Pre-Occupational Therapy Concentration

This concentration provides the student with the necessary course pre-requisites and clinical hand-on experience for entrance into a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. Students who choose this educational pathway will be exposed to the special needs physically active population. This population may include military veterans, pediatric orthopedic patients, head-trauma victims and other orthopedic special needs patients. Pre-occupational Therapy students have clinical observation opportunities at Shriners Hospitals for Children and the Barber National Institute.

Freshman Year:

Fall Term: (12 credits)
  • IDST 
  • Into to Sports Medicine
  • Art Encounter
  • Research and Writing
Winter Term (J Term): (4 credits)
  • Human Biology/Lab
Spring Term: (16 credits)
  • Personal Health Science
  • Cell Biology /Lab (core choice)
  • Literature Classics
  • U.S. History
  • Intro to Psychology
  • Clinical Hours - 25

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Sophomore Year

Fall Term: (16 credits)

  • College Algebra
  • Human Growth/Development
  • Human Anatomy/Lab
  • Orientation to Occupational Therapy
  • Statistics for Sciences

Winter Term (J Term): (3 credits)

  • Religious Traditions

Spring Term: (13 credits)

  • College Trigonometry
  • Intro to Sociology
  • Application to Occupational Therapy
  • Human Physiology/Lab
  • Language/Literature
  • CLIN. HRS. 25

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Junior Year

Fall Term: (14 credits)
  • Therapeutic Mgmt. Mod/Rehab
  • Chemical Principles/Lab
  • Principles of Physics/Lab
  • Research Methods I (2 credits)
  • Research Methods Lab (1 credit)
Spring Term: (14 credits)
  • Psychology 200 Abnormal or Social
  • Sports Health Fitness Mgmt.
  • Medical Terminology (2 credits)
  • Nutrition for Health Professionals
  • Upper level Sociology
  • CLIN. HRS. 25

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Senior Year

Fall Term: (12 credits)
  • Global Awareness
  • Philosophy
  • Exercise Physiology/Lab
  • Research Methods II (2 credits)
Spring Term: (13 credits)
  • European/World History
  • Global Awareness
  • Kinesiology/Lab
  • Ethics for the Professions (capstone)
  • CLIN. HRS. 25
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