Pace University’s College of Health Professions (CHP) is accepting applications for its newly launched Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT), a weekday program designed to be offered in a hybrid fashion combining online and face-to-face classroom instruction.

Pleasantville, NY-based CHP’s 28-month, 70-credit program—reportedly the sixth graduate degree the college has launched in 2 years—will utilize technology, evidence-based practice, and hands-on experience to equip students with the capabilities to maximize clients’ quality of life and occupation engagement. This model is designed to allow students to begin applying their skills and knowledge outside of the classroom, CHP states in a media release.

Students in the program will utilize a technologically advanced anatomy visualization system and practice in a variety of simulated settings including a model apartment. Students will share CHP’s Interprofessional Center for Healthcare Simulation with other health professions specialties providing opportunities to collaborate with other disciplines.

“Our MSOT program aims to educate and empower students to become critical thinkers and life-long learners through engaging in hands-on, problem-solving, and active learning experience that incorporate clinical simulations, case-based method, and real-life experience,” says Supawadee Lee, PhD, MS, MA, OTR/L, SIPT, a licensed pediatric occupational therapist, educator, and researcher, is the Founding Program Director and Assistant Professor of the Occupational Therapy program, in the release.

“We are so excited to add this important professional program to our growing College of Health Professions,” adds College of Health Professions Dean Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN. “Occupational Therapy students will work alongside Nursing, Physician Assistant, and Nutrition and Dietetics students on our Pleasantville Campus and interact with students in Communication Sciences and Disorders in New York City. To round out our interprofessional set of programs, the undergraduate Health Science students will have a growing set of graduate programs to aspire to.”

For more information or to apply for fall, visit Pace University College of Health Professions.

[Source: Pace University]