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Pre-occupational theraphy

Pre-occupational therapy

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Common majors: kinesiology, social welfare, biology

Help those impacted by injuries, illnesses or disabilities to participate in the “occupations” of daily life—from working to eating to engaging in school activities and social situations. Occupational therapists fuse their scientific expertise and compassionate spirit to support patients of all ages in the process of developing or recovering skills, gaining independence, and improving quality of life.

Graduate-level experiences for undergrads

microscope and brain

Study and research in the on-campus donor (cadaver) lab, a rare opportunity for undergraduates.


Pursue an internship at the on-campus Center for Balance, Mobility and Wellness.


Gain real clinical experiences through Gordon’s internship program at Duke University and the Gordon Medical Observership program.

Required Courses for Track 3: Pre-occupational Therapy

BIO 213 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Credits: 4
BIO 214 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II Credits: 4
KIN 213 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Credits: 4
KIN 214 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II Credits: 4 

MAT 220 - Biostatistics Credits: 4
KIN 323 - Foundations of Exercise Physiology Credits: 4
PSY 180 - Person in Psychological Context Credits: 4
PSY 246 - Clinical Psychology: Psychopathology Credits: 4
SOC10X - 100-level Sociology class

One semester of writing (additional literature courses recommended)


HLP 200 - Health Professions Seminars I Credits: 0
HLP 201 - Health Professions Seminars II Credits: 0
HLP 300 - Health Professions Seminars III Credits: 0
HLP 301 - Health Professions Seminars IV Credits: 2

NOTE: An internship is strongly recommended prior to applying to graduate school.

Kinesiology–PreOT Advising Sheet ➔ 
Biology, BA–Human Health Advising Sheet ➔


For more information, contact:

Sean Clark, Ph.D.
Director of Health Professions
Professor of Kinesiology
P 978 867 4844

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