Accelerated and Traditional Routes

Accelerated Route

The accelerated, or 3+2, route provides students an opportunity to complete a bachelor’s and master’s degree within five years. Only Murray State Exercise Science students that complete specific requirements* will be eligible to apply for the accelerated option. If accepted into the professional program, conferral of the bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science will occur after the fourth year of study and conferral of the MSOT degree will occur upon completion of all MSOT program requirements.

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First Year

Semester Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5 Credits
Fall BIO 101 or 221 (4) EXS 100T (1) STA 135 or MAT 140 (4) ENG 105 (4) U.S. Studies Elective: Global Awareness (3) 16
Spring BIO 227/228 (4) EXS 101 (3) PSY 180 (3) MAT 145 (3) COM 161 (3) 16

Second Year

Semester Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5 Credits
Fall BIO 229/230 (4) EXS 370 (3) NTN 230 (3) BIO 120 (1) STA 135 (4) 15
Spring EXS 350/351 (4) EXS 200 and 201 (3) CHE 111 or CHE 201 (5) BIO 220 (2)   14

Third Year

Semester Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5 Credits
Fall EXS 353/354 (4) EXS 301 (3) EXS 333 (3) PSY 260 (3) CIV 201 or 202 (3) 16
Spring EXS 415 (3) PSY 307 (3) EXS 375 (3) PHI 202 or HEA 260 (3) HUM 211 (variable) variable

If accepted to the MSOT program, begin graduate classes at the Paducah Regional Campus in the summer.

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy First Year: Traditional Route Starts Here

Semester Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5 Class 6 Credits
Summer OTR 600 (3) OTR 603 (3) OTR 606 (3) OTR 610 (3) OTR 613 (2)   14
Fall OTR 620 (3) OTR 623 (1) OTR 626(3) OTR 630 (3) OTR 635 (3) OTR 640 (1) 14
Spring OTR 643 (3) OTR 646 (3) OTR 650 (3) OTR 653 (3) OTR 655 (1)   13

MSOT Second Year

Semester Class 1 CLass 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5 Credits
Summer OTR 660 (3) OTR 663 (3) OTR 665 (3) OTR 667 (3) OTR 670 (1) 13
Fall OTR 672 (6) OTR 674 (3)       9
Spring OTR 676 (6) OTR 678 (3)       9

MSOT Accelerated Sequence PDF

Traditional Route

The traditional route is for students that have earned a bachelor’s degree in any area from an accredited university. Applicants that have completed (or will complete prior to admission) all MSOT program requirements, including specific prerequisite coursework, are eligible to apply for MSOT program admission.

MSOT Traditional Sequence PDF