Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (4 years)

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (4 years)

Description

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy is a four-year program that produces client-centered health professionals who are concerned with promoting health and well-being, with the primary goal of engaging individuals and population in occupation to facilitate participation in culturally meaningful activities and tasks, and address physical, developmental, social, or emotional problems.  The program culminates in a one-year internship program that allows students to work hand in hand with clients of all ages, to increase the latter’s independence, enhance development, and/or prevent disability through their involvement in activities that are therapeutically designed to promote occupational performance. They also work with different communities and organizations to enable a just and inclusive society for all, in order to facilitate the realization of one’s potential in leading an independent, productive, and satisfying life. 

Identity​

Becoming Part of the Program

Identity​

The University of Santo Tomas, in pursuit of truth, guided by reason and illumined by faith, dedicates herself to the generation, advancement, and transmission of knowledge to form competent and compassionate professionals committed to the service of the Church, the nation, and the global community.

I am a Thomasian. I carry the SEAL of Thomasian education. I am a Servant leader, an Effective communicator and collaborator, an Analytical and creative thinker, and a Lifelong learner. With Christ at the center of my formation as a Thomasian, I am expected to demonstrate the following Thomasian Graduate Attributes (ThoGAs): 

SERVANT LEADER 

  • Show leadership abilities to promote advocacies for life, freedom, justice, and solidarity in the service of the family, the local and global communities, the Church, and the environment. 
  • Implement relevant projects and activities that speak of Christian compassion to the poor and the marginalized in order to raise their quality of life. 
  • Show respect for the human person, regardless of race, religion, age, and gender. 

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR AND COLLABORATOR 

  • Express myself clearly, correctly, and confidently in various environments, contexts, and technologies of human interaction.
  • Work productively with individuals or groups from diverse cultures and demographics. 
  • Show profound respect for individual differences and/or uniqueness as members of God’s creation. 

ANALYTICAL AND CREATIVE THINKER 

  • Show judiciousness and resourcefulness in making personal and professional decisions. 
  • Engage in research undertakings that respond to societal issues. 
  • Express personal and professional insights through an ethical and evidence-based approach. 

LIFELONG LEARNER 

  • Engage in reflective practice to ensure disciplinal relevance and professional development. 
  • Exhibit preparedness and interest for continuous upgrading of competencies required by the profession or area of specialization. 
  • Manifest fidelity to the teachings of Christ, mediated by the Catholic Church, in the continuous deepening of faith and spirituality in dealing with new life situations and challenges. 

Competence

Commitment

Compassion

  1. Synthesize and utilize knowledge of health, social, psychosocial, physical, natural, environmental, and occupational sciences in the practice of occupational therapy 
  2. Utilize occupational therapy foundations and concepts in assessment/evaluation and intervention in various occupational practice settings and across lifespan, within a broad continuum of care 
  3. Work collaboratively and effectively with clients and/or in a team in inter-professional practice settings 

  4. Demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication skills, for inter-professional education and for educating an individual client or population

  5. Promote community health and well-being in the practice of the profession and community mobilization as Thomasian agents of change

  6. Demonstrate beginning research-related skills to perform various roles and to facilitate the use of best OT practices for quality outcomes

  7. Demonstrate beginning Thomasian management, leadership, and innovation skills to perform roles in various occupational therapy practice settings

  8. Demonstrate social and professional responsibility and accountability, as well as high standards of OT ethical and moral practice and behaviors as members of God’s Creation, in all settings and situations

  9. Engage actively in the advocacies of the OT profession and its stakeholders, to respond to the occupational needs of society

  10. Recognize the need for, and engage in, lifelong learning activities, for personal and/or continuing professional development

Becoming Part of the Program

Application Period: July to December of each year

Application Website

Release of Results: January 28 of the following year

Go to THIS PAGE and look for the “College of Rehabilitation Sciences” tab for the tuition fees.

Career Opportunities

  • Occupational therapy consultant or clinician in diverse facility-based and community-based practice settings, such as hospitals, clinics, day and rehabilitation centers, community mental health centers, skilled nursing facilities, home health care, school systems, and special education programs, industry and private enterprises
  • Educator and researcher in the academe
  • Clinical Educator
  • Consultant in government/non-government agencies advising in the areas of health promotion, disability prevention/management, accessibility, vocation/health planning, rehabilitation program and inclusive development, and advocacy building and sustainable livelihood for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) 

Student Experience and Support

The Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy program provides not just theoretical input, but also practical applications of learned concepts and skills to best prepare students for the world of work. To do so, the program uses facilities such as laboratories for their learning experiences.

The University of Santo Tomas provides student services that cater to academic, spiritual, and wellness concerns of students. These support units are found in the different parts of the campus and can be accessed by Thomasians. When the University shifted to distance learning, the services also transitioned to online services to continue addressing the needs of Thomasians.

Program Curriculum (New)​

Effectivity: A.Y. 2018-2019

This curriculum may have some changes upon the availability of new guidelines.

Year
First Term 
(August – December)
Second Term
(January – May)
Special Term
(June – July)
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2
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3
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4
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First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
FIL 1
Kontekstuwalisadong Komunikasyon sa Filipino
3
0
3
  
MATH_MW
Mathematics in the Modern World
3
0
3
  
NSTP 1
National Service Training Program 1
0
0
3
  
OT 1020
Understanding Occupations
3
0
3
 
OT 1020L
OT 1020L
Understanding Occupations (Laboratory)
0
6
2
 
OT 1020
OT 1021
Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology for Occupational Therapy
4
0
4
 
OT 1021L
OT 1021L
Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology for Occupational
Therapy Laboratory
0
3
1
 
OT 2021L
PE 1
PATH-PE 1
2
0
2
  
PURPCOM
Purposive Communication
3
0
3
  
THY 1
Christian Vision of the Human Person
3
0
3
  
TOTAL
 
21
9
27
  

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
ETHICS
Ethics
3
0
3
  
FIL 2
Panimulang Pagsasalin
3
0
3
FIL 2
 
NSTP 2
National Service Training Program 2
0
0
3
NSTP 1
 
OT 1022
Anatomy and Physiology for Occupational Therapy
4
0
4
OT 1021,
OT 1021L
 
OT 1023
Development of Human Occupations 1
3
0
3
OT 1020,
OT 1020L 
OT 1021,
OT 1021L
OT 1022
OT 1023L
OT 1023L
Development of Human Occupations 1 (Laboratory)
0
6
2
OT 1020,
OT 1020L,
OT 1021, 
OT 1021L

OT 1022,
OT 1023

PE 2
PATH-PE 2
2
0
2
  
THY 2
Christian Vision of Marriage and Family
3
0
3
THY 1
 
UND_SELF
Understanding the Self
3
0
3
  
TOTAL
 
21
6
26
 
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
ART_APP
Art Appreciation
3
0
3
  
CONTEM_W
The Contemporary World
3
0
3
  
LIT 1
The Great Works
3
0
3
  
OT 1024
Neuroscience for Occupational Therapy
4
0
4
OT 1022
 
OT 1025
Development of Human Occupations 2
2
0
2
OT 1023,
OT 1023L
OT 1025L
OT 1025L
Development of Human Occupations 2 (Laboratory)
0
6
2
OT 1023,
OT 1023L
OT 1025
OT PD 1
Professional Development 1
3
0
3
 
OT RES 1,
OT RES 1L
OT RES 1
Research 1: Occupational Therapy Research Methods 1
2
0
2
OT 1023,
OT 1023L
OT 1025,
OT 1025L,
OT PD1,
OT RES 1L
OT RES 1L
Research 1 Laboratory: Occupational Therapy Research Methods 1
0
3
1
OT 1023,
OT 1023L
OT 1025,
OT 1025L,
OT PD1,
OT RES 1
PE 3
PATH-PE 3
2
0
2
  
THY 3
Christian Vision of the Church in Society
3
0
3
THY 1,
THY 2
 
TOTAL
 
25
9
28
  

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
LIWORIZ
Life and Works of Rizal
3
0
3
  
OT 1026
Medical-Surgical Foundations for Adult Physical Dysfunction
3
0
3
OT 1024
OT 1027, 
OT 1027L
OT 1027
Occupational Therapy in Adult Physical Dysfunction:
Evaluation and Intervention
5
0
5
OT 1024,
OT 1025,
OT 1025L,
OT PD1
OT 1026,
OT 1027L
OT 1027L
Occupational Therapy in Adult Physical Dysfunction:
Evaluation and Intervention (Laboratory)
0
6
2
OT 1024,
OT 1025,
OT 1025L,
OT PD 1
OT 1026,
OT 1027
OT RES 2
Research 2: Occupational Therapy Research Methods 2
2
0
2
OT 1025, 
OT 1025L,
OT PD1,
OT RES 1, OT RES 1L
OT RES 2L
OT RES 2L
Research 2 Laboratory: Occupational Therapy Research Methods 2
0
3
1
OT 1025, 
OT 1025L,
OT RES 1, OT RES 1L
OT RES 2
PE 4
PATH-PE 4
2
0
2
  
READ_PH
Readings in Philippine History
3
0
3
  
STS
Science, Technology and Society
3
0
3
  
THY 4
Living the Christian Vision in the Contemporary World
3
0
3
THY 1,
THY 2,
THY3
 
TOTAL
 
24
9
27
 
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
ELE 1
Professional Elective 1
3
0
3
  
OT 10210
Organization and Administration in Occupational Therapy
3
0
3
  
OT 1028
Medical-Surgical Foundations in Pediatrics
3
0
3
 OT 1024
OT 1029,
OT 1029L
OT 1029
Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics: Evaluation and Intervention
5
0
5
OT 1024,
OT 1025,
OT 1025L,
OT PD1
OT 1028,
OT 1029L
OT 1029L
Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics: Evaluation and Intervention

(Laboratory)
0
6
2
OT 1024,
OT 1025,
OT 1025L,
OT PD1
OT 1018,
OT 1029
OT PD 2
Professional Development 2
3
0
3
OT PD 1
 
OT RES 3
Research 3: Applied Research Skills 1
0
6
2
OT RES 2, 
OT RES 2L
 
TOTAL
 
17
12
21
  

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
ELE 2
Professional Elective 2
3
0
3
 
 
OT 10211
Medical-Surgical Foundations for Adult Psychosocial Dysfunction
3
0
3
OT 1024,
OT 10212,
OT 10212L
OT 10212
Occupational Therapy in Adult Psychosocial Dysfunction:
Evaluation and Intervention
5
0
5
OT 1024, 
OT 1025,
OT 1025L,
OT PD2
OT 10211,
OT 10212L,
OT 10213,
OT 10213L
OT 10212L
Occupational Therapy in Adult Psychosocial Dysfunction:
Evaluation and Intervention (Laboratory)
0
6
2
OT 1024, 
OT 1025,
OT 1025L,
OT PD 2
OT 10211, 
OT 10212,
OT 10213,
OT 10213L
OT 10213
Community-Based Health and Rehabilitation in Occupational Therapy
3
0
3
OT 10210,
OT 1026,
OT 1027,
OT 1027L, OT 1028, OT 1029, OT 1029L, OT PD 2
OT 10211,
OT 10212,
OT 10212L,
OT 10213L
OT 10213L
Community-Based Health and Rehabilitation in Occupational Therapy
(Laboratory)
0
3
1
OT 10210,
OT 1026,
OT 1027,
OT 1027L, OT 1028, OT 1029, OT 1029L, OT PD 2
OT 10211,
OT 10212,
OT 10212L,
OT 10213
OT 10214
Emerging Practice in Occupational Therapy
3
0
3
OT 10210,
OT 1027,
OT 1027L, OT 1029, OT 1029L, OT PD2
OT 10212,
OT 10212L,
OT 10213,
OT 10213L
OT RES 4
Research 4: Applied Research Skills 2
0
6
2
OT RES 3
 
TOTAL
 
17
15
22
 
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
OT INT 1
Internship 1
0
54
18
ART APP,
CONTEM_W,
ELE 1,
ELE 2,
ETHICS,
FIL 1,
FIL 2,
LIWORIZ,
MATH_MW,
NSTP 1,
NSTP 2,
OT 1020,
OT 1020L,
OT 1021,
OT 10210,
OT 10211,
OT 10212,
OT 10212L,
OT 10213,
OT 10213L,
OT 10214,
OT 1021L,
OT 1022,
OT 1023,
OT 1023L,
OT 1025,
OT 1025L,
OT 1026,
OT 1027,
OT 1027L,
OT 1028,
OT 1029,
OT 1029L,
OT PD1,
OT PD2,
OT RES 1,
OT RES 1L,
OT RES 3,
OT RES 4,
PE 1,
PE 2,
PE 3,
PE 4, 
PURPCOM,
READ_PH,
STS,
THY 1,
THY 2,
THY 3,
THY 4,
UND_SELF
OT SEM 1
OT SEM 1
Occupational Therapy Seminar 1
0
6
2
ART_APP,
CONTEMP_W,
ELE 1,
ELE 2,
ETHICS,
FIL 1,
FIL 2,
LIT 1,
LIWORIZ,
MATH_MW,
NSTP 1,
NSTP 2,
OT 1020,
OT 1020L,
OT 1021,
OT 10210,
OT 10211,
OT 10212,
OT 10212L,
OT 10213,
OT 10213L,
OT 10214,
OT 1021L,
OT 1022,
OT 1023,
OT 1023L,
OT 1024,
OT 1025,
OT 1025L,
OT 1026,
OT 1027,
OT 1027L,
OT 1028,
OT 1029,
OT 1029L,
OT PD1,
OT PD2,
OT RES 1,
OT RES 1L,
OT RES 2,
OT RES 2L,
OT RES 3,
OT RES 4,
PE 1,
PE 2,
PE 3,
PE 4,
PURPCOM,
READ_PH,
STS,
THY 1,
THY 2,
THY 3,
THY 4,
UND_SELF
 
TOTAL
 
0
60
20
  

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
OT INT 2
Internship 2
0
54
18
OT INT 1
 
OT SEM 2
Occupational Therapy Seminar 2
0
9
3
OT SEM 1
 
TOTAL
 
0
63
21
 
 

Program Curriculum (Old)

Effectivity: 2010-2011 until Freshmen Cohort of A.Y. 2017-2018

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
BIO 100
General Biology
3
0
3
 
ENG 1
Introduction to College English
3
0
3
 
CHEM 100
General Inorganic Chemistry
3
0
3
 
CHEM 100L
General Inorganic Chemistry (Lab)
0
6
2
 
FIL 1
Komunikasyon sa Akademikong Filipino
3
0
3
 
LIT 101A
World Literatures
3
0
3
 
MATH 101
College Algebra
3
0
3
 
SA
Socio-Anthropology
3
0
3
 
THY 1
Contextualized Salvation History
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
24
6
26
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
ENG 2
Reading and Thinking Skills for Academic Study
3
0
3
ENG 1
FIL 2
Pagbasa at Pagsulat tungo sa Pananaliksik
3
0
3
FIL 1
LIT 102 A
Philippine Literatures
3
0
3
LIT 101A
MATH 102
Trigonometry
3
0
3
MATH 101
PHIST
Philippine History
0
3
1
 
PHL 2/102
Logic
3
0
3
 
THY 2
Church and Sacraments
3
0
3
THY 1
ZOO 101
General Zoology
3
0
3
BIO 100
ZOO 101L
General Zoology (Lab)
0
6
0
BIO 100
TOTAL
 
24
6
26
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
BIOSCI 1
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
3
0
3
ZOO 101, 
ZOO 101L
ENG 3
Academic Writing Skills
3
0
3
ENG 2
HC 1
Health Care I
1.5
0
1.5
ZOO 101, 
ZOO 101L
HC 1L
Health Care I (Lab)
0
3
1
ZOO 101, 
ZOO 101L
HETAR
Health Economics w/ Taxation and Land Reform
3
0
3
 
HUM DEV
Human Development
2
0
2
ZOO 101, 
ZOO 101L
OT 1A
Foundations in OT I
2
0
2
 
OT 1AL
Foundations in OT I (Lab)
0
3
1
 
PGC
Philippine Government and Constitution
3
0
3
 
PHL 5
Christian Ethics
3
0
3
THY 1, 
THY 2
PSY 1
General Psychology
3
0
3
 
TOTAL
 
23.5
6
25.5
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
CHEM205
Bio-organic Chemistry
3
0
3
CHEM 100, 
CHEM 100L
COMP 102
Computer Applications
3
0
3
MATH 102
ENG 4
Oral Communication in Context
3
0
3
ENG 2
HC 2
Health Care II
1.5
0
1.5
HC 1
HC 2L
Health Care II (Lab)
0
3
1
 
OT 2A
Foundations in OT II
3
0
3
OT 1AL, 
OT 1A
PHYS 201
General Physics
3
0
3
MATH 102
PHYS 201L
General Physics (Lab)
0
6
2
 
RC
Rizal Course
3
0
3
 
SCL 3
The Social Teaching of the Church
3
0
3
PHL 5
TOTAL
 
22.5
9
25.5
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
ANA 1
Human Anatomy
4
0
3
BIOSCI 1
ANA 1L
Human Anatomy (Lab)
0
3
1
BIOSCI 1
ANA 3
Neuroanatomy
3
0
3
BIOSCI 1
HBOT
Human Behavior in OT
3
0
3
HUM DEV
HBOT L
Human Behavior in OT (Lab)
0
3
1
HUM DEV
PHYSIO 1
General Psychology
4
0
4
BIOSCI 1, 
CHEM 205
PHYSIO 1L
General Psychology (Lab)
0
3
1
BIOSCI 1, 
CHEM 205
PSYCS
Clinical Science in Psychiatric Conditions
3
0
3
BIOSCI 1, 
HBOT
SCL 9
Marriage and Family
3
0
3
PHL 5
TSOT 1
Therapeutic Skills in OT I
2
0
2
HBOT, 
HUM DEV
TSOT 1L
Therapeutic Skills in OT I (Lab)
0
3
1
HBOT, 
HUM DEV
TOTAL
 
22
12
26
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
ANA 2
Organ System Anatomy
2
0
2
ANA1 , 
ANA 1L
ANA 2L
Organ System Anatomy (Lab)
0
3
1
ANA1 , 
ANA 1L
OT 3
OT EVAL: Physical Dysfunction
3
0
3
ANA1 , 
ANA 1L, 
ANA 3, 
HC 2, 
PHYSIO 1,
PHYSIO 1L,
OT2A,
TSOT 1, TSOT 1L
OT 3L
OT EVAL:  Physical Dysfunction (Lab)
0
3
1
ANA 1 , 
ANA 1L, 
ANA 3, 
HC 2, 
PHYSIO 1, 
PHYSIO 1L,
OT2A, TSOT 1, TSOT 1L
OT 4
OT Eval: Psychosocial Dysfunction
3
0
3
ANA 1 , 
ANA 1L, 
ANA 3, 
HBOT, 
HBOTL HC 2, PHYSIO 1,
PHYSIO 1L,
OT2A, PSYCS, TSOT 1, TSOT 1L
OT 4L
OT Eval: Psychosocial Dysfunction (Lab)
0
3
1
ANA 1 , 
ANA 1L, 
ANA 3, 
HBOT, 
HBOTL HC 2, PHYSIO 1,
PHYSIO 1L,
OT2A, PSYCS, TSOT 1, TSOT 1L
OT ETH
Ethics in Occupational Therapy
3
0
3
OT1A, 
OT1AL, 
PHL 5, 
SCL 3
PATHO
Pathology
2
0
2
BIOSCI 1, 
PHYSIO 1
PHYSIO 2
Organ System Physiology
2
0
2
PHYSIO 1
PHYSIO 2L
Organ System Physiology (Lab)
0
3
1
PHYSIO 1
TSOT 2
Therapeutic Skills in OT I
3
0
3
ANA1 , 
ANA 1L,  
PHYSIO 1, 
TSOT 1, 
TSOT 1L
TSOT 2L
Therapeutic Skills in OT I (Lab)
0
3
1
ANA1 , 
ANA 1L,  
PHYSIO 1, 
TSOT 1, 
TSOT 1L
TOTAL
 
17
18
23
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
ANA 4
Applied Kinesiology
3
0
3
ANA 2, 
ANA 2L, 
ANA 3
ANA 4L
Applied Kinesiology (Lab)
0
3
1
ANA 2, 
ANA 2L, 
ANA 3
CE 1
Clinical Education
1
3
2
ANA 2, 
ANA 2L, 
ANA 3,  
OT 5, 
OT 5L, 
OT ETH, 
PHYSIO 2, 
PHYSIO 2L, 
TSOT 2, 
TSOT 2L
MSURG 1
General Medical / Surgical Conditions 1
3
0
3
ANA 2, 
ANA 2L, 
ANA 3, 
PATHO, 
PHYSIO 2, 
PHYSIO 2L
MSURG 2
Neurology
3
0
3
ANA 2, 
ANA 2L, 
ANA 3, 
PATHO, 
PHYSIO 2, 
PHYSIO 2L
OT 5
Therapeutic Approaches in OT 1
0
3
1
ANA 3, 
OT 4, 
OT 4L, 
TSOT 2, 
TSOT 2L
OT 5L
Therapeutic Approaches in OT 1 (Lab)
3
0
3
ANA 3, 
OT 4, 
OT 4L, 
TSOT 2, 
TSOT 2L
OT 6
Therapeutic Approaches in OT 2
3
0
3
ANA 2, 
ANA 2L, 
ANA 3, 
OT 3, 
OT 3L, 
PATHO, 
PHYSIO 2, 
PHYSIO 2L, 
TSOT 2, 
TSOT 2L
OT 6L
Therapeutic Approaches in OT 2 (Lab)
0
3
1
ANA 2, 
ANA 2L, 
ANA 3, 
OT 3, 
OT 3L, 
PATHO, 
PHYSIO 2, 
PHYSIO 2L, 
TSOT 2, 
TSOT 2L
RESMETH 1
Research Methodology I
3
0
3
ANA 2, 
ANA 2L, 
ANA 3, 
OT 3, 
OT 3L, 
OT 4, 
OT 4L, 
OT ETH, 
PATHO, 
PHYSIO 2, 
PHYSIO 2L, 
TSOT 2, 
TSOT 2L
TOTAL
 
19
12
23
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
CE 2
Clinical Education II
1
3
2
CE 1, 
OT 7, 
OT 7L, 
OT 8, 
OT 8L
MSURG 3
General Medical / Surgical Conditions III
2
0
2
MSURG 1, 
MSURG 2
ORG & ADM
Organization and Administration
0
6
2
CE 1, 
MSURG 1, 
MSURG 2, 
OT 5, 
OT 5L, 
OT 6, 
OT 6L
OT 7
Therapeutic Approaches IN OT 3
3
0
3
ANA 4, 
ANA 4L,
MSURG 1, MSURG 2, OT 6, OT 6L
OT 7L
Therapeutic Approaches IN OT 3 (Lab)
0
3
1
ANA 4, 
ANA 4L, MSURG 1, MSURG 2, OT 6, OT 6L
OT 8
Therapeutic Approaches in OT 4
3
0
3
ANA 4, 
ANA 4L, MUSRG 1, MSURG 2, OT 3, OT 3L, OT 5, OT 5L
OT 8L
Therapeutic Approaches in OT 4 (Lab)
0
3
1
ANA 4, 
ANA 4L, MSURG 1, MSURG 2, OT 3, OT 3L, OT 5, OT 5L
OT 9
OT in Community Health
2
0
2
ANA 4, 
ANA 4L, MSURG 1, MSURG 2, OT 5, OT 5L, OT 6, OT 6L, OT 7, OT 7L, OT 8, OT 8L
OT 9L
OT in Community Health (Lab)
0
3
1
ANA 4, 
ANA 4L, MSURG 1, MSURG 2, OT 5, OT 5L, OT 6, OT 6L, OT 7, OT 7L, OT 8, OT 8L
PHAR
Pharmacology
2
0
2
PHYSIO 2, 
PHYSIO 2L
RESMETH 2
Research Methodology
2
3
3
RESMETH 1
TOTAL
 
19
15
24
 

First Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
INTERN 1
Clinical Internship I
*
*
*
CE 2, 
MSURG 3, 
ORG & ADM, 
OT 7, 
OT 7L, 
OT 8, 
OT 8L, 
OT 9, 
OT 9L, 
PHAR, 
RESMETH 2
SEM 1
Seminar I
2
0
2
CE 2, 
MSURG 3, 
ORG & ADM, 
OT 7, 
OT 7L, 
OT 8, 
OT 8L, 
OT 9, 
OT 9L, 
PHAR, 
RESMETH 2
RESWRT 1
Research Writing 1
0
3
1
CE 2, 
MSURG 3, 
ORG & ADM, 
OT 7, 
OT 7L, 
OT 8, 
OT 8L, 
OT 9, 
OT 9L, 
PHAR, 
RESMETH 2
TOTAL
 
2
0
3
 

Second Term
Abbreviation
Description
Lec. Hrs.
Lab. Hrs.
Units
Pre-Requisites
INTERN 2
Clinical Internship II
 *
*
*
INTERN 1
SEM 2
Seminar II
2
0
2
SEM 1
RESWRT 2
Research Writing II
0
3
1
RESWRT 1
TOTAL
 
2
3
3
 

Policies

  • The passing grade for all courses, following the official conversion table is 75%.
  • Grades in all courses are computed on Base 65
    • e.g., for a 100-item exam, the passing score is 65/100.
  • Grades in all skills laboratory courses are computed on Base 75.

FINAL GRADE

Equal to the average of 3 SHIFTING GRADES

  • If ≥ 74.50% = PASS
  • If ≤74.49% = FAILURE

For all courses with Lecture and Laboratory:

There will be two separate grades for

  • Lecture
  • Laboratory

Failure in either will not affect passing grade in the other.

A student with a failing grade with lecture and laboratory components will not be allowed to enroll in any course that has the failed component as prerequisite.

In order to be promoted to the second year of the program, the student must meet the program’s minimum general weighted average (GWA) as computed by the Office of the Registrar by the end of the Second Term of the First Year, as follows:

  • Physical Therapy – 2.750
  • Occupational Therapy – 2.750
  • Speech-Language Pathology – 2.750
  • Sports Science – 2.750

Failure to meet the required minimum GWA will mean the student will be taken out of the program in the College and tagged as NTBR (Not to be Readmitted).

  • Also known as NTBR (Not To Be Readmitted)
  • Accumulated failures > 9 units
  • Failures > 1/2 their load for IRREGULAR Students
  • Failure in the same subject twice
  • 1st-year students who in the 1st term incur failures of >9 units may be allowed to enroll ON PROBATION in the 2nd term in courses authorized by the Dean. However, they will not be readmitted to the next academic year.
  • No student shall be allowed to take any third-year course with deficiencies in any second-year course, including PE and NSTP.
  • No student in the College shall be allowed to shift to another program within the College at any period of his/her stay in the College.
  • Professional courses are only offered once a year.
  • Failure in any professional course will cause a delay of at least a year in the student’s program study.

Alumni Testimonies

If you were to ask me to describe my journey in occupational therapy in UST using a simple phrase, it would be “Tough Love”. UST molded us to face all challenges headstrong and to work with quality and wit. Tough love reflects the beauty that emerged from the training I had to become the occupational therapist I am today.

The education I received not only molded my “hard skills” but also the “soft skills”. The different learning activities provided actually pushed me to do more and be more to successfully accomplish them. It would feel as though it was endlessly tiring but come my internship until the present day of working, the feeling was replaced to be endlessly rewarding. I realized that the training made the outside world easy to handle because it prepared me to work with grounded soft skills and passion combined with the outstanding hard skills required.

The professors in UST all had exceptional backgrounds while the alumni continuously made names for themselves. Looking ahead, these were inspirations that UST unknowingly provided for me. Now that I am working, the OT I am today does not just end with handling patients. I constantly strive to be more and to serve more just how I was inspired by my UST colleagues and that means to extend extra help with center management, to mentor students, to volunteer, share information and accept invitations of upholding the profession in various ways, to lead by example and to work diligently even in the simplest of tasks.
Maria Daniella F. Custodio, OTRP
Class 2018
In occupational therapy, the concept of the “just-right challenge” is often emphasized. What makes UST’s OT program top-tier is that it applies this concept in educating and training their students. Our instructors presented us with challenges which bolstered our knowledge and skills, and, at the same time, nurtured us into the competent and compassionate “mabuting OTs” we are today by serving as our role models.
Maria Regina Cerezo
Class 2020
UST shaped me to become an OT who can skillfully adapt and assume different roles in various situations. I've become a supervisor, therapist to kids with special needs, a Chief OT in 2 centers, and now, during this Covid pandemic, the only traveling and hospital OT to adults with physical dysfunction covering five towns here in Batangas. Those will not be possible if not for UST's intensive teaching and training through a masterfully planned internship program, lectures, laboratory classes, and professors' rich feedback and guidance, to solve real-life problems and foster theoretical, technical, and practical skills. Ultimately, UST afforded me experiences and opportunities to become a mabuting OT who seeks professional growth, communicates effectively to clients from all walks of life, and responds to clients' diverse needs to the best of my abilities.
Bernard Alexis H. Carpio, OTRP
Class 2015
UST has definitely equipped me well with the essential knowledge and skills significant to the field of occupational therapy and beyond. They combine theories and concepts with actual applications and case studies which helped me understand and appreciate my profession more. This in turn prepared me in dealing with actual patients, allowing me to see them holistically. UST trained me not only to be proficient academically but also helped build my character, strive harder in times of adversities, and always see the good in others. They emphasized that we should not view our patients for their disabilities but as individuals endowed with fortifying potential, and I think that is what makes us all “mabuting OTs.”
Roxanne S. Sabido
Class 2020

Program Recognitions

Consistent Top Performing School in Occupational Therapy Licensure Exams

Approved

PACUCOA Level IV Accreditation
The first Occupational Therapy program to be granted the highest PACUCOA accreditation, Level IV, in the National Capital Region and in the Philippines

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