Quality Education in the Benedictine Tradition
Dr. Bettie DavisCoordinator and AdvisorAllied Health ProgramsPhone: 724-805-2468
Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing
The Occupational Therapy cooperative program between Saint Vincent College and Duquesne University School of Health Sciences is currently a five-year master’s degree program. Upon successful completion of the fourth year, students who have not already earned a bachelor’s degree will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from Duquesne University. Upon successful completion of the fifth year, students will be awarded a Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Duquesne University. Duquesne University's Department of Occupational Therapy is transitioning from a 5-year Masters of Science (MS) degree to a 6-year Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) degree. Students transferring from Saint Vincent College prior to Fall 2016 who are then accepted into the professional phase of Duquesne University’s Occupational Therapy program before Spring 2019 will be the last student cohorts who may earn an MS OT degree after successful completion of the program. Saint Vincent students who transfer in Fall 2016 and enter the professional phase in Spring 2019 and thereafter will earn an Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) degree upon successful completion of the 6-year OTD program.
All degree options at Duquesne University’s Department of Occupational Therapy curriculum may be found at www.duq.edu/ot Please refer to the Information Letter given by your Saint Vincent Advisor for more specific requirements and deadlines for the Saint Vincent College/Duquesne University articulation.
Fall Semester BL 150 General Biology I - 3 creditsBL 151 General Biology I Laboratory - 1 credit CH 101 General Chemistry I - 3 credits CH 103 General Chemistry I Laboratory - 1 credit TH 119 Exploring Religious Meaning - 3 credits EL— Literature Elective - 3 credits PY 100 Introduction To Psychology - 3 creditsFirst-Year Seminar - 1 credit Total 18
Spring Semester BL 152 General Biology II - 3 credits BL 153 General Biology II Lab - 1 creditPL 101 1st Philosophy - 3 creditsEL 102 Language & Rhetoric - 3 creditsSO 101 Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits MA 104 or MA 109 Calculus I preferred 3 or 4 creditsTotal 16 or 17
Typical Second-Year Schedule
Fall Semester BL 220 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy - 3 creditsBL 221 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Laboratory - 1 creditPH 111 General Physics I - 3 creditsPH 113 General Physics I Laboratory - 1 creditBA 350 or PY 203 Statistics I - 3 credits CS 101 Survey of Computers - 3 creditsSO 105 Chemical Dependency - 3 creditsTotal 17
Spring Semester BL 224 Mammalian Physiology - 3 creditsBL 225 Mammalian Physiology Laboratory - 1 creditEthics** - 3 credits Faith & Reasoning*** - 3 credits Fine Arts Elective - 3 credits Global Diversity* - 3 creditsTotal 16 Total credit hours at Saint Vincent College 67
All students transferring to another school must complete courses in the following core areas. Below is a list of core areas and the courses that fulfill the requirement.
* Global Diversity includes one of the following: TH 380 World Religions, TH 385 Buddhism, HI 108 Traditional East Asian Societies I, HI 109 Modern East Asian Societies, HI 233 History of Latin America, HI 270 The Rise of Chinese Civilization, HI 280 Islamic Civilization I 3, HI 123 Global History I, or HI 102 Western Civilization I ** Ethics includes ether PL 218 Bioethics, or TH 280 Catholic Bioethics *** Communication includes one of the following: CA 120 Public Presentation or CA 140 Interpersonal and Organizational Communication Social Justice: SO 101 Introduction to Sociology, TH 250 Introduction to Moral Theology, TH 265 God, Work, and Money Philosophy: PL 101 1st Philosophy
English Proficiency Requirements
English is the language of instruction at Duquesne University and the demands for verbal and written communication in all the health professions are substantial. Students whose first language is other than English must successfully complete testing and clearance from the Duquesne University English as a Second Language Department and meet all published admission and language proficiency criteria for the Duquesne University Occupational Therapy program. Students articulating from Saint Vincent College should make an appointment with the DU ESL Department once they are provisionally accepted into the occupational therapy program. Students who submit official scores to the DU ESL Department, current to within one year, of 90 or higher on the Internet- based Test of English as a Foreign Language TOEFL (IiBT) or 575 on the Paper-based Test (PBT,) are often excused from English Placement Tests except for tests of written and spoken English.