Occupational Therapy

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
  • Essay

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