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Allied Health Professions


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Allied Health Professions

Skidmore College offers qualified students the opportunity to earn dual degrees in liberal arts and sciences and professional degrees in physical therapy or occupational therapy through cooperative programs at Sage Graduate School. Students receive preferred acceptance into Sage Graduate School and may earn a master of science in occupational therapy (OT) through a cooperative 4 + 2 program, or a doctor of physical therapy (DPT) through a cooperative 4 + 3 program. These are challenging programs designed for students interested in entering the allied health professions. See Allied Health Professions for details of the program. Interested students are encouraged to seek advice from Denise Evert, Chair of the Health Professions Advisory Committee or Senior Instructor Karen Arciero, Department of Health and Human Physiological Sciences.

Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy with Sage Graduate School (The Sage Colleges)

REQUIREMENTS

A student wanting to participate in this program must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.25 for both programs. Students must complete all required prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better. Students must also have completed 20 hours of clinical observation for the OT program and 40 hours of clinical observation for the DPT program. Students apply on or before June 1 of the year preceding their graduation from Skidmore for the OT program. For the DPT program, students apply early decision on or before August 15 of the year preceding their graduation from Skidmore.

The following courses are the prerequisites for the DPT program:

CH 115 - Fundamentals of Chemistry with Lab  and CH 125 - Principles of Chemistry   or CH 126 - Principles of Chemistry
or CH 125 - Principles of Chemistry   or CH 126 - Principles of Chemistry and CH 221 - Organic Chemistry I  
or CH 214 - Inorganic Compounds and Materials  or CH 232 - Analytical Methods in Chemistry  
BI 242 - Molecular Cell Biology  or BI 246 - General Microbiology  or BI 247 - Cell Biology 
HP 126 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I 
HP 127 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II 
PS 101 - Introduction to Psychological Science 
PS 207 - Introduction to Child Development  or PS 206 - Developmental Psychology  
SO 226 - Statistics for the Social Sciences  or EC 237 - Statistical Methods  or MS 104 - Introduction to Statistics  
PY 207 - General Physics I 
PY 208 - General Physics II  

Students must earn a minimum GPA of 3.25 for prerequisite courses in biology, chemistry, health and exercise science, and physics.

The following courses are the prerequisites for the OT program:

AN 101 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology  or AN 102 - Anthropology of the Human Past  or SO 101 - Sociological Perspectives 
HP 126 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I 
HP 127 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II 
PS 101 - Introduction to Psychological Science 
PS 207 - Introduction to Child Development  or PS 206 - Developmental Psychology  
SO 226 - Statistics for the Social Sciences  or EC 237 - Statistical Methods  or MS 104 - Introduction to Statistics  
PS 209 - Adult Development 
PS 214 - Psychological Disorders 
PY 207 - General Physics I  

Students must earn a minimum GPA of 3.0 in prerequisite courses in physics and health and exercise science.

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