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Occupational Therapy (Entry Level)

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School:Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Graduate Studies
Degree:Master
Field of Study:Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Description:This full-time, graduate-level program will give you the skills you need to practice occupational therapy. As an occupational therapist, you'll spend your career helping people of all ages and backgrounds to enhance their performance of everyday activities - things like work, school, leisure and self-care.

Occupational therapy focuses on helping people overcome challenges they face due to an injury, illness or environmental barrier. Occupational therapists are trained to help people improve their quality of life by assisting them in regaining or developing skills and abilities so that they can continue to participate in their everyday activities.

URL:Occupational Therapy (Entry Level) at Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $14,611

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program, and includes incidental fees.
Careers:Occupational Therapists

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Admission to the MSc (OT) program requires the completion of a four year Bachelor’s degree in any field of study at a recognized academic institution, with a minimum B average (73-76%), calculated on the last 60 credit hours of the degree. Two prerequisite courses are also required: six credit hours in human physiology (the six credit hour human physiology prerequisite course should contain study of the following system content: cell, endocrine, neural, muscle, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and gastrointestinal); and three credit hours in human/vertebrate anatomy (the three credit hour human anatomy prerequisite course should enable the student to explain and describe, at a basic level, the gross anatomy and histology of the human body - content topics of the course should include study of the following: development, cells, tissues, skeletal, muscular, integument, nervous, cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, renal and reproductive systems). Successful applicants will be required to participate in both fieldwork and traditional on-site courses. We welcome applications from diverse academic backgrounds.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]

    English is the language of study at Dalhousie; therefore all applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate their capacity to pursue a graduate-level program in English before admission. Dalhousie accepts a number of different English proficiency test scores: Internet-based TOEFL- 92; Written TOEFL - 580; MELAB - 85; IELTS - 7; CanTest - 4.5 (with no band score lower than 4.0); or CAEL 70 with no band score lower than 60. Alternatively, a prospective student may enroll in the ESL program with the Dalhousie College of Continuing Education and obtain a grade of at least A- on the final stage of that training. The language competency test may be waived if the applicant has completed a degree at a recognized university where the language of instruction is English. The claims must be verified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Test scores are valid for two years from the date the test was written.

    Application Notes : English is the language of study at Dalhousie; therefore all applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate their capacity to pursue a graduate-level program in English before admission. Dalhousie accepts a number of different English proficiency test scores: Internet-based TOEFL- 92; Written TOEFL - 580; MELAB - 85; IELTS - 7; CanTest - 4.5 (with no band score lower than 4.0); or CAEL 70 with no band score lower than 60. Alternatively, a prospective student may enroll in the ESL program with the Dalhousie College of Continuing Education and obtain a grade of at least A- on the final stage of that training. The language competency test may be waived if the applicant has completed a degree at a recognized university where the language of instruction is English. The claims must be verified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Test scores are valid for two years from the date the test was written.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    Applicants are required to submit two academic reference letters, either through the electronic reference system in the online application or by paper. Please visit the website for complete details.
    Cost Notes : This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program, and includes incidental fees.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on October 22, 2016