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Pre-occupational Therapy Concentration

According to the Americal Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA): “Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.”

The Pre-Occupational Therapy concentration prepares students to apply to occupational therapy graduate programs. The concentration requirements can be satisfied by taking the following courses in addition to the Kinesiology major courses:

  • PSY 220 Person in Psychological Context
  • PSY 246 Clinical Psychology: Psychopathology
  • SOC 10X 100-level Sociology class
  • One semester of writing (additional literature courses recommended)
  • Recommended: Health Professions Seminars I-IV (taken in sophomore and junior years)

No, any Gordon College student can complete the Pre-Occupational Therapy concentration. Additional courses required for the concentration that are met by the Kinesiology major requirements are:

  • BIO/KIN 213 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO/KIN 214 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • MAT 220 Biostatistics
  • KIN 323 Foundations of Exercise Physiology

Visit the Health Professions webpage for more information.