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Pre-Occupational Therapy

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).



Timeline for occupational therapy school applicants. This timeline is subject to change based on students’ competitiveness and readiness to apply.


Pre-requisite Coursework

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