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Occupational Therapy Option, Liberal Arts A.A.

 

INTERESTED IN HELPING OTHERS RECOVEr FROM a DISABILITy?

Occupational therapists help people throughout their lives to participate in the things they want and need to do after some disabling event has altered their life. As an occupational therapist you will intervene by using everyday activities (occupations) in therapeutic ways to enhance the life of your client. You will be able to help children with disabilities to fully participate in school and social situations, help those recovering from injury to regain common and specific occupational skills and provide support to older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.

Gulf Coast State College is here to help you build a solid foundation that will prepare you to continue your studies in occupational therapy at a four-year institution. We offer the necessary prerequisites for the state of Florida university baccalaureate programs.

HOW DO YOU BECOME AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST?

To become a certified Occupation Therapist you must graduate from an accredited School of Occupational Therapy with a Master’s or Doctoral Degree. Completion of a bachelor’s degree is usually required before starting a Master's or Doctoral program. It is assumed students will complete prerequisite courses required or recommended by schools of occupational therapy during their pursuit of a bachelor’s degree.  Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida offers many of the required or recommended prerequisite courses a student can take in pursuit of an Associate in Arts degree before transferring to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree.

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Program Roadmap

 
 

Who is eligible for the occupational therapy Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  

WHY CHOOSE GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE TO EARN YOUR degree?

  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.
 

How do I apply to the occupational therapy Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR MY CLASSES?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about  scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

Program Requirements

Communications Area CH
•+*ENC1101, English I 3
+*ENC1102, English II 3
Humanities Area
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirement 3
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirement 3
Literature See General Education Requirement 3
Mathematics Area
•+*MAC2311, Calculus I 4
•+*MAC1105, College Algebra 3
Natural Sciences Area
Physical Science +CHM1040, Fundamentals of Chemistry 3
Biological Science •+*BSC2010, Biology for Science Majors 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences •SYG2000, Sociology 3
History See General Education Requirement 3
Government See General Education Requirement 3
Additional Common Prerequisites
+BSC2010L, Biology for Science Majors I Lab 1
•+BSC2085, Anatomy and Physiology I 3
+BSC2085L, Anatomy and Physiology Lab 1
+BSC2086, Anatomy and Physiology II 3
+BSC2086L, Anatomy and Physiology Lab 1
+BSC2011, Biology for Science Majors II 3
+BSC2011L, Biology for Science Maj. II Lab 1
•+PHY2053, College Physics I 3
+PHY2053L, College Physics I Laboratory 1
+*MAC1140, Pre-Calculus Algebra 3
+*MAC1114, Trigonometry 3

TOTAL DEGREE HOURS

60

• General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required. See course descriptions.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

 

 Learn More

To learn more about Occupational Therapy and the admission requirements for schools of Occupational Therapy, visit the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

 

Contact the Advisor

Dr. Jim Sheetz
Advisor, Occupational Therapy
850-769-1551, extension 2859

jsheetz@gulfcoast.edu

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Department Chair

Fledia Ellis
Chair, Natural Sciences
850-872-3848
fellis@gulfcoast.edu

 
 
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