Pre-ProfessionalPage address: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/hp/undergraduate/preprofessional.html
Descriptions of courses listed below are available on the Undergraduate Catalog page.
This pre–professional program encompasses the prerequisite courses needed to apply to most professional occupational therapy programs. These programs may accept students after their sophomore or junior year, or after obtaining a Bachelor's degree in any area as long as all the listed prerequisite courses are completed.
- BIOL 220 – Human Anatomy (4)
- BIOL 330 – Human Physiology (4)
- CHEM 106 - Introduction to Chemistry for Allied Heatlh (3)
- STAT 154 – Elementary Statistics (3)
- HLTH 321 – Medical Terminology (3)
- SOC 101 – Introduction to Sociology (3)
- PSYC 101 – Psychology (4)
- PSYC 433 – Child Psychology (4) and
- PSYC 436 – Adolescent Psychology (4) and
- PSYC 466 - Psychology of Aging (4) OR
- KSP 235 - Human Development (3)
- PSYC 455 – Abnormal Psychology (4)
- HP 265 - Orientation to Physical and Occupational Therapy (1)
- PHYSICS course are also now increasing required by OT programs.
The Pre–Physical Therapy curriculum is primarily a science–oriented curriculum which would meet the requirements for admission to most schools of physical therapy. Most physical therapy schools now require a Bachelor's degree prior to application for admission, although a few still accept students following two or three years of college preparation.