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Occupational Therapy

Common Requirements for Occupational Therapy

The list below shows common basic requirements for most occupational therapy programs in North Carolina. To make sure you are fulfilling the prerequisites for the schools you are interested in attending, please check their individual admissions websites. As a reminder, this list is not a substitute for meeting with the Academic Advisor in your College.

CourseRequirementFulfilled By*
Biology1 semesterBIO 183
Anatomy + Physiology2 semesters lecture, 1 semester labBIO 240
BIO 245
BIO 242
Exercise Physiology
or Advanced Biology
1 semesterHESM 478
or BIO 3xx
Sociology/Anthropology1 semesterSOC 202 or (203)
or ANTH 251 (or 252)
Psychology2-3 semestersPSY 200
PSY 376
PSY 470
Statistics1 semesterST 311 or ST 370
Medical Terminology1 semesterCLA 115
*some majors, such as Chemistry or Engineering, may have specific requirements for these courses. Please be sure to check with your Academic Advisor.

In addition to the above minimum requirements, some schools may require:

  • Reasoning or Philosophy
  • Developmental Biology (BIO 361)
  • English Composition

Prerequisites for Occupational Therapy in NC: