Pre-Occupational Therapy

Pre-Occupational Therapy

Edna Steele, Advisor
Department of Biology

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.

Coursework Credit Hours
English 3 hours
Mathematics 3 hours
Statistics 3 hours
Biology 3-4 hours
Anatomy 4 hours
Physiology 4 hours
Chemistry 4 hours
Physics 4 hours
Computer 3 hours
Medical Terminology 3 hours
Psychology 3 hours
Sociology 3 hours
Abnormal Psychology 3 hours
Humanities (from at least two of the following: education, fine arts, foreign language, literature, philosophy, speech) 9 hours

Application Tips

A GPA of 3.0 or above is desirable and a combined minimum GRE score of 1,000 for the verbal and quantitative sections is recommended. It is also to student’s advantage to research the field of occupational therapy through internships or volunteer work and have that experience and work hours properly documented.

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