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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.

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
CHM 111, 111L Chemistry Principles I & Lab
CHM 112, 112L Chemistry Principles II & Lab
MAT 130 Introductory Statistics for Social Sciences or ENV Data Analysis for Natural Sciences or other statistics course
Many programs do not require physics but if it is required, college physics is required.
PHY 201 College Physics I
PHY 202 College Physics II
PSY 101 General Psychology
PSY 271 Abnormal Psychology

In addition to the above, the following courses are recommended:

ATH 101 Cultural Anthropology
NUR 105 Medical Terminology
PHL 310 Biomedical Ethics
PSY 210 Developmental Psychology
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
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.

Total: 28-36 Hrs for required courses.

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