Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) or Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Degree
Occupational Therapists work collaboratively with individuals, families, caregivers, and other groups whose life patterns and ability to engage in valued occupations have been altered as a result of various circumstances (i.e. cognitive or developmental problems, injury or illness, social or emotional dysfunctions, or the aging process).EXPLORE THIS CAREER
Timeline for occupational therapy school applicants. This timeline is subject to change based on students’ competitiveness and readiness to apply.
Before applying to an Occupational Therapy program, schools will expect you to establish academic readiness through undergraduate coursework. Occupational Therapy schools have specific coursework that is required for admission.
Research the requirements of the schools where you plan to apply as OT course requirements will and can vary from school to school. You can consult the individual Occupational Therapy school websites for information on admission requirements.
Common Coursework Requirements for Texas OT Programs
The below science and math courses are common among each OT program; students should check individual websites for additional course pre-requisite requirements.
Biology requirements: BIO 2053 + BIO 2051 (lab); BIO 2063 + BIO 2061 (lab)*
Physics requirements: PHY 1603*
Social & Behavioral Sciences requirements: PSY 2503*, PSY 2513*
Statistics: STA 1053; STA 1403*; or PSY 2073*
*indicates UTSA pre-requisite course required
- American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
- Texas OT Schools - see below links
- Abilene Christian University
- Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
- Texas Woman's University
- University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences-Austin Campus
- University of Texas at El Paso
- University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
- University of Texas Medical Branch
- University of Texas Rio Grande Valley