Prerequisite Coursework | Occupational Therapy

Unofficial Coursework Evaluation

This unofficial prerequisite evaluation worksheet can help you determine which required coursework you have completed and which coursework is still needed to meet our prerequisite requirements. The prerequisite coursework does not need to be completed to apply to the School of Occupational Therapy. To be eligible for admission for a given academic year, you need to be able to show that you can complete all the required prerequisite coursework in a reasonable amount of time.

Download the OT Prerequisite Worksheet (pdf) or request a printed version.

Completed worksheets can be submitted via email, fax, or postal mail. Please send a copy of your unofficial transcripts with your completed worksheet. 

Send completed worksheets to:

Pacific University
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Hillsboro, OR 97123
Fax 503-352-7290


Natural Sciences (10 credit minimum)

  • Human Anatomy w/ Lab
  • Human Physiology w/ Lab
  • Additional natural science courses. Kinesiology or Physics is recommended.

Social Sciences (9 credit minimum)

  • General Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology (preferably across a lifespan)

Expository Writing (3 credit minimum)

Statistics (2 credit minimum)
Courses from any of the following:

  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Math

Humanities (6 credit minimum)
Courses from two (2) of the following:

  • Literature
  • Religion
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Art History or Appreciation
  • Music
  • Theatre

Medical Terminology
Complete a sequence or course. May be taken for credit or no credit.