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.
Dr. Alexander Swan
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|
|PSY205||Childhood through Adolescence||3|
|PSY495||Psychology/Occupational Therapy Internship||1|
|One of the following:|
|Three of the following:|
|PSY285||Psychology of Learning||3|
|PSY286||Sensation and Perception||3|
|PSY374||History of Psychology||3|
|One of the following:|
|PSY290||Psychological Tests and Measurements||3|
|PSY208||Adulthood and Aging Psychology||3|
|SOC102||Principles of Sociology||3|
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|