You may begin taking occupational therapy courses as early as your first semester. In your first two years as an undergraduate, you complete a set of prerequisite courses including:
- Introduction to occupational science, where you are introduced to the occupational therapy profession, complete an activity analysis using cooking, and hear from community members about personal illness experiences.
- A two-course sequence in human development that emphasizes development of motor skills and occupations across the life span. In the first semester, you participate in a child play lab to observe motor, social, language, and cognitive skills. In the second semester, you focus on young adult relationships as well as cognition, physical, emotional, relationships, career/work, and leisure in older individuals.
Alongside your occupational therapy coursework, you will complete liberal arts, writing, diversity, and other courses required of all students under the Integrated Core Curriculum.