Jan 23, 2021  
2019 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Health and Wellness Promotion, B.S. Pre-Occupational Therapy Track

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The Health and Wellness Promotion major allows students to combine their passion for providing health services with community outreach. Graduates with this degree will be able to analyze a community’s health, develop a plan of action to combat health and wellness issues, and then strategically implement their vision. The long-term planning skills students learn and utilize as an undergrad can be used to assist clients in leading happy and healthy lives.

Students must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in these courses:  BI210, BI211, MA205, PY101, PY211, PY308, and SO201.

Maine Occupational Therapy programs generally require a minimum 3.0 overall GPA and a C or better (some require a B or better) in pre-requisite courses, however GPA’s of accepted students is usually much higher.

Completing this degree program will enable students to:

  • Demonstrate competence in assessing needs, planning, implementing, managing and evaluating health promotion programs.
  • Understand and demonstrate professional ethics and social responsibility as it relates to the practice of health promotion.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally in verbal, nonverbal, and written formats.
  • Use critical thinking skills to solve problems associated with assessing needs, implementing, managing and evaluating health promotion programs.
  • Engage in career development activities to prepare for graduate school entrance in occupational therapy.


Core Curriculum:

In addition, all students must fulfill the college’s core curriculum  requirements and meet the 128 credit graduation requirement.  The First Year Experience (FYE) Seminar  is a requirement for all first-year students.


  • Most programs in Maine require or highly recommend some combination of the following courses - it is recommended that students fill electives with any additional pre-requisites at their desired institution(s): Neuroscience (PY320), Medical Terminology (HM210 online), and Physics (PC120).
  • In addition to HWP required courses (BI120, BI211, MA205, PY101), all MOT programs in Maine require Principles of Sociology (SO201), Lifespan Development (PY211), or Human Growth & Development (PY212), Abnormal Psychology or Psychopathology (PY308).
  • Most MOT programs require observation/volunteer hours (HE410 - Internship)
  • Any student that does not achieve a “C” or better in all required courses will continue their degree completion in the Health and Wellness Promotion program.

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