Bachelor of Science in Health and Rehabilitation Psychology (pre-occupational therapy)

Students completing the pre-occupational therapy option earn a degree in Health and Rehabilitation Psychology with required higher levels of math and science and a focused internship experience under a licensed Occupational Therapist. This degree was designed following a thorough review of entrance requirements to graduate programs in Occupational Therapy both in and out of state. Students are encouraged to consult with such programs directly to assure all requirements of a specific program are met through the degree at Faulkner. Students who do not plan to pursue Occupational Therapy may choose the regular Health and Rehabilitation Psychology degree.

Careers in Pre-occupational therapy Psychology

This degree will prepare students for a career in health and rehabilitation fields as well as for a career as an Occupational therapy assistant. It is specifically designed however to prepare students to pursue a graduate degree and licensure as an Occupational Therapist. Yet, some students may wish to pursue the more advanced option in Health and Rehabilitation Psychology for other career interests as well. Visit the Health and Rehabilitation Psychology degree page for more career options.

Degree plan

Core Curriculum – 68 hours

Christian Literacy – 20 hours

Lower Level Courses
  • Life of Christ (BI 1211) – 2 hours
  • Book of Acts (BI 1214) – 2 hours
  • Pentateuch (BI 2202) – 2 hours
  • Conquest Divided Kingdom (BI 2203) – 2 hours
Upper Level Courses
  • Marriage and Family (BI 3311) – 3 hours
  • Christian Cultural Heritage (BI 4311) – 3 hours
  • Upper Division Bible Electives – 6 hours

Cultural Heritage Literacy – 12 hours

  • Western Cultural Heritage (HU 1310, 1320, & 2310) – 9 hours
  • American Cultural Heritage (HY 2320) – 3 hours

Mathematical and Scientific Literacy – 11 hours

  • Calculus I (MH 1451) – 3 hours
  • Perspectives of Biology (BIO 1300) – 3 hours
  • Perspectives of Biology Lab (BIO 1100) – 1 hour
  • University Physics I (PHY 2311) – 3 hours
  • University Physics I Lab (PHY 2111) – 1 hour

Information and Communication Literacy – 15 hours

Composition and Literature
  • English Composition I & II (EH 1301 & 1302) – 6 hours
  • English/American Literature (EH 2301, 2303, 2304) – 3 hours
Communication: Speech Communication (EH 1303) – 3 hours
Technology Course – 3 hours

Personal and Social Literacy – 10 hours

  • Lifetime Fitness (PE 1300) – 3 hours
  • PE Activity (Two activity courses) – 2 hours
  • Freshman Experience (FE 1111) – 1 hour
  • Service Learning (FASL 1090)
  • Introduction to Psychology (PY 1310) – 3 hours

Professional Literacy – 57 hours

Departmental Requirements – 9 hours

  • Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 2301) – 3 hours
  • Introduction to Sociology (SY 2328) – 3 hours
  • Introduction to Counseling (COU 2320) – 3 hours

Psychology Major Field Requirements – 22 hours

  • Lifespan Development (PY 3300) – 3 hours
  • Behavioral Statistics & Lab (PY3330 / 3130) – 4 hours
  • Research Methods (PY 3350) – 3 hours
  • Social Psychology (PY 3360) – 3 hours
  • Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (PY 4315) – 3 hours
  • Abnormal Psychology (PY 4310) – 3 hours
  • Professional Ethics in Psychology (PY 4345)

Health Science Requirements – 20 hours

  • Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology I (BIO 2393) – 3 hours
  • Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology I Lab (BIO 2193) – 1 hour
  • Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology II (BIO 2394) – 3 hours
  • Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology II Lab (BIO 2194) – 1 hour
  • Medical Terminology (BIO2340) – 3 hours
  • Kinesiology (PE3303) – 3 hours
  • Physiological Psychology (PY 4330) – 3 hours
  • Health and Rehabilitation Psychology (PY4335) – 3 hours

Professional and Experiential Learning – 6 hours

  • Internship in Occupational Therapy (OC 4351) – 3 hours
  • Capstone Research Project (PY4391) – 3 hours

TOTAL FOR DEGREE – 125 hours

OC 4151/4152/4153/4154 Continuation of Internship in Occupational Therapy (optional) – 1-4 hours

Note: 48 semester hours of upper level courses are required for graduation; Students must complete the Department Exit Exam prior to graduation

Students in the Adult program: “some higher level math and science courses with labs may be taken in the traditional program or credits transferred from other institutions”