The Occupational Therapy Program at Sacred Heart University requires students to have a background in a variety of physical and social sciences.

Only prerequisite courses grades of C or better meet the requirements.  As of Fall 2019 entry, only one prerequisite course may be retaken one time.  Prerequisite courses in Statistics and Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II must have been completed within the past five years.

  • Biology I with lab (4 credits)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II with lab (8 credits*)
  • A Psychology course (3 credits)
  • Abnormal psychology (3 credits)
  • Life Span Development or Developmental Psychology (Must include the study of the entire life-span, from birth to old age) (3 – 9 credits)
  • Sociology/Anthropology/Social Psychology/Diversity/Multicultural (3 credits)
  • Statistics/Psychological Statistics/Biostatistics (Must include descriptive statistics, probability, confidence intervals, correlation and hypothesis testing) (3 credits*)

Recommended elective for all applicants that would benefit you once in the graduate program:

  • Kinesiology
  • Physics with Lab (4 credits)
  • Neuroscience
  • Exercise Science

For Sacred Heart University courses that meet prerequisites, click here.