Offered by Health Science Programs
The following pre-occupational therapy program is suggested for students interested in seeking admission to the occupational therapy program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Creighton University. Competition to gain a place in occupational therapy school is intense and cannot be guaranteed; students are expected to plan for a college major.1 The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Creighton University requires a baccalaureate degree for admission.
|BIOL 225||Anatomy and Physiology||4|
|BIOL 226||Anatomy and Physiology||4|
|BIOL 325||Medical Terminology||1|
|CHEM 145||Introductory Chemistry||4|
|PHIL 120||Introduction to Ethics||3|
|PSY 203||General Psychology||3|
|SPCH 100||Fundamentals of Speech Communication||3|
|Select 3 credit hours of HIST 100-HIST 499 2||3|
|PSY 230||Human Development||3|
|or PSY 231||Abnormal Behavior and Society|
|Select one of the following:||3-4|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Introduction to Academic Writing|
|Special Topics in Academic Writing and Research|
|Recommended Courses for Electives|
|Select from the following:|
|Introduction to Nutrition|
|College Algebra 3|
|Software Productivity Tools|
|Introduction to Health Promotion|
|Introduction to Anatomical Biomechanics|
|Individuals with Exceptionalities|
|Total Credit Hours||34-35|
These courses meet the requirements at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Creighton University. Students should check with the specific school(s) to which they intend 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 Applied Health Sciences if they have completed all General Studies requirements and have at least 85 semester credit hours completed in pre-OT studies.)
Except HIST 188.
Students with sufficient preparation may enter the mathematics program at a higher level.