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


2022 – 2023

Tuition 29,750.00
Books 575.00
Fees 1,000.00
OTA program additional Fee (Core only) 1,000.00
Room & Board* – freshman, sophomores’, juniors required (includes double room standard residence hall, 23 meals/week, fees) 11,300.00
Admissions Deposit 300
Science Laboratory Fee, per course $49 100
Student Health Insurance* (Adjusted Annually for Cost) 1,184.16
Graduation Fee 300.00

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 finaid@sa.edu.

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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Integrated Curriculum Sequence of Courses Occupational Therapy Assistant Bachelor of Science with a Minor in Health Services Administration

Pre-OTA Status (First Year) – FOUNDATIONAL PHASE
1st Year (General Education)
WRT 110  Composition I (3 Credits) WRT 120  Composition II (3 Credits)
SAGE 125 First Year Experience (3 Credits) DEP 200 Lifespan Development (3 Credits)
BIO 221 Human Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab
(4 Credits)
MAT 225 Introduction to Statistics (3 Credits)
  Humanities (SAGE Breadth Requirement) (3 Credits) BIO 222 Human Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab (4 Credits)
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits) HSC 354 Basic Principles of Disease (3 Credits)
TOTAL 16 credits TOTAL 16 credits
SUB – TOTAL 34 credit Hours
BIO111  Medical Terminology (2 Credits)    
2nd Year
OTH 200C       Foundations of Occupational Therapy Practice with Lab (4 Credits)   Arts & Aesthetics (SAGE Breadth Requirement) (3 Credits)
OTH 315C            Functional Anatomy & Kinesiology I with Lab (4 Credits) OTH 330C Analysis of Occupational Performance Across the Lifespan I with Lab (4 Credits)
SAGE 230       Human Thought and Culture I (3 Credits) OTH 320C Functional Anatomy & Kinesiology II with Lab (4 Credits)
HSA 210 Cultural Competency in HSA (3 Credits) HSA 126 Accounting for Healthcare (3 Credits)
HSA 100 Principles of Health Services Administration (3 Credits) SAGE 240 Human Thought and Culture II (3 Credits)
TOTAL 17 credits TOTAL 17 credits
SUB-TOTAL 34 Credit Hours
GRAND TOTAL 68 Credit Hours


3rd Year
OTH 310C       OT Skills and Interventions in Mental Health Practice with Lab (4 Credits) OTH 250C Musculoskeletal Conditions & Interventions with Lab (4 Credits)
OTH 305C       Pediatric Interventions with Lab (4 Credits) OTH 340L Level I Fieldwork A (1 Credits)
SAGE 381 Transitions (1 Credit) HSA 337 Healthcare Finance (3 Credits)
HSA 310 Research Methods in Healthcare (3 Credits) HSA 301 Healthcare Setting Analysis (3 Credits)
HSA 225 Ethics in Healthcare (3 Credits) HSA 315 Public Policy in Healthcare (3 Credits)
    OTH 335 Seminar I (1 Credit)
TOTAL 15 credits TOTAL 15 credits
SUB-TOTAL 31 Credit Hours
4th Year (OTA Core Courses)
OTH 405C     Advanced Clinical Interventions with Lab (4 Credits) OTH 420 Baccalaureate Project (3 Credits)
OTH 410C Analysis of Occupational Performance Across the Lifespan II with Lab (4 Credits) OTH 425L  Level II Fieldwork A (6 Credits)
OTH 415 Seminar II (1 Credit) OTH 430L    Level II Fieldwork B (6 Credits)
OTH 345L Level I Fieldwork B (1 Credit)    
OTH 400C Neuromuscular Conditions & Interventions with Lab (4 Credits)    
SAGE 450 Global Issues and Ethical Responsibilities (3 Credits)    
TOTAL 17 credits TOTAL 15 credits
SUB-TOTAL 30 Credit Hours
GRAND-TOTAL   61 Credit Hours