Prerequisites

  • Occupational therapists provide services to individuals whose ability to cope with the activities of daily living are impaired by physical illness or injury, congenital or developmental disability, or the aging process. The goal of the therapist is to help their patients regain their independence and good health.
  • Occupational therapists may specialize in physical rehabilitation, mental health, pediatrics, or gerontology occupational therapy. They may also specialize in specific body parts such as the hands or feet.
  • Completion of an education program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education is required to become an Occupational therapist. All OT education programs include a period of supervised clinical experience.

 

For more information about ACU’s pre-occupational therapy programs contact:

Advisor: Dr. Joe Bell
ACU Box 28084
Abilene, TX 79699
325-674-2332
Office: GB 229B
bellj@acu.edu

Entrance Requirements
Admission into various occupational therapy programs generally requires a 3.0 GPA in undergraduate work as well as hours spent working under a licensed OT. The following information may be used as a guideline, but it is also very important to contact the individual schools so that you may receive from them the most up-to-date information about their required prerequisite courses, letters of recommendation, and other guidelines.

 

TECH

TWU

UTHSCSA

UTEP

UTMB

Degree Offered Masters Masters Masters Masters Masters
BIOL 291/293 292/294 291/293 292/294           330 112/114 (291/293 292/294 or 491/493 and 492/495)

291/293

292/294

 

291/293 292/294
CHEM 133/131 none 133/131 133/131 133/131
PHYS PHYS 110 and/or EXSC 498 and/or EXSC 232 (6-8 hrs) none PHYS 110 or EXSC 232 none PHYS 110 or EXSC 498 or EXSC 232
MATH 123 or  377 123 or 377 123 or              377 337 123 or 377
PSYC

120

232

382

232

382

232

382

120

232

382

3 hr. elective

232

382

233 (or BIOL 330)

Medical Terminology none none 1 hr. 1 hr. none
Other Prerequisites

EXSC 232 SOCI 111 ENGL 111, 112

*Must have 90 credit hrs total if no BS/BA

 

Medical Terminology Certification

3 hrs soci or anthro

Medical Terminology certification

ENGL 327

 

ENGL 327

 

SOCI 111