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University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

DPT/MOT/MOPA  OOS Initial Application Yes 2/24/2013  Approved  9/30/2013 

OOS Initial Application   Program Description

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degrees are designed for individuals who have completed a bachelor's degree and the required prerequisites seeking an entry-level degree to be begin a career in physical or occupational therapy The Master of Orthopaedic Physician Assistant (MOPA) program was created for those that have completed a bachelor's degree and the required prerequisites who wish to participate in a program specific to orthopaedics. This degree prepares the student for the specialized field of Orthopaedic Physician Assistant (OPA), as opposed to the more generalist offering of a Physician Assistant program. Instead of clinical rotations through multiple health care settings, the OPA student will experience multiple orthopaedic rotations exposing them to the various specializations within the orthopaedic field

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