Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Health Science - Public Health, Bachelor of Science (BS) - Pre-Occupational Therapy SRU 3+3 - Rock 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

If you are a Liberal Studies student, please click here for your Curriculum Guide.

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

1st Major: Public Health

  • Overall GPA: 2.0 or higher
  • Major GPA (only includes Health courses): 2.0 or higher

2nd Major: Pre-OT SRU 3+3 Public Health

  • Overall GPA: 3.00 or higher 

Summary*

Rock Studies Requirements42
Other Basic Requirements0-3
Computer Competency0-3
Major Requirements30
Natural Science and Math College-Wide Requirements17
Electives48

* 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. However, because this is a pre-professional program, credits taken during the 1st year of the graduate program are applied toward the undergraduate credit hours to meet the 120 credits required for your undergraduate degree.

Rock Studies Requirements

The Rock
SUBJ 139University Seminar 13
ENGL 102Critical Writing3
ENGL 104Critical Reading3
STAT 152Elementary Statistics I3
Select one of the following:3
Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice
Ethics and Civil Discourse
Civil Discourse and Democracy
Subtotal15
Integrated Inquiry
Creative and Aesthetic Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Humanities Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Social Science Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Natural Sciences Inquiry
BIOL 216Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab3
Physical Sciences Inquiry
SCI 102Understanding the Physical World3
Subtotal15
Thematic Thread
Select 12 Credits 212
Total Hours42

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

  • If you choose to pursue Pre-Occupational Therapy SRU 3+3 Public Health and are not accepted into the OTD program, then additional coursework is required to complete a first major of Public Health. Please refer to Public Health Curriculum Guide.
Required Courses in Public Health
HLTH 103Health and Behavior Change3
HLTH 210Introduction to Public Health3
HLTH 301Introduction to Health Education3
HLTH 310Environmental Health3
HLTH 311International Health3
HLTH 312Data Management for Health Science3
HLTH 313Biostatistics3
HLTH 314Nutrition and Health3
HLTH 406Program Planning and Evaluation3
HLTH 410Epidemiology3
Total Hours30

Natural Science and Math College-Wide Requirements

CHEM 107
CHEM 111
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
4
STAT 152Elementary Statistics I3
BIOL 216Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab3
BIOL 217Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab3
PHYS 201Elements of Physics I with Lab4
Total Hours17

Additional Occupational Therapy Prerequisite Courses

PSYC 244Developmental Psychology3
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
Total Hours12

Co-curricular and Experiential Learning

Students are encouraged to explore additional curricular and co-curricular opportunities. There is a strong correlation between long-term student success and participation in the following types of programs and activities:

  1. Conference attendance
  2. Service-Learning
  3. Internships
  4. Career Education
  5. Peer Education Opportunities

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Prerequisite Admission Requirements – Pre-Occupational Therapy SRU

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

Pre-Occupational Therapy SRU 3+3

If any of these requirements are not met, the 3+3 designation will be removed from the student’s record:

  1. A 3.0 or higher overall GPA must be maintained by the student.
  2. The student can only be enrolled in the Pre-Occupational Therapy SRU 3+3 program for a maximum of three (3) years, full-time continuous enrollment (fall/spring).

Provision

Should a Pre-Occupational Therapy SRU 3+3 student be unsuccessful in completing the 1st two semesters (summer or fall) of the Occupational Therapy Program and wants to complete the original undergraduate degree, it is solely up to the discretion of the undergraduate program Department Chair to determine which, if any, Occupational Therapy courses will count toward the completion of his/her undergraduate degree. In addition, students must complete any unfulfilled requirements of their undergraduate major. Students may still apply to the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program with an earned Bachelor’s degree.

HEALTH SCIENCE PUBLIC HEALTH - BS (6266)
PRE-OT SRU 3+3 (6PHO)
This program is effective as of Fall 2019.
Revised 7-2019
UCC 2.5.2019

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

Recommended Rock Studies Three-Year Plan

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallHours
CHEM 104 Introduction Chemistry I 3
HLTH 103 Health and Behavior Change 3
ENGL 102 Critical Writing 3
SUBJ 139University Seminar 1 3
Rock Studies 3
 Hours15
Spring
SCI 102 Understanding the Physical World 3
STAT 152 Elementary Statistics I 3
ENGL 104
Critical Reading
or Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies
3
PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology 3
Rock Studies 6
 Hours18
Second Year
Fall
BIOL 216 Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab 3
HLTH 210 Introduction to Public Health 3
PSYC 244 Developmental Psychology 3
INDP 202
Introduction to Anthropology
or Human Diversity
3
Rock Studies 3
 Hours15
Spring
BIOL 217 Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab 3
HLTH 301 Introduction to Health Education 3
PSYC 276 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology 3
Select one of the following: 3
Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice  
Ethics and Civil Discourse  
Civil Discourse and Democracy  
ERS 250
Medical Terminology
or Medical Terminology for Healthcare Administrators
3
 Hours15
Third Year
Fall
HLTH 312 Data Management for Health Science 3
HLTH 314 Nutrition and Health 3
HLTH 406 Program Planning and Evaluation 3
INDP 318
Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies
or Research Methods
3
Rock Studies 6
 Hours18
Winter
Potential On-line Winter Courses  
Select one of the following:  
Introduction to Public Health/Nutrition & Health/Introduction to Study of Disease/International Health
 
Medical Terminology (Rock Studies)  
 Hours0
Spring
PHYS 201
Elements of Physics I with Lab
or Biomechanics of Individuals with Disabilities
3-4
HLTH 310 Environmental Health 3
HLTH 311 International Health 3
HLTH 313 Biostatistics 3
HLTH 410 Epidemiology 3
 Hours15-16
Summer
Potential On-line Summer Courses  
Select one of the following: 3
Environmental Health/International Health/Epidemiology
 
Medical Terminology (Rock Studies)  
 Hours3
Fourth Year
Fall
If not admitted to SRU OTD Program  
HLTH 309 Introduction to the Study of Disease 3
BIOL 210 Medical Microbiology with Lab 3
3 Public Health Electives 9
 Hours15
Spring
If not admitted to SRU OTD Program  
HLTH 440 Public Health Seminar 3
HLTH 450 Internship (or summer after senior year) 12
 Hours15
 Total Hours**129-130

Major Code: 6266
Concentration Code: 6HPO
Revised 10-2019

** This document is meant to serve as a guide. Some planners may show more than 120 credits because faculty have created flexibility in choosing courses.  However, only 120 credits are required to obtain a degree. Please consult with your academic adviser and refer to your curriculum guide prior to registering for courses. This plan should be reviewed, and verified, by you and your academic adviser at least once each academic year.