The pre-occupational therapy concentration is designed for students preparing for a professional career in occupational therapy. The goal of this concentration is to provide students with foundational understanding of children’s development and family dynamics in preparation for admission to Occupational Therapy programs.
Students in the pre-occupational therapy concentration experience a curriculum uniquely crafted to prepare them for working with children and families in diverse settings. For more information, here is an example of the pre-occupational therapy concentration degree plan. Courses in this concentration include:
Beyond classroom instruction, students in the pre-occupational therapy concentration gain over 40 hours of skills-based practice at the Piper Center for Family Studies and Child Development, our lab-based environment for developmentally-appropriate and best practices in the field. Beyond the lab environment, all Child and Family Studies students complete a 150-hour practicum in a field setting suited to the student’s professional goals.
Students who successfully complete the pre-occupational therapy concentration degree plan will be able to:
Students in the pre-occupational therapy concentration are encouraged to check with the Pre-Health office on campus regarding the requirements of the programs to which you aspire in order to ensure you meet all prerequisite requirements. Students may petition for changes to the science course requirements if there is a discrepancy.