Students wishing to enter the professional portion of the BS/MS Occupational Therapy program must complete a Promotion to Professional Sequence form, by January 15th of the year in which they intend to begin the program. At the time of application, students must have completed at least eight prerequisite courses including ES 207, PHY 101, OT 201, and STA 119, and seventy (70) hours of volunteer work in a US occupational therapy site providing the opportunity to observe interdisciplinary activities, and observe patients/clients in a variety of settings under the supervision of an occupational therapist. Remaining prerequisite and UB Curriculum requirements, except the capstone, must be completed in the Spring semester with grades of C- or better and a semester prerequisite GPA of 2.800 or above. Students may not take prerequisite courses more than twice and may not repeat more than two prerequisite courses.
Students fully admitted to the professional program must maintain a semester GPA of 2.800 in the undergraduate portion and 3.000 in the graduate portion of the professional sequence.