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Pre-Occupational Therapy

What You’ll Study

What if you could help people regain their abilities after an illness or injury? Do you want an exciting, in-demand career where you support people of all ages to lead independent lives? At Queens, you bring the passion, and we equip you with an exceptional foundation in the sciences and the liberal arts for becoming an occupational therapist. Our classes also prepare students like you to enter graduate or professional schools or to gain entry-level employment in their chosen field. Smaller classes also enhance your learning experience and discussion with classmates. 

Students in pre-professional programs receive specialized faculty advising on the path to becoming an occupational therapist. Curious about what extracurriculars look best on an application or need feedback on application materials? Your faculty advisor will guide you throughout your journey at Queens, making sure you take the right classes you need to apply to the school of your choice. 

How Can You Use This Degree?

After graduating, most students will attend an OT program to receive their master’s degree. Students may choose to continue their education further by getting their doctoral degree in occupational therapy.  

Areas of practice in occupational therapy include: 

  • Children and Youth 
  • Health and Wellness 
  • Mental Health 
  • Productive Aging 
  • Rehabilitation, Disability, and Participation 
  • Work and Industry 

Highlighted Courses

  • Anatomy & Physiology (BIO 213) 
  • Medical Terminology (NUR 105) 
  • Developmental Psychology (PSY 210) 
  • Interfaith Competencies in Health Professions (IDS 300) 

Program Contact

Patricia Koplas, Ph.D., PT

Professor and Chair, Biology & Chemistry Department
Pre-Health and Pre-Vet Advisor