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Prerequisites

A bachelor's degree and 20 hours of prerequisite coursework are required.

GRE scores submitted at the time of application.

To obtain credit for volunteer/work experience, each applicant must complete 30 hours specifically in occupational therapy.

Three reference forms; one from the occupational therapy practitioner who supervised volunteer or work experience. The second and third references should be provided by major advisors or professors.

These forms are found inside the university application.

Prerequisite Courses

Human Anatomy (must include lab): 4 Semester Hours
Human Physiology (must include lab): 4 Semester Hours
Statistics: 3 Semester Hours
Lifespan Human Development: 3 Semester Hours
Abnormal Psychology: 3 Semester Hours
Sociology/Anthropology: 3 Semester Hours
Medical Terminology (recommended): 1 Semester Hour

Total: 21

Special Notes

View a guide of Frequently Approved Prerequisites.

Combined Anatomy and Physiology courses are accepted; however, you must take Anatomy and Physiology I and II to fulfill the separate Anatomy and Physiology requirements.

Anatomy and Physiology prerequisites need to be rigorous classroom-based courses, not taken online or with open book testing, and must be from an accredited institution.

The Office of Enrollment Management is able to offer unofficial transcript evaluations from March 1 through June 30. Please call Enrollment Management at 843-792-2536 to speak with an admissions specialist.

Before applying to our program, please be aware that a felony conviction may affect your ability to sit for the examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy after you graduate, and subsequently your ability to attain state licensure. The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy offers an early determination to assess examination eligibility. Go to NBCOT and read the Early Review section for details.