Pre Occupational Therapy


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.

Introductory Biology4
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
Human Anatomy with Lab4
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Laboratory
Human Physiology with Lab4
Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Laboratory
Abnormal Psychology3
Adult Psychopathology
Introduction to Statistics3
Elementary Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Human Growth and Development10-11
Human Development Across the Life Span
Developmental Psychology
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