Mark Bohler, Advisor
Department of Biology
Converse’s Pre-Occupational Therapy program is a track for students who plan to pursue a degree in Occupational Therapy after their undergraduate studies. The Pre-Occupational Therapy program provides a sequence of courses, with a liberal arts foundation, for competitive application for admission to either a Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) or Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DOT) Degree Program.
Requirements for admission to occupational therapy master’s and doctoral programs vary. Students will need to contact individual programs for their specific requirements. To apply for entry-level master or doctor of occupational therapy, the student should have completed the prerequisites listed below.
The table below outlines the prerequisite requirements of many programs. Students should confirm required coursework for specific programs of interest. This guideline is modeled after Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) requirements.
|English (ENG 101/102)||3 hours|
|Mathematics (MTH 110)||3 hours|
|Statistics (MTH 113 or any Social Science Statistics)||3 hours|
|Biology (BIO 190/191)||3-4 hours|
|Human Anatomy with Lab (BIO 205)||4 hours|
|Physiology with Lab (BIO 211)||4 hours|
|Chemistry (CHM 190)||4 hours|
|Medical Terminology (BIO 110) Recommended||3 hours|
|Psychology (PSY 100)||3 hours|
|Sociology/Anthropology (SOC 100)||3 hours|
|Abnormal Psychology (PSY 204)||3 hours|
|Lifespan Human Development (PSY 380)||3 hours|
A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Beginning the 2022 admission cycle, GRE is no longer required. It is also to the student’s advantage to research the field of occupational therapy through internships or volunteer work and have that experience and work hours properly documented. A minimum of fifteen (15) hours of shadowing or observation in occupational therapy (in-person, via telehealth, or through webinars) is required.
Most schools require application through the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS).
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