Psychology/Occupational Therapy

Psychology/Occupational Therapy is a 3+2 program conducted in cooperation with Washington University School of Medicine (Program in Occupational Therapy) in St. Louis, Missouri. This program prepares students for careers in hospital settings, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, etc., assisting physicians and other types of therapists to train and rehabilitate individuals with physical defects, injuries, and other health problems.

How It Works

Students spend 3 years studying at Eureka College and, if accepted by Washington University, will continue studies there. Upon successful completion of the fourth year, the student will be awarded a B.S. with a major in Psychology / Occupational Therapy from Eureka College. Upon completion of the fifth year of study, the student will be awarded an M.S. in Occupational Therapy from Washington University School of Medicine.

A Eureka College student must successfully complete all general requirements and those for a major in Psychology/Occupational Therapy at Eureka College and must accumulate 92 semester hours of credit. It is the student’s responsibility to apply for the bachelor’s degree from Eureka College during the fall semester of the student’s first year at Washington University.

Occupational Therapy
Academics Student

Dr. Alexander Swan
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(309) 467-6814
Burgess Hall – Room 106B
300 East College Ave.
Eureka, IL 61530

Requirements for a Major in Psychology / Occupational Therapy

A minimum of 43 hours of coursework consisting of the following:  
BIO163 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
BIO264 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
MAT265 Quantitative Methods 3
PSY101 General Psychology 3
PSY205 Childhood through Adolescence 3
PSY215 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSY314W Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY380W Research Methods 4
PSY495 Psychology/Occupational Therapy Internship 1
One of the following:    
PSY203 Social Psychology 3
PSY260 Health Psychology 3
PSY370W Personality Theory 3
Three of the following:    
BIO281 Animal Behavior 3
PSY285 Psychology of Learning 3
PSY286 Sensation and Perception 3
PSY330 Human Memory 3
PSY360 Biological Psychology 3
PSY374 History of Psychology 3
One of the following:    
PSY270 Statistics II 3
PSY290 Psychological Tests and Measurements 3
Recommended Electives:    
PSY208 Adulthood and Aging Psychology 3
SOC102 Principles of Sociology 3
TOTAL:   43

The fourth year at Washington University School of Medicine includes 32 semester hours of the following required courses which will be entered on the Eureka College transcripts as pass.

Fourth Year at Washington University

Year 1, Fall (16 credits)  
Contemporary Issues in OT Practice I 1
Theory and Foundations for OT Practice 3
Fundamentals of Health Care and Professional Practice 3
Fundamentals of Professional Communication 3
Toolbox to Support Professional Practice 3
Fundamentals of Evidence-Based Practice 3
Year 1, Spring (16 credits)  
Contemporary Issues in OT Practice II 1
Neuroscience Principles of Performance I 3
Body Structures Supporting Daily Function I 3
Fundamentals of Assessment I 3
Environmental Factors Facilitating Performance and Participation I 2
Applied Research/Clinical Practice I 3
Fieldwork I 1