Waynesburg University recently executed two affiliation agreements with Chatham University in order to provide more opportunities for graduates as they approach their chosen career paths.
Established with Chatham University’s Master of Occupational Therapy Program (MOT) and Chatham’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT), the agreements will guarantee interviews to participants for consideration into the MOT or DPT program, providing that they maintain a specified GPA and receive satisfactory GRE scores.
Of the interviewees, up to two Waynesburg University students will be guaranteed acceptance into the MOT and DPT programs, respectively, provided they meet the academic criteria.
“We are thrilled for our students to have secured paths into graduate school,” said Dr. Jacquelyn Core, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Waynesburg University. “Guaranteed admission removes pressure from our students during their undergraduate education, allowing them to focus on their studies. It’s wonderful to already know where you will end up before you ever start, something not every university can offer prospective students.”
Beginning in the fall of 2015, students who declare intent to complete the Master of Occupational Therapy Program or Doctor of Physical Therapy Program will have the opportunity to meet with a faculty member from Chatham University during their sophomore or junior year for guidance and information about the program.
For both the MOT and DPT programs, the bachelor’s degree will be awarded by Waynesburg University and, upon completion, the graduate degree will be awarded by Chatham University.
The goal of these agreements is to improve placement opportunities for Waynesburg students by allowing them to form relationships with the leaders of these regional programs.
Chatham University’s entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is a clinical doctorate degree designed to prepare its graduates for practice in physical therapy at the successful completion of seven terms of study. For more information, visit http://www.chatham.edu/pt/.
The goal of the Chatham’s Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program is to educate competent occupational therapy practitioners to assist individuals of all ages to achieve maximum independence in daily life activities. Upon completion of this program, graduates are prepared to practice evidence-based occupational therapy in a variety of healthcare and community settings, provided that they pass the national certification exam and obtain state licensure as needed. For more information, visit http://www.chatham.edu/ot/.
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