Occupational Therapist helping client with exercise bands

Become an Occupational Therapist

SRU's HCAM program is an excellent choice to start your journey to becoming an OT

Health Care Administration and Management: Pre-Occupational Therapy

Offered by: School of Business

The SRU Health Care Administration and Management major is an excellent choice if you're preparing for graduate study and a career as an occupational therapist.

Why Choose Health Care Administration and Management: Pre-Occupational Therapy

The SRU HCAM program will provide you with both the science-based prerequisites necessary to enter the occupational therapy program and an understanding of how the healthcare industry functions. This combination will significantly differentiate you from others with future employers as uniquely prepared for your chosen career path. As an HCAM student at SRU, you'll become skilled in understanding not only the science and anatomical underpinnings required to pursue your degree in occupational therapy, but will also learn how to become a leader in the field. You'll understand the principles behind healthcare leadership, healthcare quality improvement processes, motivation, teamwork processes, healthcare information systems, the healthcare legal and regulatory environment, as well as managed care and healthcare reimbursement. As members of the nation's largest industry, occupational therapists are being asked to take on leadership roles which include a greater grasp of the business of healthcare. 

What are your options?

HCAM Pre-Occupational Therapy SRU 3+3:  Earn a Doctor of Occupational Therapy in six years rather than seven. In the first three years, you complete your public health major courses and pre-requisites for the SRU OTD program. During your third undergraduate year, you apply for admission into the SRU OTD program. If accepted, your first year in the SRU OTD program meets the remaining requirements for your undergraduate degree. If not accepted, you continue to complete your undergraduate degree and can reapply to the program. The accelerated option is for incoming freshmen only.

HCAM Pre-Occupational Therapy (SRU Traditional):  Complete the requirements for your HCAM major and the pre-requisites for the SRU OTD program and apply to the SRU OTD program in your senior year.

Careers In Occupational Therapy

Upon completion of the Health Care Administration Management undergraduate program and the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program you will be well prepared to embark on your career as an Occupational Therapist, a growing profession with increasing demand.

Earn your degrees in HCAM and occupational therapy at SRU!

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