a) The credit hour translation used by the Occupational Therapy Program is consistent with the Carnegie Classification.
One (1) credit hour =
1 lecture hour
2 lab hours
2 seminar hours
13 hours of community service with assignments
b) AOTA fieldwork requirements are reflected as:
40 hours minimum of level I fieldwork with assignments = 1 credit hour of level I fieldwork.
a. The system of evaluating a student’s achievement at Husson University in academic courses is by letter grade, with grade point values based upon an earned credit unit (see Husson University Catalog Academic Policies section – Grading system).
b. The system of evaluating a student’s achievement in clinical fieldwork courses (Fieldwork Levels I & II) is by Pass/Fail grade. Fieldwork I is evaluated using the Maine Occupational Therapy Educators Alliance (MOTEA) – Evaluation form. Fieldwork Level II achievement is graded according to the “AOTA Fieldwork Evaluation for the Occupational Therapist” form (page 46).
c. At the end of each semester, the faculty advisor is provided with a list of advisee grades and overall GPA that may be reviewed with the advisee.
In order to remain enrolled and progress in the OT program, a student must meet the following requirements:
c. All OT students – Undergraduate and Graduate
All OT courses and the following courses are core courses:
Full-time and part-time enrollment
Students are expected to be enrolled as fulltime students during the professional phase of the program. Under exceptional circumstances students may petition to be part-time. If the request is granted by the Faculty there is a prescribed sequence of courses students must take. Part-time students must complete the professional phase within 5 years of starting the professional phase whether they started as full time or part time students. All students must enroll fulltime in the final graduate year, known as the "5th year" in the curriculum. Again, exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis but will be the exception rather than an expectation.
In order to be granted a Master's degree in Occupational Therapy, students must earn a minimum of 164 credits and must successfully complete ALL courses in the occupational therapy curriculum. Completion of courses can be accomplished through acceptable transfer, approved challenge, or through regular course enrollment. Additionally all occupational therapy students are required to complete Level II fieldwork within 24 months following completion of academic preparation.