School of Health Sciences

Prerequisite Courses

The following courses must be completed with a "C" or better for eligibility to the Occupational Therapy Program. Please review the pdficonEquivalencies Chart  for prerequisite courses that can be taken at other Universities in Ohio.

Four of the eight required prerequisite courses must be completed by the January 15th application deadline, and two of those four must be natural sciences courses or their equivalent.  All eight prerequisites must be completed before the MOT Program start date in Fall.

Natural Sciences:

  • ​​Pathology (CSU - HSC 381 or equivalent)
    Introduction to medical diagnosis and treatment covering basic concepts and nomenclature of pathology, major diseases of the systems of the body, epidemiology, biopsychosocial concepts, pharmacology, infectious disease, cellular injury and tissue repair, neoplasia, genetic disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, nervous system disorders, and psychiatric disorders. 

  • Physiology (CSU -HSC 422/450 , BIO 422/423 or equivalent) lab component recommended.
    Human or vertebrate physiology are preferred. 

  • Human Anatomy (CSU - HSC 475/ 457 or equivalent) lab component strongly recommended.
    Human cadaver prosection or dissection is recommended. 

  • Neurosciences (CSU - HSC 476/478 or equivalent) lab component recommended.
    Study of the structure and function of the human central and peripheral nervous systems including vascular components and special senses. Lecture or Laboratory sessions may include human nervous system material in the course atlas, human brain dissections, slides, overheads, and anatomical models. 

Social Sciences:

  • Lifespan (CSU - PSY 223 or equivalent)
    Examination of human development; content covering from infancy through old age preferred​
  • Abnormal Psychology (CSU - PSY 345 or equivalent)
    Survey of major psychological disorders and their classification, etiology, and management.
  • Social Science Statistics (CSU - PSY 317 or Math 347 or equivalent)
    Content should include measures of central tendency, correlations, t-tests, analysis of variance, non-parametric statistics, application of descriptive and inferential statistics to the analysis and interpretation of data in the social sciences, and hypothesis testing.

Medical Terminology – (CSU - HSC 203 or equivalent) Evidence of completion of a medical terminology course.