twenty-first century education
OTD Prerequisites - Entry-Level



A baccalaureate degree is required for entrance into the program. Prerequisite courses may be completed at any regionally accredited institution and must be completed with a grade of C or better (a C- grade is not acceptable). All prerequisite coursework must be completed by August 1 of the desired year of entry.

Courses Semester Hrs Quarter Hrs
Theology, Philosophy and/or Ethics (also includes religion or logic) 3 4.5
Culture, Ideas and/or Civilizations (includes history, world religions, American studies, world literature, or women's studies) 3 4.5
Human Anatomy (If enrolled in a combined anatomy/physiology course, 6 semester hours will be required.) 3 4.5
Psychology (3 of the 6 hours must include either human development or abnormal psychology) 6 9
English Composition 3 4.5

Statistics or Research

3 4.5
Medical Terminology 1 1.5

The School of Pharmacy and Health Professions will make the final determination regarding courses satisfying requirements.


Technical Standards

In addition to the academic requirements for admission, students must possess skills and abilities that will allow them to successfully complete the curriculum and practice the profession of occupational therapy. A list of the Occupational Therapy program’s technical standards can be found here.


Immunization Requirements

Creighton University puts certain requirements in place for its students for the health and well-being of our campus community.  More information on Creighton's Immunization Requirements can be found here.


Have additional questions? Find out more about this program by contacting the admissions staff. Request more information or give us a call at 1-800-325-2830 Ext. 1.