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OTA: Prospective Students

Prospective Students: Why Choose St. Andrew’s University?

  • Enter as a freshman and gain direct admission into the OTA program
  • Enjoy small classes, labs and seminars where you receive personalized attention from faculty
  • Faculty bring real life clinical experience into your classes to help you reach your career goals and aspirations
  • Enhance your critical thinking skills with a liberal arts education. The curriculum is designed to combine coursework in the arts, humanities and sciences in addition to
    your occupational therapy professional studies.
  • Studies show that teamwork across clinical specialties improves patient outcomes. The unique nature of the program includes rich interprofessional experiences so that you
    can expand your intellectual skills and stand out as an expert clinician in the field.
  • Students who live in residence halls tend to perform better academically and are more engaged on campus.
  • Join a dynamic pre-professional degree program that has diverse career opportunities and high career placement rates

Notice to Prospective Student

Estimated Program Costs and Fees

Current Cost BSOTA Program


2020 – 2022

BSOTA Program


2022 – 2024

Tuition 56, 088.90 59, 504.70
Books 2, 131.50 2, 261.32
Fees 2, 030 2, 153.63
OTA program additional Fee (Core only) 1, 000
Room & Board* – freshman, sophomores’, juniors required (includes double room standard residence hall, 23 meals/week, fees) 20, 909 10,927.27*
Admissions Deposit 300
Science Laboratory Fee, per course $49 100 150
Student Health Insurance* (Adjusted Annually for Cost) 4, 250 4, 250
Graduation Fee 300

Illustration based on a 3% increase annually, however fees are subject to change.

*Off-campus, transfer and commuter students may apply for exemptions/room and board credit

Specific BSOTA Program Costs

Criminal Background Check, Drug Screen, Immunization Tracker – $105
Physical – $100
OTA Program Uniform – $150
Name Tag – $5
Drug screen recheck as required by specific sites – $40
Background recheck as required by specific sites – $25
Student OTA Membership – $75/year
CPR/BLS Certification – $75
Professional Liability Insurance (per school year) – $20


Financial Assistance & Scholarships

The institution provides financial assistance to students who demonstrate academic and co-curricular merit and financial need to assist them and their families in meeting the cost of attendance. Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Financial Aid early in their Institutional choice process by calling 910-277-5778 or by email at

The goal of all institutional financial assistance programs is to help academically qualified students benefit from the educational programs. Most financial assistance is determined by a combination of the student’s academic and co- curricular records and financial need. Students who demonstrate exceptional academic or athletic ability may qualify for certain academic or athletic scholarships and grants regardless of demonstrated financial need. Financial assistance can be a combination of institutional funds, state & federal funds, grants, scholarships, work-study, and other loans.

Comprehensive Scholarship awards are available for all incoming students.  Examples of scholarship awards include:

  • In State & Out of State Academic Scholarships
  • Graduate School Alumnae Scholarships
  • Transfer Student Scholarships
  • Pre-OTA (for students assigned to the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 core only)
  • Equestrian Competitive Scholarships
  • Equestrian Club Scholarships
  • Honors Scholarship
  • HOSA
  • Athletic Scholarships
  • Therapeutic Horsmanship

Click here for a comprehensive list of scholarship opportunities or speak to your admissions counselor regarding financial assistance.

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Sequence of Courses Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy Assisting with a Minor in Health Services Administration

Schedule of Courses

Pre-OTA status/Foundational Phase (First 2 Years)
1st Year (General Education & Minor Course Work)
Fall 2020 Spring 2021
WRT 110 Composition 1 (3 credits) BIO 221 Human Anatomy & Physiology 1 (4 credits)
SAGE 125 First Year Experience (3 credits) WRT 120 Composition II (3 credits)
HSA 100 Principles of Health Services Administration (3 credits) DEP 200 Lifespan Development (3 credits)
BIO 120  Medical Terminology (2 credits) MAT 225 Introduction to Statistics (3 credits)
Humanities (SAGE breadth requirement) (3 credits) HSA 126 Accounting for Healthcare (3 credits)
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
2nd Year (General Education & Minor Course Work)
Fall 2021 Spring 2022
BIO 222 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credits) Arts & Aesthetics (SAGE breadth requirement) (3 credits)
SAGE 230 Human Thoughts & Culture I (3 credits) HSA 210 Research Methods in Healthcare (3 credits)
HSA 301 Healthcare Setting Analysis (3 credits) HSA 315 Public Policy in Healthcare (3 credits)
HSA 210 Cultural Competency in HSA (3 credits) HSA 225 Ethics in Healthcare (3 credits)
HSA 337 Healthcare Finance (3 credits) HSA 354 Basic Principles of Disease (3 credits)
SAGE 240 Human Thought & Culture II (3 credits)
TOTAL 67 Credit Hours

Occupational Therapy Assisting/Professional Phase Core Courses (Last 2 Years)

3rd Year (OTA Core Courses)
Fall 2022 Spring 2023
OTH 200C Foundations of Occupational Therapy Practice with Lab (4 credits) OTH 320C Functional Anatomy & Kinesiology II with Lab (4 credits)
OTH 305C Pediatric Interventions with Lab (4 credits) OTH 205C Musculoskeletal Conditions & Interventions with Lab

(4 credits)

OTH 310C Mental Health and Wellness Interventions with Lab (4 credits) OTH 330C Analysis of Occupational Performance Across the Lifespan I with Lab (4 credits)
OTH 315C Functional Anatomy & Kinesiology I with Lab (4 credits) OTH 335 Seminar I (1 credit)
OTH 340L Level I Fieldwork (2 credits)
SAGE 381 Transitions (1 credit)
4th Year (OTA Core Courses)
Fall 2023 Spring 2024
OTH 400C Neuromuscular Conditions & Interventions with Lab (4 credits) OTH 420 Baccalaureate Project (3 credits)
OTH 405C Advanced Clinical Interventions with Lab (4 credits) OTH 425L Level II Fieldwork A (6 credits)
OTH 410C Analysis of Occupations Across the Lifespan II with Lab (4 credits) OTH 430L Level II Fieldwork B (6 credits)
OTH 415 Seminar II (1 credit)
SAGE 450 Global Issues & Ethical Responsibilities (3 credits)
TOTAL 63 Credit Hours
Grand Total 130 Credit Hours