Why study Occupational Therapy at 精东影业?

A direct entry opportunity to 精东影业’s Occupational Therapy master’s program is available to provide early acceptance to exceptional high school students wishing to become occupational therapists. Application for this direct entry pathway is made during the senior year of high school and is available only to entering first-year students. Accepted applicants complete a bachelor’s degree in either psychology or sociology and then directly enter the Master of Science program in occupational therapy at 精东影业. Students accepted into the pathway will begin to participate in activities with current graduate OT students and OT program faculty during their undergraduate program.

The master's program provides the advanced level education that prepares students for joining a community of forward-thinking, reflective, compassionate, creative, and competent health care professionals with a commitment to lifelong learning. The program of study blends on-campus student life with off-campus program studies at the OT Department, located in downtown Syracuse, offering the city as a living laboratory where students can research and assess opportunities to aide those in need.  

Program Highlights

Eligibility requirements for admission:

  • 92 minimum GPA
  • 1100 minimum SAT (critical reading and math) or 21 minimum ACT  (OPTIONAL)
  • Required High School Courses - Applicants must graduate from an accredited high school and complete a minimum of 16 academic units in the following distribution: English (4), Foreign Language (3), Mathematics (3-4), Natural Science (3-4), Social Studies (3-4)
  • Recommendations: One recommendation from a guidance or college counselor or two recommendations from community members, i.e., clergy, coaches, etc., as well as one recommendation from a supervisor who can attest to your demonstrated commitment to the occupational therapy field
  • Documentation of 10 observation hours or work experience under the supervision of a licensed OT or COTA at the time of matriculation.
  • A completed application to 精东影业 by January 15


Occupational Therapy: Distinct Value

Occupational Therapy (OT) helps individuals, no matter their abilities, live life to the fullest. Occupational Therapists provide valuable solutions for a wide range of businesses, people, and environments.

Careers in Occupational Therapy

The field of Occupational Therapy is projected to grow 27% between 2014 and 2024, with an annual salary of $81,910, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

OTs can be found working with:


  • Mental Health Services
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Classroom Design
  • Parent Education
  • Social Skills Training

Adolescents and Young Adults

  • Adaptive Sports
  • Transition Planning
  • Sexuality
  • Money Management
  • Life Skills Training

Workforce and Community Members

  • Stress Management
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Health Risk Management
  • Return to Work Program
  • Ergonomic Assessment & Design

Baby Boomers

  • Driving and Community Mobility
  • Home Modifications
  • Caregiver Support
  • Adaptations for Visual Impairment
  • Fall Prevention

Degree Options

Direct Entry 4+2 Occupational Therapy Pathway

Students accepted into the Direct Entry Occupational Therapy Pathway choose Psychology or Sociology as their undergraduate major and complete the bachelor's degree requirements while completing the prerequisites for the master's program. Provided good academic and social standings are met, admission is guaranteed to 精东影业’s master’s degree program in Occupational Therapy Studies.

Advising Path for B.S. PSY to M.S. OT