All candidates for the Occupational Therapy program must be admitted to the College through the Office of Admissions prior to initiating the admissions process for Occupational Therapy. After a candidate is admitted to the College, the Coordinators of Academics in the Occupational Therapy Program provide course advisement, course approval, and continuing guidance during the student's remaining prerequisite coursework and throughout the course of study in the Occupational Therapy program. All applicants must complete the following prerequisites prior to admission to the OT Entry-Level Master's program. Courses previously taken at other institutions may be transferred in except for the courses indicated.
Anatomy & Physiology I & II
Topics in Physics/Physics
Kinesiology in Occupational Therapy Practice*
Sociology General Psychology I
Neuroscience Developmental Psychology I and II or equivalent
Introduction to Statistics or Psychological Statistics
Math 112 (if needed)
Overview of OT Practice for OTAs*
Introduction to OT Practice for non/OTAs*
*Must be taken at Dominican
This statement of prerequisites is subject to amendment in two respects:
- Writing proficiency is critical in the profession of Occupational Therapy, and Dominican College is committed to providing its students with the kind of preparation that will assist them in the program and in their later careers; thus, all students are required to provide an on-site writing sample as part of the Program's admission process. Students should contact the Coordinator of Academics within 6 months of admission to the College regarding the procedures for a writing sample. Students may be required to enroll in writing courses or workshops as a result of this process.
- The Anatomy & Physiology Challenge Examination is required for all applicants who took Anatomy & Physiology courses more than five years before application to the program at Dominican College. Only students who received a grade of B- or better are eligible to take this challenge exam. Students who fail this challenge exam will be required to take Anatomy & Physiology I and II.