Masters in Occupational Therapy Path (MOT)

As a Psychology or Biology major, you can go on to achieve your master's degree in Occupational Therapy. Programs that have earned national accreditation with the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) are recommended.

Required Courses

Most MOT programs require:

  • BIOL 1310 Human Anatomy
  • BIOL 1320 Human Physiology
  • PSYC 1600 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 2040 Psychopathology
  • PSYC 3016 Lifespan Development
  • MATH 2610 Statistics
  • ANTH 4110 Cultural Anthropology or SOCI 1800 Introduction to Sociology
  • A course in 3-dimensional art

Recommended Courses

In addition, most institutions require scores from the GRE. Many will require some form of experience shadowing an OT or working as an assistant in a PT/OT setting. It pays to research programs you are interested in early in your college career, so that you can plan your summers around shadowing opportunities.

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