Required Prerequisite Courses

  • Anatomy and Physiology, 8 hours
  • Physics and/or Kinesiology and/or Biomechanics, 3 hours
  • Abnormal Psychology, 3 hours
  • Human or Psychology Development, 3 hours
  • Statistics or Research Design, 3 hours
  • Sociology and/or Philosophy and/or Ethics, 3 hours

Not more than 9 hours of prerequisite courses can be in progress when applying to the program. CLEP and AP credit will not be accepted for the prerequisite courses listed above. A bachelor's degree can be in progress but must be completed prior to enrollment of the program. BLS for healthcare professionals and all immunizations must be current prior to enrollment of the program. At time of enrollment each student must sign a Technical Standards/Essential Functions form.



If you have any questions regarding possible substitute courses for the required prerequisites then send your question along with the course number and course description to the John Jackson, OT Program Director at:


Please contact Tracie Rinehardt, Coordinator of Admissions — E&H School of Health Sciences for any questions, inquiries or additional information.

**NOTE: The MOT program has received Candidacy Status from ACOTE and approval by SACSCOC. **

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