Psychology, the study of behavior and cognitive processes, is a diverse field, and the Shawnee State University’s psychology program reflects that diversity with courses in a range of disciplines including developmental, social, clinical, cognitive, and biological psychology. Psychology is an immensely useful field of study, giving the student new insights into the ways that people feel, think, and behavior, as well as, the tools and methods to study these processes.
Occupational therapists work with clients to facilitate health and well-being through the use of purposeful occupational activities. Occupational therapy is a graduate-level profession. Prospective occupational therapists can major in any field, but psychology is particularly relevant to the discipline.
The psychology pre-occupational therapy curriculum integrates pre-requisite coursework required for admission to a master of occupational therapy degree program with a traditional psychology major. This degree may also be appropriate for persons seeking to become a physical therapist.
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Psychology & Master’s of Occupational Therapy 3+2 Program
The Psychology & Master’s of Occupational Therapy 3+2 Program is a highly competitive combination bachelor and master degree program. Students admitted to the program will complete their bachelor degree in psychology in three years, and will be automatically admitted to SSU’s Master of Occupational Therapy program at the end of their third year.
These degrees are coordinated by Dr. Rhoni Maxwell-Rader, Professor of Psychology. For additional information please contact Dr. Maxwell-Rader at (740) 351-3094 or firstname.lastname@example.org.