Courses for Occupational Therapy, M.S.O.T.

Prerequisite Courses

All preprofessional coursework must be less than 5 years old at time of application and require a grade of 3.0 or higher, or equivalent, in the prerequisite courses. All preprofessional coursework must be completed with a grade of a "C" or higher.

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Natural Sciences

  • Students must complete a minimum of 10 credits in the life sciences, including anatomy (and anatomy lab) and physiology (BMS 290, and BMS 208 and BMS 309; or BMS 250 and BMS 251), and one course in neuroscience (neuroanatomy - BMS 427, or neuropsychology - PSY 431, or physiological psychology - PSY 330) and one course in kinesiology (MOV 300) or similar course covering movement science. Additionally, it is required that applicants have a statistics course (STA 215).

Social Sciences

  • Students must complete a minimum of 9 credits from the social sciences, to include:
    • 3 credits in life-span developmental psychology (PSY 364), including motor, cognitive, emotional, learning and social development
    • 3 credits in abnormal psychology or psychopathology (PSY 303)
    • 3 credits, choice of a course from sociology, psychology, cultural anthropology, public health, or other related fields

Course Requirements

The content in the new curricular framework is developmentally sequenced for each semester, beginning with introductory concepts related to the history and evolution of OT principles, followed by the evolution of practice areas and opportunities for interventions within these practice areas. Level I fieldwork is included as a part of each semester as well as research and selected electives. To view the courses required in the OT Master's program, Click here.


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