Your Path in Pre-Occupational Therapy
If you're aspiring to pursue a career in occupational therapy, careful planning of your undergraduate program is essential to meet the prerequisites for admission to occupational therapy school. Occupational therapists are integral to the health care team, assessing and addressing conditions that impact individuals' ability to perform everyday activities.
While the University of South Dakota's pre-occupational therapy program is carefully structured to provide students with a curriculum that covers essential required courses, you should consult with individual professional occupational therapy schools for specific requirements. Working with your advisor is crucial to plan a course of study aligned with the admission requirements of your preferred occupational therapy programs.
This pre-occupational therapy program does not lead to a degree. Explore the details provided below and refer to our frequently asked questions to gain insights into how the program will shape your USD education and prepare you for success.
Degrees & Offerings
USD's pre-occupational therapy program is designed to prepare you for applications to occupational therapy school. Although you won't graduate with a degree specifically in pre-occupational therapy, the program complements your chosen major, offering a comprehensive pre-professional curriculum. Advising plays a crucial role in navigating any pre-professional path, so it's essential to communicate your interest in occupational therapy school with your advisor and inquire about how this decision will impact your education at USD.