Prerequisites

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.

Completing your worksheet

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Prerequisites

Natural Sciences (12 credit minimum)

Social Sciences (12 credit minimum)

Expository Writing (3 credit minimum)

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

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

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

Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination for the Occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT Certification examination or attain state licensure









Admission Facts


Program Size & Selectivity

Entry Level OTD:  Enrollment is limited to 32 students. Admission is highly selective.

Application Deadline

Entry Level OTD:  January 11

Program Length

Entry Level OTD:  34 months (starts in August)

Admissions Decisions

March