Pre-Occupational Therapy


A master’s degree in occupational therapy is required for practice in the profession. Students interested in completing the pre-occupational therapy focus at UNCG typically pursue the Therapeutic Recreation concentration of the Recreation & Parks Management (BS) degree. Interested students are encouraged to contact Dr. Bedini or Dr. Kinney prior to registering for first semester classes.


    • Prepares you to apply to attend any accredited master of science in occupational therapy program in the nation.
    • Faculty advising helps position students for acceptance into a master's program in occupational therapy and is valuable in the application process.
    • Coursework includes prerequisites for entry into a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program, including:
      • human anatomy with lab
      • human physiology with lab
      • statistics
      • human development across the lifespan
      • abnormal psychology
      • medical terminology
      • biomechanics
      • occupational therapy general education requirements (such as general psychology, general biology, business ethics, sociology, anthropology)
    • On degree completion, eligible for credentials in therapeutic recreation.
    • N.C. institutions that offer programs for a Master of Science (MS) in Occupational Therapy:
      • East Carolina University
      • Lenoir-Rhyne University
      • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
      • Winston-Salem State University

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