NMC Transfer Guide

To: Eastern Michigan University - Main Campus

Program: occupational therapy

Occupational Therapists work with people of all ages whose lives have been disrupted by physical injury or accident, a psychiatric illness or developmental disability. Career opportunities are available in a variety of settings, including community agencies, hospitals, rehabilitation and long-term care facilities, schools, home health care, correctional institutions and industry. EMU offers a Master of Occupational Therapy (for applicants with a bachelors degree) or a 3+2 Program (for applicants without a bachelors degree)

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

  1. Students must first be accepted to the University before being considered for the Occupational Therapy program. Since this is a limited enrollment program, admissions to the University does not guarantee admission to Occupational Therapy.
  2. 2.75 GPA (Courses with less than a 2.0 will not transfer.)
  3. Deadline is January 5th for the following Fall admission
  4. Completion of 100 hours of volunteer work or service learning experience. A minimum of 20 hours in an agency that is committed to social justice, community welfare, community building, or heath and wellness.
  5. Completion of 90 credit hours.
  6. Detailed Occupational Therapy admission and application information may be found online.
  7. This program is a Master's level program. It is essential that you work with an EMU Advisor to stay updated on the program requirement.

A student whose community college transcript is certified as "MACRAO satisfied" will be required to fulfill three requirements that are part of EMU’s general education program:

  • One approved quantitative reasoning course (unless waived by an ACT math sub-score of 28 or higher or SAT math sub-score of 670); MTH 131 fulfills this requirement and is a prerequisite for the Occupational Therapy program.
  • One approved course in Global Awareness or U.S. Diversity. The following courses would fulfill this requirement in the Humanities area: ART 214, ENG 242, ENG 263, HST 212, HST 213, HUM 116, or PHL 122. The following courses would fulfill this requirement in the Social Science area: ANT 113, GEO 109, PLS 132, PLS 211.
  • A Learning beyond the Classroom (LBC) course or experience completed at EMU.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Communications

Credits

ENG 111 English Composition

4

ENG 112 English Composition

4

Humanities

Credits

Click here to select 8 credits from more than one department in the Humanities area

8

Science/Math

Credits

CHM 101 Introduction to Chemistry (Prerequisite for BIO 227; EMU requires CHM and Biochemistry if you choose to complete the requirement at EMU)

4

BIO 110 Essential Biology

4

BIO 227 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

5

BIO 228 Human Anatomy and Physiology II

5

MTH 131 Intro to Probability and Statistics

3

Social Science

Credits

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

3

PSY 211 Developmental Psychology

3

Click here to select one additional course in Social Science from a department other than Psychology

3

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Credits

COM 111 Public Speaking

4

HAH 101 Medical Terminology

3

MTH 111 Intermediate Algebra

4

Northwestern Michigan College does not assume final responsibility for the accuracy of information on this guide. The final responsibility for the successful transfer of classes suggested on this guide rests with you and the institution you plan to transfer to. It is strongly recommended that you visit the institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.

Updated: Spring 2013

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