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  • The Occupational Therapy program at Russell Sage College, which is accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association (ACOTE), achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the National Certification Exam in 2015 through 2018, according to the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.


    For admission to the Occupational Therapy program, students must earn a minimum overall 3.25 GPA in undergraduate coursework and complete the following prerequisite courses.

    Please note that a 3.0 average in Occupational Therapy Program Science Prerequisites (Anatomy & Physiology 1 & 2) is required for admission.

    Occupational Therapy Program Prerequisites (completed prior to entry into the graduate OT Program)

    • Anatomy & Physiology I and II (with labs)
    • Introduction to Psychology (General Psychology)
    • Human Development (Lifespan Development)
    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Statistics
    • 3 credits of Sociology or Anthropology
    • Physics I and Medical Terminology are recommended.

    Additionally, students should complete and document a minimum of 20 hours of clinical observation under the supervision of an occupational therapist prior to beginning the professional program.

    Russell Sage College’s Occupational Therapy program is registered with the NYS Education Department and accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association, 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20852. You may contact ACOTE by phone at 301-652-6611, or by visiting www.acoteonline.org.