The Occupational Therapy Program at Sacred Heart University requires students to have a background in a variety of physical and social sciences. As such, the following courses are prerequisites for those applying as of Fall 2016 entry:

  • 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*)

Only prerequisite course grades of C or better meet the requirements.

*Prerequisite courses in Statistics and Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II must have been completed within the past 10 years.

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.