The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Health Studies curriculum is a bachelor's degree completion program for occupational therapy assistants (OTA's) seeking to progress to occupational therapists (OT's) in the Cabarrus College's BSIHS/MOT program. This innovative program emphasizes leadership, science, and occupational therapy while preparing students for success at the graduate level in occupational therapy. Admission to the program is offered for fall semester only.
  • To graduate from the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Health Studies program, students must successfully complete 120 credit hours of course work.
  • To progress into the Master's in Occupational Therapy coursework, students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • To see the complete BSIHS/MOT Curriculum Plan, go to the Occupational Therapy Curriculum Plan.
Fall Course #
Undergraduate Level Bachelor’s Degree 
Credit Hours
COM 301*
Communications, Culture, and the Community
3
ENG 302*
Professional Research and Reporting
3
HSL 300**
Introduction to Health Services Organizations
3
MAT 201*
Introductory Statistics
3
TOTAL 12
Spring Course # Credit Hours
BUS 310
Introduction to Accounting and Financial Mgmt.
3
HSL 410**
Legal and Ethical Issues in Contemporary Society
3
HSL 300/400**
Health Services Leadership (HSL) Elective
3
IHS 405**
Critical Thinking
3
SOC 313*
Issues in Diversity
3
TOTAL 15
Fall Course # Credit Hours
BIO 510**
Advanced Applications of Human Anatomy & Physiology 3
BIO 520**
Functional Kinesiology
3
IHS 501*
Applied Statistics and Research Methods
3
OCT 510**
Foundations for Occupational Therapy
3
TOTAL 12
Spring Course # Credit Hours
BIO 530**
Fundamentals in Neuroscience
3
BIO 540**
Pathophysiology
3
OCT 520**
Occupation Development through the Lifespan
3
OCT 530**
Occupational Therapy in Health Care
3
OCT 645** TOTAL 12
Bachelor Completion Total
51
Associate Degree Credits 
69
Total Degree Hours
120

* General Education Course
** Major Course
+Students must complete Level II Fieldwork within 24 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program.
Major Electives:
HSL 303 Health Services Supervision
HSL 350 Leadership in the Health Service Industry
HSL 400 Organizational Dynamics and Communication

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