Required Prerequisites

General prerequisites must be completed before entering the OTD program and can be completed at any accredited college or university.

General Prerequisite 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 (1-2 credits)

TOTAL 19 (21) credits

Notes:

*Core Biology and lab are preferred.  See an advisor for the biology course in your college or university that is most often recommended for students in science majors.

**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.

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