Prerequisites for the Doctorate of Occupational Therapy

PREREQUISITES FOR THE Doctorate in Occupational Therapy PROGRAM.

OT Prerequisites

Entrance into the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program for fall 2019 requires a baccalaureate degree.

Entrance into the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program for fall 2020 or later requires a minimum of 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of prerequisite coursework.

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, six semester hours will be required) 3 4.5
Psychology (three of the six hours must include either human development or abnormal psychology) 6 9
English Composition 3 4.5
Statistics  3 4.5
Medical Terminology 1 1.5
Electives (Creighton Undergraduate students must complete six hours of Theology among the elective hours) 38 57
Total 60 90

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 occupational therapy. View a list of the Occupational Therapy program’s technical standards.

Immunization Requirements

Creighton University puts certain requirements in place for students and the health and wellbeing of our campus community. More information on Creighton’s immunization requirements can be found here.