Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (4 years)

Offered by the College of Rehabilitation Sciences – Department of Occupational Therapy

First offered in 1996

Program 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

Thomasian Graduate Attributes

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

Program Intended Learning Outcomes
  1. Synthesize and utilize knowledge of health, social, psychosocial, physical, natural, environmental, and occupational sciences in the practice of occupational therapy
  1. 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 in the performance of various roles and to facilitate the use of best OT practices for quality outcomes

7. Demonstrate beginning Thomasian management, leadership, and innovation skills and 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

Application
Fees

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

Career Opportunities

  1. 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
  2. Educator and researcher in the academe
  3. Clinical Educator
  4. 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) 

Program Curriculum (New)

Effectivity: A.Y. 2018-2019

There may be minor changes upon the availability of new guidelines.

Program Schedule
Year First Term (August – December) Second Term (January – May) Special Term (June – July)
1 / / none
2 / / none
3 / / none
4 / / none
First Year - 2 Terms

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 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 1021 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 1023L
OT 1023L Development of Human Occupations 1 (Laboratory) 0 6 2 OT 1020,
OT 1020L,
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
Second Year - 2 Terms

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 PD1
OT 1025L
OT 1025L Development of Human Occupations 2 (Laboratory) 0 6 2 OT 1023,
OT 1023L,
OT 1025,
OT PD1
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 103L
OT 1025,
OT 1025L,
OT PD1,
OT RES 1L
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 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 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
Third Year - 2 Terms

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 2028,
OT 1029L
OT 1029L Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics: Evaluation and Intervention (Laboratory) 0 6 2 OT 1024,
OT 1025,
OT 1025L,
OT PD1
OT 2018,
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 10211,
OT 10212L,
OT 10213,
OT 10213L
OT 10212L Occupational Therapy in Adult Psychosocial Dysfunction: Evaluation and Intervention (Laboratory) 0 6 2 OT PD 2 OT 10213L,
OT 1024
OT 10213 Community-Based Health and Rehabilitation in Occupational Therapy 3 0 3 OT 10210,
OT 1026,
OT 1027,
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 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 1020L,
OT 10210,
OT 1027,
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
Fourth Year - 2 Terms

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, P
URPCOM,
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 Year - 2 Terms

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
Second Year - 2 Terms

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
Third Year - 2 Terms

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, TSOT 1, TSOT 1L
OT 3L OT EVAL:  Physical Dysfunction (Lab) 0 3 1 ANA 1 , ANA 1L, ANA 3, HC 2, PHYSIO 1, TSOT 1, TSOT 1L
OT 4 OT Eval: Psychosocial Dysfunction 3 0 3 ANA 1 , ANA 1L, ANA 3, HBOT, HC 2, PHYSIO 1, PSYCS, TSOT 1, TSOT 1L
OT 4L OT Eval: Psychosocial Dysfunction (Lab) 0 3 1 ANA 1 , ANA 1L, ANA 3, HBOT, HC 2, PHYSIO 1, 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
Fourth Year - 2 Terms

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 0 1 ANA 2, ANA 2L, ANA 3, OT 3, OT 3L, OT 5, OT 5L, OT ETH, PATHO, 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 9 22

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 4L, MSURG 2, OT 6, OT 6L
OT 7L Therapeutic Approaches IN OT 3 (Lab) 0 3 1 ANA 4L, MSURG 1, MSURG 2, OT 6, OT 6L
OT 8 Therapeutic Approaches in OT 4 3 0 3 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 4L, MSURG 1, MSURG 2, OT 3, OT 3L, OT 5, OT 5L
OT 9 OT in Community Health 2 0 2 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 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
Fifth Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
INTERN 1 Clinical Internship I * * * CE 2, MSURG 2, 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

Program Policies

 

Rules on Promotion

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.

Computation of Grades

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.

5-Point Grading System for Final Grades

Promotion to the Second Year

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).

Dropping from the Roll
  • 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.
Other Relevant Policies
  • 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.

Program Recognitions

Level IV Accreditation (First in the National Capital Region and in the Philippines)

Approved

Consistent Top Performing School in the Occupational Therapy Licensure Examinations