Occupational Therapy Pathway Year Four Requirements

By the end of year four, students pursuing the OT Pathway must complete the following requirements:

HPS Retention Requirements:
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.5; GPA may not fall below a 3.25 in any semester
  • Accumulate at least 500 hours of clinical observation, health-related volunteer experience, internship, or direct (hands-on) patient healthcare experience
  • Receive positive supervisor evaluation at clinical observation site
  • Continue active membership in at least one student health care organization (i.e. Pre-OT Club)
  • Attend at least one group advisement session conducted by the HPS Committee
  • Provide evidence of endorsement of MSU Public Affairs Mission through completion of a minimum of 30 hours of community service (please note - hours completed as part of service learning or for the purposes of scholarship renewal will be counted)

OT Pathway Requirements:
  • Complete the following OT pre-requisites with a "C" or better:
    • PHY 123: General Physics I
    • PLS 101/HST 121 or HST 122
  • A minimum of 50 hours of OT observation must be complete by the end of year four (of your 500 total, 50 of those must be with an OT)
  • Complete all other requirements for OT application by the end of year four:
    • Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
    • Submit application to program via OTCAS (centralized application system for OT)
  • Continue membership in Pre-OT Club through the end of year four