Transfer Students

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 Transfer of Credits and Residency Requirements in the Graduate Admissions section of Sacred Heart University’s Graduate Catalog). Only graduate level courses taken within the past six years from a regionally accredited college or university are eligible for consideration of transfer credits. The student must have earned a minimum grade of B or better 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 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.
Applicants must provide to the Program Director course syllabi for all courses to be considered for transfer to assure that the course meets the Program's content requirements. The Program Director, in consultation with faculty, will determine if the course meet content and graduate level requirements.