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Occupational Therapy


Prerequisite Coursework

Students wanting to pursue a degree in occupational therapy come from several different majors. The most popular are PsychologySociologyBiologyHuman Performance and FitnessExercise Science, and Sport Management. Certainly, other majors also pair well with Occupational Therapy such as Music and Art.

Along with satisfying requirements for the declared major, students must also complete these OT pre-requisites with a grade of C or higher and with a minimum combined GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

All pre-requisite grades must be available by the Dec. 1 application deadline (or September 15 if requesting consideration for an early admission decision).


SAU EquivalentCredits
Anatomy/Physiology I with lab BIOL 230 4
Anatomy/Physiology II with lab BIOL 232 4
Medical Terminology (course or competency) HS 250 1
Lifespan PSYC 212 3
Research Methods PSYC 215 3
Statistics STAT 213 3
Ethics or BioMedical Ethics PHIL 207/310 3
Social Science 300 level or above 3

 Total Credits: 24