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Course Sequence

The course sequence listed below applies to students beginning the OCAT program in Spring 2013 (Class of 2014).  Students currently enrolled in the OCAT program should refer to their GPS Roadmap or contact the program’s advisor regarding any curriculum or course sequence questions.

Kent State University at Ashtabula Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology Program
Suggested sequence of courses by semester for completion of the program in a two-year period.

Hrs  Class number     Class title

FIRST YEAR          

Fall Semester        
3  *BSCI 11010           Anatomy & Physiology I                                      
= 3 Credit Hours

Spring Semester   
1  PTAT 20001            Therapeutic Communications in PT/OT            
1  OCAT 10003           Occupational Therapy Practice Skills Lab         
3  *ENG 10001            College English I                                                 
3  *BSCI 11020           Anatomy & and Physiology II                               
2  *OCAT 10000         Foundations in Occupational Therapy                
3  *PSYC 11762          General Psychology                                           
3  *SOC 12050            Intro to Sociology                                                
1  *US 10001               University Orientation                                         
= 17 Credit Hours         

Fall Semester        
4  PTAT 10002            Analysis of Movement                                         
3  *PSYC 21211 or 40111          Psych of Adjustment or Abnormal Psychology
3  *NURS 20950         Human Growth and Development                       
3  OCAT 10001           Occupational Therapy Practice Skills II               
5  OCAT 10002           Therapeutic Techniques I (Psychosocial)           
 = 18 Credit Hours     


Spring Semester   
5  OCAT 20000           Therapeutic Techniques II (Physical Dysfunction)          
2  OCAT 20001           Professional Issues in Occupational Therapy  
3  OCAT 20003           Occupational Therapy Practice Skills III                            
3  *Kent Core Math Elective      Choose from the Kent Core Requirements      
3  *Kent Core Humanities/Fine Arts Elective           Choose from the Kent Core Requirements         
 =14 Credit Hours 

Summer Semester 
3  OCAT 20004           Therapeutic Techniques III (Developmental Disabilities)
3  OCAT 20006           Therapeutic Techniques IV                                 
=6 Credit Hours          

Fall Semester        
8  OCAT 20005           Clinical Applications
= 8 Credit Hours                         


* Indicates the open enrollment courses. These courses can be taken prior to admission to the OCAT Program. Completion of these courses does not guarantee admission into the OCAT Program. However, completion and level of achievement in the courses are considered during the admission-selection process.

Progression Standards for the OCAT Program

Students are responsible for knowing admission, progression and graduation requirements for the OCAT Program. The OCAT Program is designed as a sequential learning experience. Each new course builds on knowledge and skills acquired in the previous course; therefore, OCAT courses should be taken in their designated order.

In order to progress in the program, all prerequisites must be satisfactorily completed. Students must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in all OCAT courses, and related courses including BSCI 11001, PTAT 10002, PSYC 21211 or 40111, PTAT 20001, and NURS 20950. Any OCAT or related (above) course receiving a grade of "D" or "F" must be repeated the next semester it its offered, provided space is available. A student may only repeat an OCAT course one time. The student who fails to receive a passing grade of "C" or better in the repeated course will be dismissed from the OCAT Program and will not be eligible for readmission into the OCAT Program. The student may not progress to additional OCAT courses and Level II fieldwork affiliations, until they receive a "C" (2.0) or better in the repeated course, and successfully complete Level I fieldwork assignment. Any student who fails to progress 2 times will be dismissed from the program. Any student earning a letter grade less than a "C" (2.0) in two OCAT courses in the same semester will be dismissed from the program and not eligible for readmission.

To remain in the program a minimal cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be maintained. Failure to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher will result in dismissal from the program.