Academic Catalog 2020-21

Health Science/Pre-Occupational Therapy (BS/MSOT)

Dominican University of California offers a five-year program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Health Science and the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy.

Students may enter the program at the Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior transfer level. Students in the BS/MS program complete general education and occupational therapy prerequisites during their Freshman and Sophomore years, and then apply to enter a three-year course of study in occupational therapy, completing all requirements for the Master of Science degree in five years.

Health Science/Pre-Occupational Therapy (BS/MSOT) Track

Occupational therapists are licensed health professionals who help people of all ages, with and without disabilities, to do the things that are important to them in their daily lives. Occupational therapists work in hospitals, clinics, schools, business, industry, and community settings, serving persons of all ages with developmental, physical, psychiatric, or behavioral disabilities. Occupational therapists also promote health and help prevent disease and disability through occupation-centered interventions and environmental adaptations.

Occupation is a universal human process with physical, social, temporal, and spiritual dimensions. Through active engagement in valued activities, humans evolve, change, and adapt to injury, illness, developmental delay, or less than optimal social conditions which may require that they modify their daily occupations to achieve satisfying lives. Occupational therapists help people regain function through occupation.