Regis College's Pre-Occupational Therapy (OT) curriculum helps students prepare for the challenges of the premiere OT programs throughout the United States.
OT programs do not require any particular major. Students should select a major based on academic strengths and interests. Common majors for our pre-OT students are psychology, exercise science, and therapeutic recreation. Many other majors, however, are possible.
Here is a list of common prerequisite courses that Regis offers for students interested in applying for our top-tier OT programs when they graduate.
|Course Subject||# of Semesters||Regis Course Number to fulfill requirement|
|Anatomy and Physiology w/lab||2 Semesters||BI 105, BI 106|
|Biology||1 semester of general biology with lab||BI 203, BI 209|
|Psychology||2-3 semesters required by most programs||PS 203 Introduction to Psychology, PS 309 Abnormal Psychology, Developmental Psychology: PS 233 and PS 307|
|Math||Programs require 1 semester||MA 210 Statistics|
|Physics||Some programs require 1 semester||PY 213, PY 214|
|Chemistry||Some programs require 1 semester||CH 103|
|Other Classes that might be applicable:
||Check for specific program requirements||HFS 314 Motor Learning, HFS 316 Kinesiology, BI 212 Pathophysiology|
|Social Sciences||1-2 semesters||SO 201 Sociology|
A centralized application service is available through the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS). Applications are typically submitted a year before a student expects to enroll in a professional program. Submissions begin in mid-July with most schools viewing applicants on a rolling basis. It is highly encouraged to apply early in the submission process.