OT Specific School Requirements
University of Utah:
The coursework or approved equivalent coursework must be taken for a g...
Total=12
Biology Human Anatomy and Physiology with labs 8
General Chemistry General Chemistry with lab, Biochemistry highl...
• Human Development – One course, minimum of 3 semester/4 quarter hours (Course options:
Developmental Psychology, Child D...
Human Anatomy* 3 semester units
Human Physiology* 3 semester units
Public Speaking* 3 semester units
* Courses are highly ...
gross anatomy using cadavers, CD ROM
material, skeletons or three dimensional models.
A physiology course or the physiolog...
students may take the comprehensive multiple
choice Medical Terminology Challenge Exam
given in the Department following i...
Pacific University
PREREQUISITE COURSEWORK
NATURAL SCIENCES: Credits
Human Anatomy with lab
12
Human Physiology with lab
P...
sociology, or anthropology.
Note: Must include a qualitative research component. Statistics
will be accepted.
HUMANITIES: ...
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OT Specific School Requirements

  1. 1. OT Specific School Requirements University of Utah: The coursework or approved equivalent coursework must be taken for a grade, unless otherwise noted. Courses with an asterisk (*) must be completed by or before the Fall Semester prior the January application deadline. • Human Anatomy with lab* - one course taken within the past 5 years • Human Physiology* - one course Note: Applicants must have either Human Anatomy or Human Physiology completed by the application deadline. • Human Growth and Development through the Lifespan or Developmental Psychology through the Lifespan* - one course or the equivalent. Must be completed prior to application deadline • Physics* - one course in general physics (Course must include mechanics, kinematics and motion.) Must be completed prior to application deadline • Advanced First Aid* - one course in advanced first aid or EMT training. This course need not be taken for a grade. The course must cover adult, child and infant CPR, choking and one and two person CPR. Current CPR certification required at the time of application. • Anthropology - one course • Abnormal Psychology - one course • Sociology or Health Ed or Special Ed or Gerontology - one course from one of these areas • Statistics - one course • Technical Writing - one course (must be upper division) or lower division technical writing AND an upper division writing intensive class • Medical Terminology - one course. The following class needs to be completed by the end of spring semester of the year of application but does not need to be taken for a grade. Proof of completion is required. • Studio Arts Course - one course in an area of arts or crafts. Art history, music or dance classes or survey classes will not count as fulfilling this prerequisite. • Recommended (not required) - Kinesiology or Biomechanics - one course Applicants must be able to demonstrate strong word processing ability and functional internet use. All prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of spring term. Idaho State University Category Course strong>Credit Social Behavioral Science Human Development Sociology Abnormal Psychology Cultural Anthropology 3 3 3 3
  2. 2. Total=12 Biology Human Anatomy and Physiology with labs 8 General Chemistry General Chemistry with lab, Biochemistry highly recommended 4 Physics General Physics with lab, full year highly recommended 4 Math Statistics 3 English/Communication Composition Speech Communication Technical Writing (recommended) 3 2 or 3 (3) Total=6-9 Other Courses (At least 5 courses are required from this category) Fine Arts Ethics Philosophy Education Literature Humanities Economics Foreign Language History Total=15 Computer Competency Word Processing Spreadsheet Management - - AT Still Prerequisite Courses • Human Anatomy – One course with lab, minimum of 4 semester/6 quarter hours; a course in Human Physiology is also suggested • Science – Two courses (in addition to Human Anatomy) for a minimum of 6 semester/8 quarter hours, one of which must be Biology, Chemistry, or Physics
  3. 3. • Human Development – One course, minimum of 3 semester/4 quarter hours (Course options: Developmental Psychology, Child Development, or another course with a lifespan development perspective) • Psychology – Two courses (in addition to Developmental Psychology), for a minimum of 6 semester/8 quarter hours, Introduction to/General Psychology and Abnormal Psychology are recommended • English – Two courses of composition, grammar/literature; minimum of 6 semester/8 quarter hours • Humanities – Two courses (e.g., philosophy, religion, literature, fine arts, logic, ethics, foreign language), minimum of 6 semester/8 quarter hours • College Algebra or higher –- One course, minimum of 3 semester/4 quarter hours Samuel Merritt College in Oakland Applicants must meet the following criteria:  Completion of baccalaureate and all prerequisites from an accredited institution  It is acceptable to have the degree or prerequisites in progress/planned at the time of application  Suggested minimum cumulative GPA for last 60 semester units: 2.8  Suggested minimum science GPA: 2.6  Competitive test scores on either the GRE or MAT  Evidence of 40 to 70 volunteer hours or work experience that shows knowledge of the occupational therapist's role and demonstrates maturity of career choice  Two letters of reference (see below)  TOEFL (U.S. citizens or international students) - The need for TOEFL will be assessed based on information provided by applicants on the application for admission, if required, a score of 250 must be achieved and official score results must be provided. Program Prerequisites All prerequisites must be completed by the time of entry. English Composition/Literature 6 semester units General Psychology 3 semester units Abnormal Psychology 3 semester units Developmental Psychology 3 semester units Statistics 3 semester units Social Science Elective (i.e. - sociology, anthropology, or multi-cultural course) 6 semester units Skills or Crafts (ceramics, textiles, graphic design, fine arts, etc.) 3 semester units General Biology 3 semester units Physics, basic or introductory* 3 semester units
  4. 4. Human Anatomy* 3 semester units Human Physiology* 3 semester units Public Speaking* 3 semester units * Courses are highly recommended, but not required. Colorado State University PREREQUISITE COURSES & DESCRIPTIONS: Completion of the following courses can be accomplished through enrollment (on campus or online) at an accredited college, university, or community college. The number of credits is not indicated here as the courses are offered for various credits at the different institutions. Pass/fail courses or grades below a C are not accepted as prerequisite coursework. *Neuroanatomy or Physiological Psychology Neuroanatomy course must include functional systems and circuits of the human brain and spinal cord. The physiological psychology course must include content on the neuroanatomical and neurophysiological basis of behavior. CSU equivalent courses: BMS 345 or PSY 454. Course must appear on your transcript as taken in the year 1998 or later. Human Disease CSU equivalent courses: MIP 101, MIP 315 or BMS 120 or take the comprehensive multiple choice Human Disease Challenge Exam. The exam is given in the Department following independent preparation using Atchison (3rd edition). Conditions in Occupational Therapy. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. A minimum exam score of 80% is required for students to continue in the program. Students are allowed two exam attempts within the first month of the fall semester. Anatomy & Physiology (A&P) Anatomy and physiology may be taken separately or as components of an anatomy and physiology course. An anatomy course, or the anatomy component of A&P must include gross anatomical structure of the muscular, skeletal and nervous systems and weekly labs on human
  5. 5. gross anatomy using cadavers, CD ROM material, skeletons or three dimensional models. A physiology course or the physiology component of A&P must include all human body systems. If A&P is a two-semester sequenced course, both semesters must be completed. Provide course description with application materials . (CSU equivalent courses: BMS 300 Principles of Human Physiology and BMS 301 Human Gross Anatomy.) Courses must appear on your transcript as taken in the year 1998 or later. Abnormal Psychology (CSU equivalent course: PSY 320; also available via video at http://www.learn.colostate.edu/) Sociology or Anthropology Courses that address how culture affects one's thinking and behavior (e.g. ethics and cultural diversity courses also meet this requirement). (CSU equivalent courses: ANTH 100, ANTH 200, ANTH 340, ETST 316, IE 270, IE 550, PHIL 204, PHIL 205, SOC 100, SOC 205) Lifespan Development Courses in human development or developmental psychology that cover the entire lifespan. Available on-campus or online at http://www.learn.colostate.edu/ (CSU equivalent course: HDFS 101, HDFS 175/PSY 175) Introduction to Occupational Therapy Available on-campus or on-line at http://www.learn.colostate.edu (CSU equivalent course: OT 110) Medical Terminology Available on-campus or on-line at http://www.learn.colostate.edu (CSU equivalent course: OT 215). A certificate of completion form from a hospital-based medical terminology course is acceptable. Alternatively,
  6. 6. students may take the comprehensive multiple choice Medical Terminology Challenge Exam given in the Department following independent preparation using Brooks (5th or 6th edition). Exploring Medical Language. Mosby. A minimum score of 80% is required for students to continue in the program. Students are allowed two exam attempts within the first month of the fall semester. Statistics Any basic statistics course . (CSU equivalent course: STAT 201, STAT 204, STAT 301, STAT/ERHS 307, STAT 311) Course must appear on your transcript as taken in the year 1998 or later. *Other acceptable names of courses may be neuropsychology or biological psychology. A distance course that meets our requirements is Biological Psychology 1, PSYC 2012 (Section 640) at CU-Boulder. Other similar courses would also meet our requirements. Ohio State University How to Prepare for the Master in Occupational Therapy Program at Ohio State Admission to the Master in Occupational Therapy is expected to be highly competitive. Qualified applications will have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum overall GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. They will be required to submit competitive GRE scores, and must have completed a minimum of 40 documented hours of practical experience (observation, volunteer and/or work experience) in an occupational therapy setting in at least two of the following areas: mental health, rehabilitation, pediatric and gerontology settings. The following courses must be completed prior to beginning the MOT program: • abnormal psychology (3 credit hours) • General Sociology (5 credit hours) • Human anatomy (5 - 6 credit hours) • Human physiology (5 credit hours) • English composition (5 credit hours) • General Statistics (5 credit hours)
  7. 7. Pacific University PREREQUISITE COURSEWORK NATURAL SCIENCES: Credits Human Anatomy with lab 12 Human Physiology with lab Physics course is recommended. (This course need not be calculus based.) After completion of anatomy and physiology, any natural science courses may be taken in order to have a total of 12 SEM. HOURS. Note:Anatomy and physiology must be completed within the last seven years. SOCIAL SCIENCES: Credits Courses from minimally two (2) of the following areas: psychology, sociology, anthropology, politics, government, business, and economics. In these areas, include a life-span development course, and an abnormal psychology course. 12 EXPOSITORY WRITING: Credits 200 level course or above 3 APPLIED ARTS: Credits Various hands-on courses such as design, ceramics, dance, photography, or music. 4 Note: Personal "life experience" does not meet this requirement. Art or music appreciation, history, theory courses will not meet this requirement. A portion of this requirement may be completed through organized non-credit courses. If you select to do so, you must contact the Office of Admissions for Professional Programs to receive procedural forms prior to the application. COMMUNICATION: Credits Debate or public speaking 2 RESEARCH METHODS: Credits Courses from any of the following departments: psychology, 2
  8. 8. sociology, or anthropology. Note: Must include a qualitative research component. Statistics will be accepted. HUMANITIES: (in addition to the writing prerequisite.) Credits Courses from two (2) of the following areas: literature, religion, history, philosophy, ethics, and the history or appreciation of art, music, or theatre. 6 CROSS CULTURAL STUDIES: Credits Courses on the cultures of Asia, Africa, Latin America, or aspects of the American culture that draw upon these areas or the cultures of the indigenous peoples of North America. 2 PHYSICAL FITNESS: Credits May be taken "pass/no pass." 2 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY: Credits May be taken "credit/no credit." Complete sequence or course

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