Occupational Therapy & Physical Therapy

Hartwick has articulation agreements with The Sage Colleges of Health Sciences for graduate study in occupational therapy and physical therapy.

Both programs agreements are outlined below.


 

Occupational Therapy (MS OT)

Articulation Agreement with The Sage Colleges School of Health Sciences Occupational Therapy Program:

Hartwick College and The Sage Colleges of Health Sciences have developed a collaborative agreement to provide qualified students from Hartwick College who wish to pursue an MS in Occupational Therapy (OT) from the Sage Graduate Schools (SGS) with preferred admission as indicated below. This collaborative program provides for:

  • Preferred acceptance (on a space available basis) into the Sage Graduate Schools for students who have completed occupational therapy program course prerequisites and with completed application;
  • Waiver of the Sage Graduate Schools application fee;
  • Early acceptance;
  • Access to Sage advisors to coordinate undergraduate electives and coursework to reduce or eliminate prerequisites in the graduate program.

Terms of the Agreement: Occupational Therapy Admission

Hartwick College students will receive preferred admission to the Sage School of Health Sciences for the MS in OT degree, who demonstrate the following:

  • earned baccalaureate degree;
  • minimum overall 3.25 GPA that includes completion of occupational therapy program prerequisite courses with grades of C or better (see prerequisite courses listed below) and a 3.0 prerequisite science GPA (Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Physics I).

Requirements for Placement in the Sage Graduate School OT Program:

To be given priority in placement in the OT program students agree to submit the following information:

By June 1 of the year preceding graduation from Hartwick College:

  • Submit completed graduate application packet with supplemental documents (fee waived):
    o Current resume
    o Clinical observation form
    o Program prerequisite record
    o OT program academic standards statement
    o Career goals statement/personal essay
  • All forms can be found online.
  • Mail to: The Sage Graduate School, Office of Admissions, 65 First Street, Troy, NY 12180
  • Email the OT Department, sageot@sage.edu, and Sage Graduate School Admissions, sageadm@sage.edu, indicating application has been submitted via Articulation Agreement with Hartwick College.
  • Submit official transcripts from all college institutions attended.
  • Submit two letters of reference from Hartwick College faculty members.

Within 30 Days of Acceptance:

  • Make enrollment deposit of $50 (non-refundable, though to be applied toward graduate tuition).

Upon graduation from Hartwick College:

  • Submit official transcripts documenting completion of undergraduate degree and OT Program prerequisite courses.
  • Submit Clinical Observation Document: 20 hours of clinical observation with an occupational therapist.

Hartwick Courses that Meet the Sage Graduate School OT Program Prerequisites:

  • BIOL 319 Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIOL 320 Anatomy & Physiology II
  • PHYS 140 or PHYS 201 General Physics I
  • MATH 108 Statistics or PSYC 291 Experimental Statistics
  • PSYC 110 or 111 Psychological Science I, II
  • PSYC 301 Developmental Psychology*
  • PSYC 302 Clinical Psychology: Abnormal*
  • ANTH 105 Introduction to Anthropology OR ANTH 223 Cultural Anthropology OR SOCI 105 Introduction to Sociology
    *(PSYC 290 Psychological Research Methods is a prerequisite to this course along with PSYC 110/111)

Physical Therapy (DPT)

Articulation Agreement between Hartwick College and The Sage Colleges School of Health Sciences Doctor of Physical Therapy Program:

Hartwick College and The Sage Colleges School of Health Sciences have developed a collaborative agreement to provide qualified students from Hartwick College who wish to pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the Sage Graduate Schools (SGS) preferred admission as indicated below. The collaborative agreement provides for:

  • Preferred acceptance (on a space available basis) into the Sage Graduate Schools for students who have completed physical therapy program course prerequisites, after initial advisement and interview, and with completed application;
  • Waiver of the Sage Graduate Schools application fee;
  • Early acceptance;
  • Access to Sage advisors to coordinate undergraduate electives and coursework that satisfy the prerequisites in the graduate program.

Hartwick College students will be given preferred admission to Sage Graduate School of Health Sciences for the DPT degree, who demonstrate the following:

  • earned baccalaureate degree (or in progress)
  • minimum overall 3.25 GPA;
  • minimum science GPA of 3.25 (Anatomy & Physiology I and II; Physics I & II with labs or approved equivalents; Physics I & II with labs; Chemistry I & II with labs, and Cell Biology with labs);
  • completion of Physical Therapy Program prerequisite courses with grades of C or better.

Requirements for Placement in the Sage Graduate School PT Program:

To qualify for preferred admission to the DPT Program students agree to the following:

By August 15* of the year preceding graduation from Hartwick College:

  • Submit a completed PTCSA Applications (www.ptcas.org) following the Early Decision Procedures, including:
    o Official Transcripts
    o Two (2) letters of recommendation, one of which must be academic
    o Clinical Observation Hours Documentation (minimum of 40 hours, preferable in at least two settings)
    o Resume
    o Essay
  • Submit the supplemental document from (DPT Academic and Technical Programs Standards Statement) to the PT Department. Forms can be found online.
    o Mail To: PT Department
    The Sage Colleges
    65 First Street
    Troy, NY 12180
  • Email the PT Department, sagept@sage.edu indicating that their application has been submitted to PTCAS via Articulation Agreement with Hartwick College.

Within 30 Days of acceptance:

  • Submit official transcripts from all college institutions attended to the PT Department at the address above.
  • Make enrollment deposit of $200 (non-refundable, though to be applied toward graduate tuition).

Upon graduation from Hartwick College:

  • Submit final transcripts documenting completion of undergraduate degree and PT Program prerequisite courses to the PT Department at the above address.

*This date is determined by PTCAS and is subject to change each year. Please visit www.ptcas.org for the most current dates.

While interviews are no longer required, The Sage Graduate Schools encourage students to visit the campus and meet with a representative of the program prior to submitting their application to PTCAS. Contact Bill Winters at wintew@sage.edu to schedule a visit or ask questions about the program.

Hartwick Courses that Meet the Sage Graduate School PT Program Prerequisites:

  • BIOL 319 Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIOL 320 Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BIOL 312 Molecular Biology of the Cell*
  • PHYS 140 or PHYS 201 General Physics I
  • PHYS 141 or PHYS 202 General Physics II
  • CHEM 107 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 108 General Chemistry II
  • MATH 108 Statistics
  • PSYC 110 Psychological Science I
  • PSYC 301 Developmental Psychology*
    *(check Hartwick College Catalog for prerequisites)

Questions

For more information about the the Articulation Agreements with Sage Colleges School of Health Sciences graduate programs in occupational or physical therapy, contact Coordinator of Academic and Pre-Professional Advising Joe Ficano at ficanoj@hartwick.edu.

Effective: September 1, 2015

 

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