Prerequisite Courses

Your success in the first year of the Occupational Therapy Graduate Program will be dependent on your prerequisite knowledge. Prerequisites: 

  • Must be completed within the past five years.  
  • Must be completed by the end of the fall semester of the application period. 
  • May not be taken more than two times. Grades for additional attempts will not be considered. 
  • Must be passed with a grade of B (3.0) or above. 

Course Waiver Requests

A course waiver request form is required  for any of the following circumstances and must be submitted by October 1 to request: 

  • A waiver of the five-year limit for prerequisite courses. 
  • A review of a prerequisite course that does not transfer as one of the OT required prerequisites. 
  • A waiver of a prerequisite based on comparable knowledge gained by life experiences or work history. 

Transfer Students

Evaluate and compare the prerequisites from your institution using the Transfer Evaluation System (TES). 

Required Prerequisites

Credits: 3

PSYC 2120 (PSY 220)

Overview of the physical, perceptual, motor, cognitive, emotional and social development of children from infancy through adolescence.

Credits: 3

PSY 332

Review of the historical, scientific and ethical issues in the field of psychopathology.  Categorization of deviant behavior, theories of abnormal behavior, systems of therapy and relevant research are covered.

Credits: 3

MATH 1350 or PSYC 2510 (STAT 145 or PSY 200)

Techniques for the visual presentation of numerical data, descriptive statistics, introduction to probability and basic probability models used in statistics, introduction to sampling and statistical inference, illustrated by examples from a variety of fields. 

Credits: 3

BIOL 2210 (BIOL 237)

An integrated study of human structure and function to include histology, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. 

Credits: 1

BIOL 2210L (BIOL 247L)

Laboratory work using cadavers. Anatomy stressed with appropriate physiological work. Topics integrated with 237. 

Credit: 3

BIOL 2225 (BIO 238)

A continuation of 237 to include cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, excretory, reproductive and endocrine systems. 

BIOL 2225L (BIOL 248L)

Continuation of BIOL 247. Topics integrated with 238. 

Credits: 3

ENGL 2210 (ENGL 219)

Practice in writing and editing of workplace documents, including correspondence, reports and proposals.