Pre-requisite Occupational Therapy coursework:*
- Abnormal Psychology (or psychopathology or psychology of deviance): 3 s.h.
- A course in developmental psychology (human development across the life span including theories of development): 3 s.h.
- Human Anatomy (laboratory component required): 4 s.h.
- Human Physiology or Exercise Physiology (laboratory component required): 4 s.h.
- Social behavioral science course (e.g. sociology, anthropology, political science, public health, epidemiology): 3 s.h.
- Structural and Mechanical Kinesiology: 3 s.h.
- RECOMMENDED: Elementary Statistics (can be online course)
- HPR 130 - Orientation to Occupational Therapy: The Profession and Practice. This course is offered as an online/hybrid course and must be taken at Hofstra University. The practical portion of this class may be taken out-of-state at the discretion of the Occupational Therapy Program Director. Students may receive conditional acceptance into the program prior to completion of this course, but matriculation into the program and registration for OTH 200-205 will not be granted until this course is completed.
When anatomy and physiology are taken as a combined survey course, a full complete sequence of two semesters [Anatomy & Physiology I and Anatomy & Physiology II] must be taken to fulfill Human Anatomy and Human Physiology prerequisites.
*All pre-OT course work must be completed before matriculation into the occupational therapy program. Preference will be given to applicants with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all coursework, and a cumulative GPA of 2.75 in science courses. It is necessary to indicate courses in progress or planned on the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS) application.