Purdue University Calumet | College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science

Preparation for Occupational Therapy

Course Discipline Required or recommended Clarification Recommended PUC course(s) Alternate PUC Course(s)
Math One semester college algebra; one semester statistics A sequence of courses representing a full academic year curriculum, with associated lab(s). MA 15300 and STAT 31000 MA 16300 or 22000
Anatomy* One semester (3-4 semester hours) generally required Course with lab. BIOL 21300/21400  
Physiology* One semester (3 hrs) recommended Course with lab. BIOL 21300/21400  
English One year (6-semester hours) required (most) Specifics may vary, but one year is generally required, sometimes including distribution of writing and literature courses. ENGL 10400/10500 ENGL 10800
General Chemistry Not typical, but may be required required Consult individual school requirements. Consult your pre-professional adviser  
Physics Not typical, but may be required required Consult individual school requirements. Consult your pre-professional adviser  
Psychology and Soc. Sci Introductory and lifespan training or more Most schools require introductory sociology and psychology, and an additional developmental psychology (lifespan), or other social science. Consult individual schools for specific prereqs. PSY 12000 and SOC 10000; CDFS 21000 Please see advisor for more options
    *One-year Anatomy and Physiology sequence with lab meet these requirements or are listed as required at many schools (sophomore level or higher; general Bio or Chem for science majors preferred)    
         
    ALWAYS CONSULT THE AMERICAN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION (AOTA) FOR SCHOOL-SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS