Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Health Science - Public Health, Bachelor of Science (BS) - Pre-Occupational Therapy SRU Traditional - Liberal Studies

Public Health Program Learning Outcomes

  • Effective Professional Communication: Communicate with clients in an individual or group setting and with health professionals in a variety of health settings using a combination of communication skills for a clear exchange of ideas and information, listening and comprehending the viewpoints of others, effectively presenting information in oral and written formats and integrating media/technology.
  • Professional Competency: Use reasoned judgment drawing upon a broad knowledge base from social, behavioral and natural science, education and health to assess, plan, implement, evaluate and coordinate health promotion for individuals and communities.
  • Professional Ethics: Apply high ethical standards to public health practice with a sensitivity to multicultural traditions, legal issues, and adherence to a code of ethics of professional health organizations.
  • Continual Professional and Personal Development: Continue personal and professional development in holistic health, including the components of physical, emotional, spiritual, social, environmental and vocational health, through continuing education, advanced study, and participation in professional health organizations

What are your options?

Pre-Occupational Therapy SRU 3+3:  Earn a Doctor of Occupational Therapy in six years rather than seven. In the first three years, you complete your exercise science major courses and pre-requisites for the SRU OTD program. At the end of your second year, you apply for admission into the SRU OTD program. If accepted, your first year in the SRU OTD program meets the remaining requirements for your undergraduate degree. If not accepted, you continue to complete your undergraduate degree and can reapply to the program. The accelerated option is for incoming freshmen only.

Pre-Occupational Therapy (SRU Traditional): Complete the requirements for your exercise science major and the pre-requisites for the SRU OTD program and apply to the SRU OTD program in your senior year.

Related Links

Public Health - Pre-Occupational Therapy, BS Program Page

Public Health Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Major GPA: 2.0 or higher
Overall GPA: 2.0 or higher
GPA in the major to be eligible for internship: 2.5 or higher

Summary*

Liberal Studies Requirements45-46
Other Basic Requirements0-3
Computer Competency0-3
Major Requirements60
Natural Math and Science College-Wide Requirements12
Electives14

* All undergraduate degree programs require a minimum of 120 credits.  Some courses meet multiple requirements, but are only counted once toward the 120 credit total required to graduate.

Liberal Studies Requirements

See Liberal Studies Guide for Goal and Enrichment choices

Goal Course Requirements
Complete Goal requirements as indicated below
Basic Requirements
ENGL 102Critical Writing3
ENGL 104Critical Reading3
COMM 200Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice3
The Arts
Goal3
Global Community
INDP 202Introduction to Anthropology3
or SOWK 105 Human Diversity
Goal–Non-US3
Goal–US3
Human Institutions/Interpersonal Relationships
PSYC 105Introduction to Psychology3
Science, Technology & Math
Complete nine to ten credits of Recommended courses below:9-10
Introduction Chemistry I
General Chemistry I
Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab
Elementary Statistics I
Challenges of the Modern Age
Goal3
Subtotal36-37
Enrichment Course Requirements
Select one course from three of the following Enrichment Areas:9
Subtotal9
Total Hours45-46

Note

Basic Math Requirement

Check with your adviser or a current degree audit report to see if you have been exempted from this course. The credit earned in this course will not be counted toward the 120 credit hour minimum needed to earn a degree.

Complete one of the following:0-3
Meet required minimum SAT or ACT math score OR
Beginning Algebra
Total Hours0-3

Computer Competency

Demonstrate "computer competency" by one of the following:0-3
Pass Computer Competency Exam OR
Select one of the following at SRU or another post-secondary institution:
Introduction to Computing for Liberal Arts
Computer Concepts
Introduction to Computing and Programming
Technology for Wellness
Total Hours0-3

Major Requirements

  • 30 major credits must be taken at SRU or PASSHE
  • 30 major credits must be taken at the 300 level or above
Required Courses in Public Health
HLTH 103Health and Behavior Change 13
HLTH 210Introduction to Public Health 13
HLTH 301Introduction to Health Education 13
HLTH 309Introduction to the Study of Disease 13
HLTH 310Environmental Health 13
HLTH 311International Health 13
HLTH 312Data Management for Health Science 13
HLTH 313Biostatistics 13
HLTH 314Nutrition and Health 13
HLTH 406Program Planning and Evaluation 13
HLTH 410Epidemiology 13
HLTH 440Public Health Seminar 13
Subtotal36
Required Internship
HLTH 450Internship 1,212
Subtotal12
Required Course outside of Major Department
BIOL 210Medical Microbiology with Lab 33
Subtotal3
Electives
Select three courses from the list below:9
Aging and the Older Person 3
Death and Dying 3
US Healthcare Systems 3
Public Health and Physical Activity 3
Women's Health Issues 3
Human Sexuality 3
Public Health Administration
Nutrition and Exercise 3
Subtotal9
Total Hours60

Natural Science and Math College-Wide Requirements

CHEM 104Introduction Chemistry I3
or CHEM 107 General Chemistry I
CHEM 111General Chemistry I Lab1
STAT 152Elementary Statistics I3
BIOL 216Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab3
BIOL 217Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab3

Additional 4+3 Pre-OT Requirements

PHYS 201Elements of Physics I with Lab4
PSYC 276Introduction to Abnormal Psychology3
ERS 250Medical Terminology3
or HCAM 250 Medical Terminology for Healthcare Administrators
INDP 318Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies3
or SOWK 318 Research Methods

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Prerequisite Admission Requirements

For Application Requirements

Please refer to Slippery Rock University’s Occupational Therapy Studies (Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Studies) website for requirements: http://www.sru.edu/OT

Liberal Studies and Rock Studies

Prerequisite Courses - SRU Occupational Therapy
BIOL 216Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab3
BIOL 217Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab3
ERS 250Medical Terminology3
or HCAM 250 Medical Terminology for Healthcare Administrators
PHYS 201Elements of Physics I with Lab4
or PE 364 Biomechanics of Individuals with Disabilities
STAT 152Elementary Statistics I3
Research Methods 13
PSYC 105Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC 244Developmental Psychology3
PSYC 276Introduction to Abnormal Psychology3
Anthropology or Sociology 13
Total Hours31

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

HEALTH SCIENCE - PUBLIC HEALTH - BS
PRE OT (SRU Traditional)
Effective Spring 2018
Revised 08.17.20
UCC 03.05.20