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:
  • Kinesiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Motor Learning
  • Gross Anatomy (required by Boston University)
Check for specific program requirements HFS 314 Motor Learning, HFS 316 Kinesiology, BI 212 Pathophysiology
Social Sciences 1-2 semesters SO 201 Sociology

Applying to OT Programs

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.

Most OT programs require that students complete the GRE which is administered through Education Testing Service (ETS).