Occupational Therapy Requirements
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
- Occupational Therapists utilize everyday activities (occupations) to help people of all ages develop skills and strategies to participate in the things they want and need to do in their everyday lives.
- There is no particular major required for occupational school although a strong background in science is highly recommended. It is the applicant's responsibility to research each school and review recommended coursework in addition to verifying the prerequisites listed below. Application dates and deadlines may vary.
- Completion of a baccalaureate degree is required for admission, along with the GRE (Graduate Record Exam).
|Courses||U of M Course||# of hours required by University of Tennessee Health Science Center|
|Anatomy & Physiology||BIOL 2010/2011
|General Biology||BIOL 1110/111||4|
|Additional Science Course||CHEM 1110/1111
**See Note Below**
|Kinesiology||ESMS 3405* or ESMS
|Statistics||EDPR 4541, SCMS 2710,
MATH 1530, SOCI 3311,
|General Psychology||PSYC 1030||3|
|Human Growth and Development||EDPR 2111||3|
|Abnormal Psychology||PSYC 3102||3|
|Sociology/Anthropology/Social Psychology||Any SOCI or ANTH course or PSYC 3106||3|
|Scientific Terminology||CLAS 3021 or HMSE 2000||1 - 3 (an online course is acceptable)|
|English Composition||ENGL 1010
|Humanities||See Advisor for options||9|
|Electives||See Advisor for options||Need to earn a minimum of 90 total hours|
*Non-ESMS majors should contact Ms. Kathy Walker (email@example.com) for a permit.
** Chem 1110/1111 is highly recommended as this course is a prerequisite for Biol 1110/1111.