Before you get started, we recommend that you attend a virtual information session, campus visit day or schedule a private one-on-one meeting with an admissions coordinator. This is not an admission requirement but is strongly recommended as the best way to learn about Cabarrus College and our academic programs.
For admission into the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Health Studies and/or Master of Occupational Therapy program, applicants must meet the general college admissions requirements found in the Catalog.
- Official transcripts from all schools attended (excluding high school)
- Associate of Science degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant from an ACOTE or regionally accredited program
- Verification of employment as an occupational therapy assistant (OTA) for one year
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, calculated as an average from all post-secondary transcripts
- Evidence of successful completion of the following college-level courses with a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher:
- Introduction to PsychologyAbnormal Psychology Anatomy and Physiology I and II (with labs) Human Growth and Development PsychologyEnglish Composition Statistics Kinesiology and Medical Terminology are strongly recommended
- References – Three (3) Professional References submitted on the Occupational Therapy Reference Form. At least one reference must be from an occupational therapist the applicant has worked with in practice; and at least one reference from another healthcare professional the applicant has worked with in practice.
- Reflect on your professional experience as an OTA and generate a 600 – 700 word essay that addresses the below components. Please use APA formatting and style per the following link, https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/1/(Paiz et al., 2018):
- Explain your greatest accomplishment and its contribution to your professional growth.
- Provide a specific example that illustrates how you successfully dealt with a significant challenge or adversity in your professional role. Explain how you used critical thinking to problem-solve a successful outcome. Reflect on what you learned from this situation and describe how you can apply it to your future role as an occupational therapist.
We accept applications on a rolling basis until programs are full. Priority is given to applications received by February 1 for fall semester.
Apply - Apply online. A 600-700 word essay reflecting on your professional experience as an OTA must be emailed separately to Admissions and must follow APA formatting and guidelines.
Nonrefundable Application Fee: $50
Send your transcripts and proof of degree - To complete your admission file, we require official transcripts from all colleges you have previously attended and proof of BA or BS degree from a regionally accredited institution.
Official transcripts can be sent via mail or electronically to email@example.com
ATTN: Office of Admissions
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
401 Medical Park Drive
Concord, NC 28025
Submit 3 professional references - Submit three professional references using the reference form for BSIHS/MOT. Forms can be sent via mail, email or fax.
Submit professional resume - Applicants must email their professional resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Evidence of OTA licensure
Proof of at least one full year of employment as an OTA within the past five years at the time of application - Employment can be full-time or part-time with a minimum of 20 hours per week.
Log in to view the application status - Please allow 48 hours for your application to be processed. Once the application has been processed by the admissions team, the applicant will receive a welcome email. This will instruct you on how to log into the applicant portal to review the application status and checklist for admissions.