Prerequisites

All candidates seeking admission to the Graduate Occupational Therapy Program must complete the courses below. Equivalent courses previously taken at other institutions may be considered for transfer credit, with the exception of those indicated below.

CS 111 Dynamics of Oral Communication (not taken as an online course)

BI 223 Anatomy and Physiology I

BI 224 Anatomy and Physiology II

MA 225 Introduction to Statistics

PS 102 General Psychology II or equivalent

PS 113 and PS 114 Developmental Psychology I and II or 6-credit lifespan equivalent

PS 226 Abnormal Psychology

SO 111 Introduction to Sociology

BI 333 Neuroscience

PY 114 Topics in Physics or PY221 General Physics I

The following courses must be taken at Dominican College

BI 324 Clinical Anatomy
OT 521 Introduction to Occupational Therapy Practice #
Or
OT 531 Overview of Occupational Therapy Practice (COTAs)#
OT 532 Kinesiology in Occupational Therapy Practice #

# – May only be taken after all other prerequisites are completed and the student has been officially accepted into the Graduate Occupational Therapy Program.  Courses are only offered during the summer trimester before the fall start of the professional course sequence.

This statement of prerequisites is subject to amendment in two respects:

  1. Writing proficiency is critical in the profession of Occupational Therapy. 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, in addition to the personal statement in OTCAS, as part of the Program’s admission process. Students must take the Transfer Writing and Math Placement Tests prior to taking any pre-requisites at Dominican College to assess the level of writing proficiency: http://www.dc.edu/academic-resources/learning-resource-center/placement/. Students may be required to enroll in writing courses or workshops as a result of these processes.
  2. The Anatomy & Physiology Challenge Examination is required to transfer Anatomy & Physiology I and/or II with grades of B- or higher earned more than five years before applying to Dominican College. The challenge exam may only be repeated once. Students who do not meet the academic standard for the challenge exam will be required to retake BI 223 and BI 224 Anatomy and Physiology I and II before taking BI324. Students with grades lower than B-  in BI 223and BI224  will be required to retake these courses.  Note that science prerequisites may only be retaken one time to earn the minimum required grade.