Did you know:Occupational therapy is ranked #10 as the best health care job by US News and World Report in 2021.
Students planning on gaining admission to occupational therapy school must successfully combine an academic major with the specific prerequisite requirements. Most occupational therapy schools are not selective in your degree. A student should select the best degree for them. Factors to consider:
How efficient is the degree?
What are your passions?
What would you do if you did not become an occupational therapist?
HLTH 110 Introduction to Health Science and Public Health is a Foundational Studies course that is recommended for all students with an interest in health and wellness.
Occupational therapy schools differ considerably in their prerequisite requirements. You should typically plan for coursework in biology and psychology. This may include BIOL 227-228, PSYC 101, PSYC 301, and PSYC 309/310. Additional beneficial or required coursework may include BIOL 191-192, CHEM 111, COMM 101, HLTH 101, MATH 143-144, PHYS 111, SOC 101, and statistics. If you are interested in this career, consult with an advisor to determine which school would be your choice, and pattern the pre-professional curriculum in line with the requirements of the desired schools. Most schools of occupational therapy require the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) for admission. For more information visit www.aota.org.
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