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Pre-Occupational Therapy Psychology Degree

What does Walsh's Pre-Occupational Therapy program entail? 

Students interested in a career as an Occupational Therapist major in psychology, with the intent to pursue a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy. This pre-professional major offers a strong background in behaviorally based techniques for interacting with clients and a solid foundation in coursework for graduate studies.


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What makes Walsh's Pre-Occupational Therapy program unique? 

  • Diverse Coursework. This major emphasizes core skills while engaging students in psychology and science coursework.
  • Experienced Faculty. Our professors hold the doctorate degree and are competent researchers and practitioners.
  • State of the Art Facilities. Walsh University houses laboratories equipped with the latest technologies giving our students "hands-on" experience with instruments and tools used in the field.
  • Master's of Science in Occupational Therapy. The Psychology pre-OT major provides the foundational education for competitive application for admission to a Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Degree Program. Walsh University will admit its first class of students to the MOT program in Fall 2017.

Generally speaking, what courses will I need to take? 

Pre-Occupational Therapy programs require students to take a solid core of psychology, math and science courses including:

  • Human Development Across the Lifespan
  • Principles of Sociology
  • Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Principles of Biology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Our coursework meets prerequisites for Walsh University's Master's of Science in Occupational Therapy.

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