Professional Sequence


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 Academic Studies Coordinators 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 with the exception of the courses indicated by an asterisk.

  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Introduction to Statistics or Psychological Statistics
  • General Psychology I or equivalent
  • Developmental Psychology I
  • Developmental Psychology II
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Group Dynamics
  • Topics in Physics*/Physics
  • Neuroscience
  • Kinesiology in Occupational Therapy Practice*
  • Overview of Occupational Therapy Practice for COTAs*
  • Introduction to Occupational Therapy Diverse Background Students*

*Must be taken at Dominican College

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. As a result, students may be required to enroll in one or more writing courses.
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. Students who fail this challenge exam will be required to take Anatomy & Physiology I and II.