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Courses for a Degree in Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy focuses on helping people overcome challenges from illnesses or injury.

For this major you’ll take lots of occupational therapy classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in occupational therapy.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in occupational therapy:

Occupational Therapy Courses:

  • Body Functions and Structures: Anatomy
  • Applied Anatomy and Kinesiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Human Diseases and Conditions
  • Neurobehavioral Science
  • Therapeutic Approaches
  • Occupational Therapy and the Health System
  • Biomechanical Theory and Practice
  • Health Policy and Advocacy
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Occupational Performance in Children and Adolescents
  • Environmental Interventions
  • Assistive Technology
  • Occupation Through the Life Span
  • Enhancing Social Participation

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology