Pre-Occupational Therapy Advising


Students who are interested in pursuing Pre-Occupational Therapy should indicate their interest by completing the Declaration of Major form. Those students who have already declared an academic major should first plan to see their major advisor to discuss both major and general requirements. Following that meeting, students can meet with any advisor in the Office for Academic & Pre-Professional Advising to discuss their path to Occupational Therapy school.

Common Pre-Requisites

We have provided a list of common pre-requisites necessary for admission to Occupational Therapy programs. It is important to note that this list is not inclusive of all programs. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate with schools you are interested in attending and determine what/if any additional requirements are needed.  A printable copy of these courses is listed below.

Requirement UMBC Course UMBC Title
BIOL 101 (3) Concepts of Biology
BIOL 251 (3) Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 251L (1) Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
BIOL 252 (3) Human Anatomy & Physiology II
BIOL 252L (1) Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
CHEM 123 (4) Intro to General Organic & Biochemistry I
CHEM 124 (3) Intro to General Organic & Biochemistry II
CHEM 124L (2) Intro to General Organic & Biochemistry Lab
Physics PHYS 111 (4) Basic Physics I
Statistics STAT 121 (4) Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences
PSYC 100 (4) Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 285 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 306 Lifespan of Human Development
Sociology SOCY 101 (3) Basic Concepts in Sociology
English ENGL 100 (3) English Composition
Emergency Health Services EHS 115 (3) Medical Terminology
Other Coursework Includes General and Major Requirements

Pre-Occupational Therapy Printable Requirements

Additional Electives to Consider

The following courses are not required for entrance to Medical Technology programs, but are great options to consider for your Social Science and Arts & Humanities electives as well as to expand your overall knowledge of health care.