Drexel University Partners with Salus University to Offer New Sequential Degree Program
January 19, 2016
High-achieving Drexel students can earn a master’s in occupational therapy from Salus University
Drexel University’s Health Sciences Department and Salus University’s Occupational Therapy Department have partnered to offer a sequential degree program to high-achieving undergraduate students enrolled in the Health Sciences program at Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions.
The articulation agreement creates the potential opportunity for up to four select undergraduate students from Drexel University, who successfully complete all necessary requirements, to continue their education in occupational therapy studies at Salus University, beginning fall 2016.
“We are excited to partner with Salus University to offer students an opportunity to expand their career possibilities,” said Sinclair Smith, ScD, chair of the Health Sciences Department at Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions. “We are deeply committed to training future health care professionals and are confident that our graduates will uphold excellent standards of compassion and care as they go on to further their education in pursuit of a rewarding career in occupational therapy.”
Through the newly-established BS/MSOT Option, students on the traditional four-year Bachelor of Science (BS) degree track or the accelerated three-year BS degree track first complete a BS degree in Health Sciences at Drexel University, and then enroll in the two-year Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program at Salus University. Upon completion of Salus’s MSOT program, students will sit for the national certification exam to become Registered Occupational Therapists (OTR).
“We are delighted to partner with the Health Sciences Department at Drexel University in an effort to identify and prepare Drexel students for the profession of occupational therapy,” said Fern Silverman, EdD, OTR/L, director of Salus University’s Occupational Therapy program. “We share Drexel’s goal of supporting students in health care education who will become caring, knowledgeable, and competent practitioners. Given the strong academic program at Drexel, particularly in the sciences, I know Drexel students will be ideally prepared to successfully handle the Salus MSOT curriculum."
For more information, including application information and requirements visit Drexel University’s website.
This content was originally prepared for a press release distributed on January 13, 2016.