If you are interested in changing your major to Pre-OTA, please go to ULM's Clarke M. Williams Student Success Center (ULM Campus Map) for advising and change of major forms. The Student Success Center can be contacted at ulm.edu/studentsuccess or call for an appointment at 318-342-3667.
The Department of Occupational Therapy received approval for the OTA to MOT Bridge program at the Board of Regents October 2012 meeting.
A press release about the OTA to MOT Bridge program approval can be found on the ULM News Center Web site.
Additionally, the Department of Occupational Therapy is currently completing the steps for ACOTE accreditation of this new program.
The anticipated start date for the first accepted class is Fall 2013 and students can expect to meet on-campus one weekend a month.
The program is a 2.5 year combination online/onsite program. Applicants to the OTA to MOT bridge program must be certified as Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs), have obtained a bachelor’s degree, and meet the pre-requisites prior to application to the program.
If you are looking for a bachelor’s degree, ULM offers many online degrees through the GOLD program at ulm.edu/onlinedegrees
Applications must be submitted to the Occupational Therapy Department, located in Caldwell 111 (ULM Campus Map), no later than May 1 before 12:00 noon.
If May 1 falls on a weekend or holiday, the due date will be 12:00 noon on the last school day prior to May 1.
Application Portfolio that includes:
Applicants to the OTA to MOT bridge program must be certified as Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTAs) with a minimum of one-year experience or 1,000 hours as a practicing COTA.
Applicants must maintain a minimum of 20 hours/month client contact throughout the program.Applicants also must have completed the following in order to be considered for admission:
» minimum GRE (verbal + quantitative) score of 750
» minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale)
Note: MOT program admission requirements include minimum GPA is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the last 30 hours
» minimum formula score of 1875 (GPA * GRE) or 1000
|Human Anatomy with Lab
Human Physiology with Lab
|If this course is taught as A&P I and A&P II, both courses must be completed.|
|Statistics||A statistics course from a math department or psychology department can be used to meet this requirement. (ULM OTA graduates would have already met this requirement)|
|Human Growth & Development||A development course in any discipline can be used for Human Growth and Development as long as it covers the life span. (ULM OTA graduates would have already met this requirement)|
|Introduction to Psychology||ULM OTA graduates would have already met this requirement|
|Introduction to Sociology or Introductory Anthropology||Either Introduction to Sociology or Introduction to Anthropology must be taken to meet this requirement. (ULM OTA graduates would have already met this requirement)|
|Conditions in Occupational Therapy Practice||Developmental, Adult, and Mental Health Pathology course of conditions commonly seen in occupational therapy practice. (ULM OTA graduates would have already met this requirement)|
If you have any questions regarding application requirements and timelines, please contact Dr. Patti Calk (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Carolyn Murphy (email@example.com) in the Occupational Therapy Department or your advisor in the Student Success Center.