Occupational therapy is a 2 year program past the BS degree.
LC offers prerequisite courses, but does not offer a program in occupational therapy.
People who have physical, emotional, or developmental disabilities are assisted by occupational therapists or therapy assistants who help the patients learn the skills necessary for day-to-day living. They improve or correct conditions through the use of manual crafts and recreational exercises.
There are over 100 accredited programs in the U.S. http://www.aota.org/.
Required Prerequisite Courses
Since many programs have different, yet definite prerequisites, it is advised that a student investigate the OT schools of choice and obtain the prerequisites prior to application.
|Most programs||Some programs|
|Biology (BIOL 113-114)||General, Developmental, and Abnormal Psychology|
|Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL 222, 222L, 223, 222L)||Sociology or Anthropology|
|General Chemistry (CHEM 111-112)||Physics|
|Psychology (PSYC 103-104, 105L-106L)|
Other Admission Requirements
Most programs have an initial screening of applications process. This usually includes:
- 3 letters of evaluation (it is suggested that one letter be written by an Occupational Therapist and/or a health care professional)
- 50-100 documented hours of observational or volunteer experience
There is about 1 seat in OT school for every 4 applicants.
Admissions Standardized Test
GRE (combined score of 1000 is preferred)
GPA: 3.0+ is preferred