Pre-Requisites

Below are listed the most common pre-requisites for occupational therapy schools and the Bradley courses which will satisfy them. Be aware that each occupational therapy school may establish their own specific pre-requisites which may vary from this list, so it is your responsibility to carefully research the admission requirements for schools to which you plan to apply.  Pre-requisite courses may be taken as part of a Bradley major, minor, Bradley Core or free electives. Work with your academic advisor and Dr. Bennett to plan the best timing and sequence for completing pre-requisites for pre-occupational schools.  All science courses should be taken with labs unless otherwise noted.

See OTCAS Participating Programs Directory or individual program websites for program-specific requirements.

  • BIO 151: Molecules to Cells and BIO 152: Lab
    or BIO 111: Introduction to Cell Biology and BIO 113: Lab
  • BIO 230 Human Anatomy & Physiology I and BIO 231 Lab
  • BIO 232 Human Anatomy & Physiology II and BIO 233 Lab
  • CHM 100: Fundamentals of General Chemistry and CHM 101: Lab
    or CHM 110 General Chemistry I and CHM 111: Lab
  • CHM 302: Medical Terminology
    or NUR 391: Medical Terminology
  • PSY 101: Principles of Psychology
  • PSY 303: Lifespan Development
    or PSY 350: Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 311: Principles of Abnormal Psychology
    or PSY 356: Abnormal Psychology
  • 1 semester of Statistics:
    • MTH 111: 
    • BIO 260: Biological Statistics I and BIO 261: Biological Statistics II
    • PSY 205: Quantitative Methods
    • ENC 310: Statistical Procedures in Health Sciences
  • OT pre-requisites vary greatly between programs, and may also include physics, additional chemistry, additional biology, sociology, anthropology, ethics, nutrition, or others.