Pre-Occupational Therapy

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Pre-Occupational Therapy

Both PT and OT programs are graduate degrees offered at many schools around the country. Alma has excellent pre-PT and Pre-OT programs that can be completed in conjunction with an Integrative Physiology and Health Science (IPHS) major.

Note that the IPHS major starts with BIO 121 as a pre-requisite for the physiology sequence (IPH 225-226). Students who have not taken BIO 121 in fall term of their first year should contact any member of the IPHS department to determine how best to enter into the major sequence.

The strong anatomy and physiology training provided by the IPHS major has allowed many students to gain entrance into professional programs across the country. Although professional school requirements differ among schools, most require a strong chemistry background. Students should investigate these requirements as soon as possible.

For more information, contact Dr. John Davis, Dr. Robyn Anderson or any other member of the Integrative Physiology and Health Science (IPHS) Department.

Additional Sites of Interest

The American Physical Therapy Association: professional and student pages, list of accredited programs

The American Occupational Therapy Association: professional and student pages, list of accredited programs