Prerequisites

Credit transferability can be tentatively evaluated through KU’s Office of Admissions and Scholarships Transfer and Earned Credit.


Required Courses

Math and Statistics (3 credits)
Required: 1 college algebra (or higher) and 1 statistics course.

English (6 credits)
Required: English composition I and II courses. An advanced English course with a writing emphasis is recommended.

Communication (3 credits)
Required: 1 communications class.

Ethics (3 credits)
Required: 1 ethics course.

Science (8 or more credits)
Required: biology, physiology, human anatomy, and anatomy lab. Combined anatomy and physiology (w/ lab) is accepted w/ min. 5 credit hours. Human anatomy/lab must be taken within the past 5 years.

Psychology (6 credits)
Required: 3 semester hours EACH of general and abnormal psychology courses.

Sociology (3 credits)
Required: 1 sociology or cultural anthropology course.

Human Development (3 credits)
Required: 1 course in human development. Child or adult development courses will be accepted for this requirement; lifespan development is recommended. Many other courses will fulfill this requirement.

Grade requirements include an overall 3.0 cumulative undergraduate grade point average and a 3.0 admitting GPA, on a 4.0 scale. The admitting GPA is comprised of the grades earned in the prerequisite courses only. Information documented on student transcripts will be used to calculate all grade point averages. Consistent with University of Kansas policy, the admissions committee will replace grades of classes that have been repeated. Applicants must earn a C or above in all required courses.

All applicants must complete at least 24 credit hours of prerequisite course work, including at least 3 credit hours of required science courses, before submitting an application to this program.

All applicants must have completed 90 hours of course work including the prerequisites listed at right. Please use the prerequisite course work and plan for completion worksheet PDF document to help ensure these requirements will be met.

General Electives
Additional elective course work must bring the total hours to at least 90, when combined with prerequisite course work, prior to the start of the BS/MOT program. Of these, at least 6 semester hours must be numbered 300 (junior level) or above on the KU course listings. Please be advised that the University of Kansas transfers a maximum of 64 credit hours from accredited community colleges Applicants may fulfill this requirement with any combination of college-level course work taken for a letter grade, earning C or higher. Remedial and technical classes will not be accepted. Credit/No Credit and Pass/Fail courses do NOT fulfill required course requirements.

Recommended courses within the general electives include: biology and physiology labs, additional biological science courses, physics, kinesiology or biomechanics, professional or technical writing, additional communications courses, a sociology or psychology course focusing on family issues or development, special education, health and wellness, community/public health, sign language, foreign language, a hands-on art course, diversity and/or multicultural studies, or additional humanities of interest to the student. The program does not make specific suggestions to students regarding general electives. Students are encouraged to explore areas of interest and develop areas of study that will strengthen his or her preparation to enter and participate in the BS/MOT program.

Please contact the KU Department of Occupational Therapy Education for the most up-to-date information and guidance by e-mail or calling 913-588-7195. Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Central time zone).

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Last modified: Aug 19, 2014
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