2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog
Offered by Health Science Programs

Pre-Occupational Therapy

The following pre-occupational therapy program is suggested for students interested in seeking admission to the occupational therapy programs at Creighton University and the College of St. Mary. Competition to gain a place in occupational therapy school is intense and cannot be guaranteed; students are expected to plan for a college major**. Creighton University requires a baccalaureate degree for admission.

  1. Suggested Course of Study
    • The following courses are required by the College of Saint Mary and Creighton University.
    • Take all of the following:
      • BIOL 225, Anatomy and Physiology - 4 hours
      • BIOL 226, Anatomy and Physiology - 4 hours
      • BIOL 325, Medical Terminology - 1 hour
      • CHEM 145GS, Introductory Chemistry - 4 hours
      • ENG 101, Introduction to Academic Writing - 3 hours
      • ENG 102GS, Academic Writing and Research - 3 hours
      • PHIL 120GS, Introduction to Ethics - 3 hours
      • PSY 203GS, General Psychology - 3 hours
      • PSY 250GS, Behavioral Statistics - 4 hours
      • SPCH 100GS, Fundamentals of Speech Communication - 3 hours
    • Take 3 hours of HIST (except HIST 188GS)
    • Additional Requirements at College of St. Mary:
    • Take all of the following:
      • MGT 301, Principles of Management - 3 hours
      • PSY 230GS, Human Development - 3 hours
      • PSY 231GS, Abnormal Behavior and Society - 3 hours
      • SOC 100GS, Introduction to Sociology - 3 hours
    • Take 1 course from:
  2. Recommended Courses for Electives
    • FSID 110GS, Introduction to Nutrition - 3 hours
    • MATH 102GS*, College Algebra - 3 hours
    • *Students with sufficient preparation may enter the mathematics program at a higher level.
    • MIS 182GS, Software Productivity Tools - 3 hours
    • PE 229, Wellness Interventions - 3 hours
    • PE 360, Introduction to Anatomical Biomechanics - 4 hours
    • TESE 421, Individuals with Exceptionalities - 3 hours

The student should check with the specific school(s) to which he/she intends to apply to ensure all requirements are fulfilled. Requirements can vary greatly between different occupational therapy schools.

**Students pursuing a program of study in pre-occupational therapy are expected to choose a major so that they can be working towards a baccalaureate degree concurrently with the pre-occupational therapy program. This requires a major/minor combination or a comprehensive major as well as completion of the UNK general studies requirements and other degree requirements as set forth in the college catalog. (Students who are accepted into occupational therapy school prior to completing a baccalaureate degree at UNK may be eligible to receive a BS degree in Health Science if they have completed all General Studies requirements and have at least 90 semester hours completed in pre-OT studies.)

9 Oct 2012