Information for Students Interested in Occupational Therapy

You can find more information about occupational therapy at the American Occupational Therapy Association website.

A Listing of the accredited programs in occupational therapy can be found at the AOTA website.


Prerequisites for entry into a graduate program in OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

To be competitive for entry into a masters program in occupational therapy, students must complete an undergraduate degree, complete a specified set of prerequisites and obtain hours in the field working with occupational therapy professionals. To meet the requirements for a number of programs, students complete:


  • 1-3 courses in general chemistry (Chem 121, 122, 123),
  • 1-3 courses in general physics (Physics 114, 115, 116),
  • anatomy and physiology (Bio 348, 349),
  • statistics (Math 240 or KIN 307)
  • 3-4 courses in psychology (Psych 101, Psych 230, 250)
  • General sociology course
  • 100-400 hours of clinical experience

Download the Pre-Occupational Therapy Major Guide
Preparing for Grad School


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Page Updated 02.21.2014