Transfer of Credits
Students interested in transferring into the Graduate Occupational Therapy Program from another occupational therapy program may do so at the discretion of the Program director depending on the student’s qualifications, reason for transfer, and available seats. Transfer students must adhere to Sacred Heart University’s residency and course grade requirements for transferring into graduate programs (See Residency Requirements in the Academic Standards section of Sacred Heart University’s Graduate Bulletin). Only graduate level courses in which the student earned a grade of B or better will be considered for transfer credit. Students interested in transferring into the graduate occupational therapy program must meet admission criteria and complete an application with the Office of Graduate Admissions. Transfer students must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate Program in Occupational Therapy; and if there are available openings in the program, an interview will be required.
The Graduate Occupational Therapy Program consists of 76 credits. The University’s residency requirement is that graduate transfer students take a minimum of 60% of those credits, or a minimum of 46 credits at Sacred Heart University. Please see the University's Transfer of Credits Policy.
Additionally, the Occupational Therapy curriculum reflects the program’s philosophy based on problem-based learning pedagogy, our P.R.I.D.E. Vision, Mission, and philosophy to prepare reflective practitioners therefore transfer students are required to take all courses rooted in these philosophies and PBL pedagogy regardless of the number of credits that qualify for transfer. These include: OT 504, Therapeutic Use of Self; OT 546 Human Occupation and Activity Analysis; OT526 Topics in Mental Health; OT 527 Problem Based Learning in Mental Health; OT 528 Clinical Lab in Mental Health; OT 529 Level I FW & Seminar in Mental Health; OT 574 Topics in Adults and Geriatrics; OT 575 Problem Based Learning in Adults and Geriatrics; OT 576 Clinical Lab in Adults and Geriatrics; OT 577 Level I Fieldwork & Seminar in Adults and Geriatrics; OT 578 Capstone I: Planning, Permissions & Approval; OT 545 Topics in Pediatrics and Adolescence; OT 549 Problem Based Learning in Pediatrics & Adolescence; OT 547 Clinical Lab in Pediatrics & Adolescence; OT 548 Level I Fieldwork & Seminar Pediatrics & Adolescence; OT 608 Capstone II: Implementation, OT609 Portfolio; OT691-Level II Fieldwork and OT693-Level II Fieldwork.