Pre-Occupational Therapy back to programs

Help others live the best life possible.

Occupational therapy (OT) is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities, or “occupations." Common OT interventions include helping children with disabilities participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.


Requirements total 70 hours. This includes 21 hours of Health Science courses, 25 hours of broad field courses, and 24 hours of Pre-Occupational Therapy courses. Interesting courses you could take included:

  • Motor Learning and Lifespan Development
  • Introduction to Therapeutic Modalities and Rehabilitation
  • Physiology of Exercise

See Required Courses

Health Sciences Courses
HS 161 Medical Terminology 1
HS 162 Introduction to Interprofessional Health Sciences 1
HS 165 Responding to Emergencies and Sport Safety Training 3
HS 168 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injury 3
HS 201 Physiology of Exercise 3
HS 202 Nutrition 1 3
HS 251 Kinesiology 3
HS 454 Measurement, Research, Statistics and Technology 3
HS 490 Seminar in Interprofessional Health Sciences 1
BIO 111 General Biology 1 4
BIO 340 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 341 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
MA 285X Statistics 1 4
BE 474X Introduction to Bioethics 3
or BE 476X Undergraduate Bioethics Institute
PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 1 3
HPW 228X Sport and Wellness Psychology 3
Total Hours 46
Pre-Occupational Therapy Emphasis
CH 103 Introduction to Chemistry 1 4
CH 203 Essentials of Organic Biochemistry 4
PHY 111 General Physics I 4
PHY 112 General Physics II 4
MA 121 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4
HS 480 Professional Rotation in Health Sciences 1-6
Choose one:
PSY 335 Child Development 3
PSY 337 Psychology of Adolescence 3
PSY 339 Adult Development 3
Highly Recommended Pre-Occupational Therapy courses
BIO 310 Microbiology 4
HS 365 Motor Learning and Lifespan Development 3
HS 370 Introduction to Therapeutic Modalities and Rehabilitation 3