You’ve got a passion for bringing physical, developmental and mental potential to fruition, and you’re looking to make a career out of it. Develop and carry out plans for patients recovering from illness and injury. Assist disabled individuals to achieve daily functionality. Work alongside of clients to improve and maintain their functionality for everyday tasks.
With your Pre-Occupational Therapy focus, you will be given opportunities to assess, analyze and create strategies for improvement in a variety of patients. You’ll understand best-practice strategies for healthy living and reaching full potential. And our seasoned faculty will guide you in the necessary preparation for the next step of your education. You’ll even have the opportunity to obtain the Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) scholarship, the Ward Scholarship and participation in the Ward Research Fellowships.
With a comprehensive introduction to the world of occupational therapy, you will be well equipped to continue and eventually serve patients in industries such as geriatrics, disabled services, education, hospitals and more.
Our office can assist you in determining which courses you need to satisfy professional school requirements. Looking at the website for the professional program you're interested in is also helpful in learning more about the additional courses or requirements of the program.
Course requirements can vary from one health professional program to another. Generally, these are the courses required by most occupational therapy schools:
General Biology: Eight semester hours with labs
General Chemistry: Four semester hours with labs
Human Anatomy & Physiology: Eight semester hours with labs
Physics: Four to six semester hours with lab(s)
Statistics: Three to four semester hours
Medical Terminology: One semester hour
Kinesiology: Three semester hours
General Psychology: Three semester hours
Developmental Psychology: Three semester hours
Abnormal Psychology: Three semester hours
Sociology: Three semester hours
Speech & Communications: Three semester hours
Math: Usually through Calculus I
English: Six semester hours