The Concentration in Occupational and Physical Therapy is designed to prepare students for graduate study in Physical or Occupational Therapy. However, this concentration is not a major, and all students completing the concentration must also complete the requirements of a major prior to graduation. A student may complete any major while also completing the concentration.
Students concentrating in Occupational and Physical Therapy must take 16 required courses specific to the field. One of these courses, Exercise Physiology, is not currently taught at Assumption, but is available at Anna Marie College (BIO 240: Exercise Physiology) and Becker College (EXSC 3300: Exercise Physiology). Assumption College students are eligible to take this course at one of these schools through the Worcester Consortium without paying an additional fee.
Many students interested in Occupational or Physical Therapy have majored in Biology, Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies, or Psychology, and many of the courses required for the concentration are also required for completion of these majors.
First semester freshman who wish to concentrate in Occupational and Physical Therapy should enroll in BIO 160, CHE 131, HRS 125, and the appropriate math course (i.e., MAT 114 or MAT 117). First-year students should also consult with the Health Professions Advisor, Dr. Steven Theroux, at the beginning of the fall semester to plan out the remainder of their course of study.
Concentration in Occupational and Physical Therapy
- HRS 125 Professional Orientation to Physical and Occupational Therapy
- BIO 160 Concepts of Biology
- BIO 240 Mammalian Anatomy
- BIO 370 General Physiology
- CHE 131-132 General Chemistry I and II
- PHY 201-202 General Physics I and II
- PSY 101 General Psychology
- PSY 116 Abnormal Psychology
- PSY 190 Psychology of Development
- SOC 121 Principles of Sociology
- HRS 490 Internship in Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies (HSRS Majors) OR HRS 400 Individual in the Community (Non HSRS Majors)
One of the two Exercise Physiology courses listed below:
- EXSC 3300 Exercise Physiology (offered at Becker College)
- BIO 240 Exercise Physiology (offered at Anna Maria College)
One of the following two Statistics courses:
- PSY 265 Statistics
- ECO 115 Statistics
One of the following two math courses:
- MAT 114 Elementary Functions
- MAT 117 Calculus I
Recommended (but not required)
- BIO 415 Principles of Neuroscience
- PSY 351 Physiological Psychology