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Occupational Therapy

Disclaimer: Illinois State University does not have a Pre-Occupational Therapy program. The following are recommended courses but will depend upon your chosen educational institution. Please contact Preprofessional Advisor Ashley Berg for additional information.

Preparing for Occupational Therapy School Checklist

For information on career paths in physical therapy, visit ExploreHealthCareers.org.


Prerequisite Courses at ISU

Graduate programs have varied requirements for coursework to be completed prior to admission. However, requirements typically include:


Required Courses

Anatomy & Physiology - 8 hours

  • BSC 181 & BSC 182 OR
  • KNR 181/183 & KNR 182/184

General Chemistry- 4 hours

  • CHE 140

Communications- 3 hours

  • COM 110

English Composition- 3 hours

  • ENG 101

Mathematics- 4 hours

  • MAT 120

Medical Terminology - 3 hours

  • HSC 105

Physics- 4 hours

  • PHY 105

Statistics - 3 hours

  • PSY 138

Psychology - 12 hours

  • PSY 110
  • PSY 213
  • PSY 303
  • PSY 350

Humanities - 3 hours

  • Anthropology or sociology course

Introduction to OT

  • Take at a college with OTA or OT program

Standardized Test

Graduate Record Examination revised General Test


Application Information

Centralized Application Service for Occupational Therapy (OTCAS)

For additional information about the occupational therapy profession, please visit the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

List of occupational therapy programs in the United States.


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