occupational therapist working with young girl to color in a flower on a coloring sheet

Admission Requirements

Required Prerequisites Credit Hours Additional Information
Biology 3-4 Lab not required, but recommended
Human or Vertebrate Anatomy 3-4* Lab not required, but recommended
Human or Vertebrate Physiology 3-4 Lab not required, but recommended
Introduction to Psychology 3
Abnormal Psychology 3
Human Development (Lifespan) 3 Birth to Death
Sociology or Anthropology Coursework 3
Research Methods 3-4 Qualitative or Quantitative Research, Statistics or Research Methods
Medical Terminology 1-2 A medical terminology certificate (online or on ground) could be used to fulfill the prerequisite requirements for this coursework

* Can be combined A/P for 8 Credits

College Transcripts: A bachelor’s degree is required prior to enrollment.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE): No current level is set for admission. However, scores are reviewed and used to evaluate an applicant’s standardized testing abilities.

Overall GPA: Minimum of 3.0 overall GPA. All prerequisite courses must reflect a “C” or better.

Math/Science GPA: 2.7 overall (All courses must reflect a “C” or better.)

References: Three references are required. At least one reference must be from an occupational therapist and one reference from a college professor who can attest to your ability to enter a competitive professional program.

OT Observation Hours: 40 hours are required to explore occupational therapy as a career in at least two documented different settings.

Interview: By invitation

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please complete this form or call 864-938-3710.

The program has applied for approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and is awaiting a decision concerning our substantive change.