Pre-Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists work in hospitals, medical offices, rehabilitation centers and schools, and may also visit patients in their homes.  They serve patients who suffer from a wide variety of conditions, including physical, mental, emotional and developmental problems.  The Occupational Therapist helps the patient perform basic living and working tasks like dressing, eating, cooking and operating equipment like computers and phones, so that the patent may live a more independent and satisfying life.

Documents

Resources

Selected Regional OT Programs

University of South Dakota, Vermillion:
http://www.usd.edu/med.usdot/

University of North Dakota, Grand Forks:
http://www.med.und.nodak.edu/depts/ot/index.html

University of Kansas, KU Medical Center, Kansas City:
http://www.alliedhealth.kumc.edu/programs/ot/mot-prerequisites.html

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis:
http://www.cahp.umn.edu/degree/ot/

Creighton University, Omaha:
http://spahp2.creighton.edu/admission/OT/OT_Entry.htm

Idaho State University, Pocatello:
http://www.isu.edu/dpot/ot/mot.shtml
  

Important Note
Consult the admissions/application web pages of the professional programs for information on required pre-requisite courses and admissions tests, application procedures, and application deadlines. Some professional/graduate programs will not accept AP or CLEP credits, online courses, or correspondence courses for the core science and math pre-requisite requirements. Many programs also require that all pre-requisite coursework be completed within a certain period of time, e.g., within 5 years prior to application. Policies vary by school and program. Be sure you know the requirements.