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.
Austin Kennedy - Class of 2015
Majors: Exercise Science and Occupational Therapy
Knowing that you mattered and knowing that at the end of the day the professors actually cared about you as an individual, and not just your grade, was something that really made a difference.
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.