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Pre-Professional Studies

Pre-Professional Studies

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Indiana University offers a six-year program leading to a master's degree in occupational therapy (four years preoccupational therapy leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any department in the College of Arts and Sciences, and then two years in the master's program offered by Indiana University on the IUPUI campus). IU Northwest offers the courses required for entry into master's programs in occupational therapy. Upon completion of the bachelor's degree, students must apply for entry to a school of occupational therapy for their professional training. Admission to an occupational therapy program also requires documented volunteer or paid experiences in health care settings.

Pre-Occupational Therapy Requirements

  • Anatomy with a laboratory (4 cr.)
  • Physiology with a laboratory (4 cr.)
  • Basic statistics (3 cr.)
  • Introductory sociology (3 cr.)
  • Introductory psychology (6 cr.)
  • Abnormal psychology (3 cr.)
  • Life span psychology (3 cr.)
  • Medical terminology (3 cr.)
  • Electives (12-13 cr.)

This plan of study will satisfy most of the requirements of other institutions. Applicants seeking admission to an occupational therapy program should contact the school they are interested in attending for up-to-date information on specific prerequisites and admission requirements.

For further information contact the health professions advisor at (219) 980-6745.

For more information, visit the Pre-Professional Curricula page on the IU Northwest bulletin.