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OTD & MOT Prerequisite Courses

In order to enroll in the entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy or Master of Occupational Therapy programs, students must earn a minimum grade of C in prerequisite course work. Each prerequisite course must be successfully completed before a student may begin the selected program. Courses taken on a pass/fail or non-credit basis are not accepted for prerequisite courses. AP courses are also not accepted for prerequisite courses.

All requirements are stated in semester credits. Convert quarter hours (qh) to semester hours (sh) by multiplying qh X .66 (Example: 5 qh X .66 = 3.3 semester hours).

Biological Sciences (9 credits minimum)

Must complete each of the following:

  • Biology or Zoology
  • Anatomy with lab
  • Physiology with lab

Chemistry (3 credits minimum)

Physics (3 credits minimum)

Statistics (3 credits minimum—course must be taken through a math department)

Behavioral Sciences (12 credits minimum)

Must complete each of the following:

  • General Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Lifespan Psychology (Must include entire lifespan, birth to death.)
  • Sociology or Anthropology

Written and Verbal Communication (8 credits minimum)

Must complete each of the following:

  • English Composition
  • Literature
  • Speech

Medical Terminology (required)

UIndy's School of Occupational Therapy offers a progressive, challenging curriculum. The admission policies and prerequisite criteria have evolved as the result of years of careful evaluation, and are designed to ensure that each admitted applicant has the necessary preparation to succeed in the occupational therapy program. To that end, applicants should pursue the highest level of preparation possible.