Occupational therapists (OTs) are in high demand across the country. To become a licensed OT, however, you need to obtain an advanced professional degree such as a doctorate. Most doctorate programs require you to have a bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited university.
At ONU, you can declare a pre-professional program, pre-OT, along with your major. You will be assigned a faculty advisor who will help you design a program of study that prepares you for the rigorous academic coursework needed for entrance into an advanced practice doctorate program.
Our pre-professional allied health program gives you the flexibility to change your mind about your future. You’ll graduate with a marketable degree that will prepare you for a wide variety of future career paths. You’ll have a solid foundation in the basic and applied sciences, including physiology, anatomy, kinesiology, health and fitness, and exercise and medicine, as well as practical, hands-on experience under your belt.
From day one, you’ll be part of our family. You’ll enjoy small classes, a safe campus and lifelong friendships. Our supportive professors will get to know you by name. They’ll help you prepare for admission into the doctoral OT program of your choice – and excel once you get there.