Michigan Occupational Therapy Schools

MSU Course Requirements for
Michigan Occupational Therapy Schools

This website is a guide only.

Students must consult with their preprofessional advisor AND the appropriate occupational therapy schools on a regular basis for revisions to prerequisites and to ensure completion of all application requirements.

Contact individual schools if you have Advanced Placement (AP) credit for prerequisite requirements.

Each professional school has their own policy on whether or not they accept credit from AP and community colleges. Students must contact the individual schools themselves in order to determine the requirements for course planning


Baker College C.O.T. Program

Prerequisites

Exercise Physiology

KIN 3301

Human Anatomy

ANTR 350 or KIN 2161

Human Physiology

PSL 310 or (PSL 431/432)

Introduction to Occupational Therapy

No MSU Equivalent (Contact school for information on how to fulfill this requirement)

Medical Terminology

LB 270 (available summers only)

Psychology

PSY 101 + 8 credits in additional PSY courses (PSY 320, PSY 280, HDFS 225 Recommended)

Statistics

Any STT or PSY 295

Minimum GPA (Average for most MI programs is 3.6-3.8): 2.5 cumulative. Applicants must also earn a 2.7 or higher in all prerequisite courses.

Degree Awarded: C.O.T.

GRE Requirement: Not required. Students must be accepted into the Bachelor of Health Science Pre-Occupational Therapy Program in order to apply to the Master's Program.

Website: Baker College Occupational Therapy Program


Davenport University M.S.O.T. Program

Prerequisites

Abnormal Psychology

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Development Across the Lifespan

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Human Anatomy with Lab

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Human Physiology with Lab

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Introductory Psychology

PSY 101

Introductory Sociology

SOC 100

Introductory Statistics

STT 200

Medical Terminology

LB 270

Oral Communication

COM 225

Second Level English Composition & Technical Writing

WRA 101

Minimum GPA (Average for most MI programs is 3.6-3.8): Applicants must earn at a 2.0 or higher in all prerequisite courses.

Degree Awarded: M.S.O.T.

GRE Requirement: Not required

Minimum Volunteer Hours: Documented 40 hours of volunteer or shadow experience with a Registered Occupational Therapist in at least 2 different areas of occupational therapy practice.

Prerequisite Deadline: Prerequisites must be completed by the start of the program.

Application Deadline: February 16th (OTCAS)

Website: Davenport University Occupational Therapy Program


Eastern Michigan University M.O.T. Program

Prerequisites

Abnormal Psychology

PSY 280

Life Span Human Growth & Development

HDFS 225

Human Anatomy

ANTR 350 or KIN 2161

Human Physiology

PSL 250 or PSL 310 or (PSL 431 & 432)

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology or Sociology

ANP 201 or SOC 100

Introduction to Psychology

PSY 101

Medical Terminology

LB 270 (available summers only)

Neuroanatomy

IBIO 402 or PSY 209 or PSY 301 or NEU 301 or NEU 302

Statistics

Any STT or PSY 295 or KIN 250

Minimum GPA (Average for most MI programs is 3.6-3.8): 3.0 cumulative in last 60 credits of coursework. Applicants must also earn a 2.7 or higher in all prerequisite courses.

Degrees Awarded: M.O.T. or C.O.T.

GRE Requirement: Required

Minimum Volunteer Hours: Documented 100 hours of volunteer, work or service learning experience with individuals with special needs. Volunteer hours must consist of at least 20 hours with a Registered Occupational Therapist and at least 20 hours with agency for social justice/community welfare. All volunteer hours must have been completed within the three years prior to your date of application.

Additional Requirements: Attend a Group Information Session prior to applying.

Prerequisite Deadline: Prerequisites must be completed by the application deadline.

Application Deadline: August 1st (Program begins in January)

Website: EMU Occupational Therapy Program Admissions


Grand Valley State University M.S.O.T. Program

Prerequisites

Additional 200-level or Higher Course in Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Public Health or related field:

ANP, PSY, SOC, EPI, HDFS (See Health-Related Elective Courses)

Human Anatomy

(KIN 2161 & KIN 2171) or ANTR 350

Human Physiology

PSL 250 or PSL 310 or (PSL 431 & 432)

Kinesiology

KIN 3301

Life Span Developmental Psychology

HDFS 225

Neuroanatomy/NeuroPsychology:

IBIO 402 or PSY 209 or NEU 301 or NEU 302

Psychopathology

PSY 280

Statistics

Any, including PSY 295

Minimum GPA (Average for most MI programs is 3.6-3.8): 3.0 cumulative in last 60 credits of coursework. 3.0 average in prerequisite coursework. 

Degree Awarded: M.S. 

GRE Requirement: Not Required

Volunteer Hours: Documented 50 hours under supervision of a Registered Occupational Therapist.

Prerequisite Deadline: At least 9 credits of prerequisites must be completed by the application deadline. (Can not include statistics or additional non-science courses)

Application Deadline: January 15th

Website: GVSU Occupational Therapy Program Admissions


Saginaw Valley State University M.S.O.T. Program

Prerequisites

Applications in Human Development:

HDFS 225

Exercise Physiology:

KIN 3101 & KIN 4111

Human Anatomy

ANTR 350 & ANTR 4852

Human Physiology

PSL 250 or PSL 310 or (PSL 431 & 432)

Information Management in Health Care & Medical Terminology Course

No MSU Equivalent (Contact school for information on how to fulfill this requirement)

Life Span Developmental Psychology

No MSU Equivalent (Contact school for information on how to fulfill this requirement)

Kinesiology & Functional Anatomy

KIN 216 1 & 217 1

Motor Learning & Development

KIN 3601

Occupational Therapy Courses

No MSU Equivalent (Contact school for information on how to fulfill this requirement)

Neuropsychology

ZOL 402 or PSY 209

Minimum GPA (Average for most MI programs is 3.6-3.8): 3.0 cumulative. 3.0 average in prerequisite coursework.

Degree Awarded: M.S.

GRE Requirement: Not required. Must be accepted into Pre-Occupational Therapy Bachelor Program

Volunteer Hours: Documented 60 hours of work and/or volunteer experience with people experiencing decreased participation in daily activities due to illness, disability, or decreased access to basic resources and opportunities.

Prerequisite Deadline: Prerequisites must be completed by the start of the program.

Application Deadline: January 16th (Program begins in May)

Website: SVSU Occupational Therapy Program


Wayne State University M.O.T. Program

Prerequisites

Abnormal Psychology

PSY 280

American Government

PLS 100 or PLS 301

Anatomy & Physiology

(KIN 2161 & KIN 2171 & either PSL 250 or PSL 310) or (ANTR 350 & either PSL 250 or PSL 310)

Basic Life Mechanisms with Lab

BS 161 & BS 171 (LB 145)

Biomechanics

KIN 3301

Composition

WRA & IAH 

Developmental Psychology

HDFS 225

Introduction to Oral Communication

COM 100

Introduction to Statistics

Any STT or PSY 295

Introductory Psychology

PSY 101

Social Science

Refer to WSU Equivalency Chart for options.

Minimum GPA (Average for most MI programs is 3.6-3.8): 3.0 cumulative. 3.0 cumulative in science prerequisite coursework with no less than a 2.0 in individual prerequisites. 

Degree Awarded: M.O.T.

GRE Requirement: Not required. Applicants must apply as undergraduate transfer students to the Occupational Therapy (Pre-Major) program.

Volunteer Hours: Documented 20 hours under the supervision of a Registered Occupational Therapist.

Prerequisite Deadline: Science prerequisites must be completed by December of the year prior to the application deadline.

Application Deadline: February 1 (OTCAS)

Website: WSU Occupational Therapy Program Admissions 


Western Michigan University

Prerequisites

Developmental Psychology

HDFS 225

Human Anatomy

ANTR 350 or KIN 2161

Human Physiology

PSL 250 or 310 or (431 & 432)

Occupational Therapy Courses3

No MSU Equivalent

Psychology

PSY 101 & PSY 280

Additional Non-Science

WRA

Minimum GPA (Average for most MI programs is 3.6-3.8): 3.0 Cumulative 2.0 pre-requisite

GRE Requirement: Not Required

Volunteer Hours: 40 hours min. in two different OT settings under the direct supervision of an OT

Website: www.wmich.edu/ot


1 KIN 216 and KIN 217 and KIN 310 and KIN 330 and KIN 360 and KIN 411 are open to KIN majors only.

2 The prerequisite to get into ANTR 485 is at least a 3.0 in ANTR 350 or KIN 216 and KIN 217 or ZOL 328. Also, pre-approval by written application and attendance at the orientation meeting is required for all new students. Enrollment is on a first-come first-serve basis. Contact Beth Clarke for an application and more information. Please see your advisor to discuss planning for this course in detail.