Pre-Occupational Therapy Program

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Pre-Occupational Therapy

A Master of Occupational Therapy (M.O.T.) program is available at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center (OU HSC) within the College of Allied Health, Rehabilitation Sciences. Students are recommended to complete a four-year baccalaureate degree before applying to the M.O.T. program. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test is also required.

The following courses should be included in their baccalaureate degree plan:

BIOL 1225 General Zoology

BIOL 3184 Human Anatomy

BIOL 3194 Human Physiology

BIOL 3502 Medical Terminology

CMSC 1103 Microcomputer Applications

ENGL 1113 English Composition I

ENGL 1213 English Composition II

HIST 1483 U.S. History to 1877


HIST 1493 U.S. History Since 1877

MATH 1513 College Algebra (and 1613 recommended)

PE&R 4603 Kinesiology/Motor Learning (recommended)

PHYS 1114 General Physics I

POLS 1113 American Federal Government

PSYC 1113 General Psychology

PSYC 3123 Human Life Span Development

PSYC 4163 Personality

PSYC 4213 Statistics


ECON 2163 Introduction to Statistics

SCOM 1113 Introduction to Speech

SOC 1113 General Sociology

Natural Science Electives (3 courses in Biology, Chemistry or Physics)

Upper Level General Education (3 hrs)

Non-Western Culture (3 hrs) *

Western Culture (3 hrs) **

Humanities (Art) ***

Foreign Language – 2 years high school or 2 semesters in college

The following are acceptable prerequisites for the M.O.T. program at OU HSC:

* Non-Western Culture options: SOC 3323, REL 2412, or HIST 3713

** Western Culture: many course options available in English, history, sociology or geography.

Please see advisor and OU prerequisite finder.

***Art Options: TCOM 2413 or HUM 2533, 2432, 2423, 2413 or 2403

Major/Minor in Biology and Psychology popular undergraduate degree choices.

A minimum of 40 hours of documented observation experience in occupational or physical therapy is required.

Students interested in this professional program are urged to check with the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center’s website and advisors for the latest updates (prerequisite requirements change often).