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Pre-Occupational Therapy Concentration


Please note that occupational therapy programs vary for their requirements.  Be sure to check all programs you are considering applying to early during your undergraduate career for specific pre-requisites needed to apply to that school's program. The information for this list was compiled from the occupational therapy programs in North Carolina.
Be sure to check programs of interest to see if online courses are accepted, especially Anatomy and Physiology courses.

Standardized Exam required for admission: GRE Resource for national standards: American Occupational Therapy Association

Required Courses:
BIO 213 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIO 214 Anatomy & Physiology II
MAT 130 Introductory Statistics for Social Sciences or ENV Data Analysis for Natural Sciences or other statistics course or other statistics class
PSY 101 General Psychology (this is pre-requisite for upper level psychology courses)
PSY 271 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 210 Developmental Psychology
ATH 101 Cultural Anthropology and/or SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (check programs) In addition to the above, the following courses are recommended depending on the programs you are applying to:
NUR 105 Medical Terminology (required for some programs)
PHL 310 Biomedical Ethics or other philosophy  course including logic as an option
Upper level Sociology courses (required for some programs)

Consider starting Spanish or continuing it from high school to increase your ability to work with Spanish-speaking patients as this skill will be valuable with demographic trends in the United States.

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