Enter our program in your first year as an undergraduate, and remain with us for five years to earn a bachelor of science degree in occupational science and a master's degree in occupational therapy.
The five-year program has several advantages. It allows for better exposure to basic topics and techniques in occupational therapy. It also provides opportunities to develop some advanced skills and knowledge of specialized topics within occupational therapy. Ithaca College's program also includes specialized fieldwork and flexibility for study abroad. The five years also provides for development of closer relationships between faculty members and students and increased opportunities for mentoring and development of professional behaviors and relationships.
No additional applications or graduate testing is required to move from the bachelor's to the master's degree program. Provided that all coursework is completed satisfactorily, you officially graduate with your master's in mid-October following your fifth year. You are eligible to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) competency exam to become a registered occupational therapist.