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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. This degree was designed following a thorough review of entrance requirements to graduate programs in Occupational Therapy both in and out of the state of Alabama. Students are encouraged to consult with graduate programs to which they are interested in applying 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 paths with a degree in Health and Rehabilitation Psychology (Pre-occupational therapy focus)

This degree will prepare students for a career in health and rehabilitation fields and may qualify a student for an entry-levle career as an Occupational therapy assistant or aide (verify your state’s requirements). It is specifically designed however to prepare students to pursue a graduate degree and eventual licensure as an Occupational Therapist. Some students may wish to pursue this 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 in Health and Rehabilitation Psychology.

Bachelor of Science in Health and Rehabilitation Psychology w/ Pre-Occupational Therapy

Degree Plan [Traditional and Online]

Core Curriculum……………………………………………………………50

Christian Literacy [18 hours]

BI 1315         Biblical Worldview I
BI 1316         Biblical Worldview II
BI 2318        Understanding the Bible
BI 2319         Christian Ethics
BI 3311          Marriage and Family
BI 4311           Christian Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage Literacy [9 hours]

HU 2315          Western Tradition I2
HU 2355          Western Tradition II2
HU 2320          American Cultural Heritage

 Mathematical and Scientific Literacy [7 hours]

Mathematics Requirement (3 hours):

MH 1340         Pre-Cal Algebra or higher1

Science Requirement (4 hours):

BIO 1301 or Higher with accompanying lab

Information and Communication Literacy [9 hours]

EH 1301           English Composition I1, 2
EH 1302           English Composition II1, 2
EH 2301 or EH 2303 or EH 23042

Personal and Social Literacy [7 hours]

Personal (7 hours)

PE 1300            Lifetime Fitness
FAF1111          Faulkner Foundations

Social Science (3 hours)

PY 1310           Introduction to Psychology

Professional Literacy…………………………………………………… 53

 Departmental Major Field Requirements [29 hours]

COU2320         Introduction to Counseling
PY1100            Seminar: Foundations In Psychology
PY2100            Seminar: Special Topics In Psychology
PY3100            Seminar: Readings In Psychology
PY4100            Seminar: Senior Seminar In Psychology
PY2301            Developmental Psychology
PY3330            Behavioral Statistics
PY3150            Research Methods Lab
PY3350            Research Methods
PY3360            Social Psychology
PY4315            Psychology of Religion & Spirituality
PY4351            Internship
PY4391            Capstone Research Project

Pre-Occupational Therapy / Health & Rehabilitation Requirements [30 hours]

PY4310            Abnormal Psychology
PY4330            Physiological Psychology
PY4335            Health and Rehabilitation Psychology
BIO2393          Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO2193          Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
BIO2394          Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology II
BIO2194          Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
BIO2340          Medical Terminology
PE3303             Kinesiology
PHY2311         University Physics
PHY2111         University Physics Lab

Social Science Elective (ONE course) (3 hours):

ANTH2301       Cultural Anthropology
SY2328            Introduction to Sociology

Electives………………………………………………………………… 12

Free Electives (any advisor approved courses or transfers)

Total Hours……………………………………………………………………………1213,4

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1Students may be required to take remedial courses in Math and English based on ACT or placement test scores
2Some courses in the CORE may be substituted with courses offered in the Great Books program
3 A minimum of 42 hours of upper level courses required for graduation
4An exit exam is required for graduation