Pre Occupational Therapy
Stuart J. Schleien, Professor and Director of Graduate Study, Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation
Leandra A. Bedini, Professor, Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation
Judy S. Kinney, Assistant Professor, Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation
Kimberly D. Miller, AP Assistant Professor, Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation
Four occupational therapy (OT) programs are currently available in North Carolina: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, East Carolina University, Lenoir-Rhyne College, and Winston-Salem State University offer a Master of Science (M.S.) in Occupational Therapy. Accreditation changes in occupational therapy now require that all students completing a degree in occupational therapy after January 1, 2007 must obtain the master’s degree.
Students seeking admission into a Master of Science program in Occupational Therapy may declare a major in Recreation and Parks Management (RPMT), with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation, but will be expected to complete a core of additional courses.
Requirements for entry into an M.S. program in O.T. generally include the courses detailed below. Additional recommendations may include (depending on the master’s program of interest to student) a course in either an academic or community-based setting that requires the skills of the body and mind, such as art, music, dance, recreation, sports classes, theater, etc. First aid and CPR certification may also be required. Students should contact an advisor for assistance in planning their program of study.
|Principles of Biology I|
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
|Human Anatomy with Lab||4|
and Human Anatomy Laboratory
|Human Physiology with Lab||4|
and Human Physiology Laboratory
|Introduction to Statistics||3|
|Elementary Introduction to Probability and Statistics|
|Human Growth and Development||10-11|
|Human Development Across the Life Span|
or PSY 250
Select 3 credits of Kinesiology or course related to Human Movement and Analysis
Select 3 credits of Sociology, Anthropology, or Cultural Diversity
Select 1-2 credits of Medical Terminology
Select a reasoning course such as philosophy, logic, ethics, methods, or research inquiry in a social science