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Required Prerequisites

General pre-requisites must be completed before entering the MOT program and can be completed at any accredited college or university.

General Pre-requisite Course Work:

  • Biology with lab (4 credits required)
  • Human Physiology with lab (4-8 credits required)*
  • Human (Systemic) Anatomy and lab (4-8 credits)*
  • Abnormal Psychology (3 credits required)
  • Introduction to Statistics (3 credits required)
  • Sociology or Anthropology (3 credits required)
  • Oral Communications (2-3 credits)*
  • Medical Terminology (2-3 credits)

TOTAL 19 (21) credits

Note: A 2 course Anatomy and Physiology with Lab sequence will meet the requirement for a 4 credit lecture lab physiology course. Applicants must successfully complete both courses to meet the requirement. Completion of the 2 course sequence will also count as a 4 credit Anatomy course.

Note: Courses in oral communication include: public speaking, therapeutic or personal communication, etc.


Students who have not completed the UF/Health Science/Pre-OT track will apply for conditional admission into the MOT program after completing the general prerequisite course work. Students must meet all other admission requirements. Students admitted to this program complete the Pre-OT courses during the Fall and Spring semesters after admission and prior to beginning the MOT courses in the Summer.

Pre-OT Course Work:

  • Applied Human Development I (3 credits)
  • Applied Human Development II (2 credits)
  • Pathophysiology (3 credits)
  • Nervous System with lab (5 credits)
  • Musculoskeletal Anatomy with lab (5 credits)
  • Kinesiology (3 credits)

TOTAL 21 credits