Prerequisite Courses FAQ
Do you accept advanced placement (AP) credits in lieu of a letter grade to fulfill prerequisite courses?
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No. The OTD program requires a minimum of 30 hours of observation of an occupational therapy practitioner for admission, but recommend 50 hours.
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You may apply with prerequisites in progress. It is strongly recommended that an applicant completes 19 credits of prerequisite course work prior to submitting an application.
The OTD Admissions Committee may consider requests for course substitutions on a case-by-case basis. The applicant must submit the course description and syllabus for review.
Yes. The OTD program accepts all AP courses that were counted toward a student's undergraduate degree as fulfilling prerequisite requirements. These must be documented on official transcripts.
Applicants must complete Anatomy and Physiology courses within the last 5 years prior to application or demonstrate ongoing work experiences that have kept this knowledge current (e.g., occupational therapy assistant, athletic trainer). All remaining letter-graded prerequisite coursework is acceptable no matter when the coursework was completed. However, we strongly recommend that applicants take refresher courses as needed to fully prepare themselves for our accelerated OTD program.