A pre-professional program is a statement of intent on the student’s part, not an academic major.
Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations)(American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. OT Definition)
Pre-occupational therapy students pursue a course of study to fulfill requirements for entry into an occupational therapy school in addition to completion of a bachelor’s degree at UMBC. Students complete their professional studies in occupational therapy with a Masters of Occupational Therapy program at another institution.
The Office for Academic and Pre-Professional Advising can assist students interested in pursuing the pre-occupational therapy curriculum.
The coursework below meets the requirements for most nationally accredited occupational therapy programs. Students should become familiar with the requirements of the school(s) from which they eventually wish to obtain their professional degrees.