional license, she/he is considered an OTR/L.

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This 36-credit doctoral program will prepare practicing occupational therapists to become advanced practitioners who are evidence-based leaders. Graduates will have the skills needed to promote, develop, and manage clinical research, educate clients, families, and communities, or become a manager or entrepreneur. Advanced practice courses will be offered in pediatrics, neuroscience/neuro rehab, and community practice, among others. Students will be required to attend one two to three day weekend on campus each semester, with the rest of the coursework completed online. Students will take two courses per semester, year round, and can complete the degree in two years.

Admissions Documents Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Written Essay/Goal Statement, OT License, Letter of Application

Admissions GPA Requirements

3.0 from all college transcripts

Additional Admissions Requirements

Currently practicing and licensed occupational therapist, Master’s degree or at least 30 credits of graduate coursework,

Learn more about this program in the program catalog.

Brenau University participates in NC-SARA.

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