About the Pre-Occupational Therapy Program
Occupational therapists are skilled professionals involved in helping individuals cope with the effects of injury, disease and disability, and to regain independence in their daily lives. OTs enter the health field with a master’s or a doctoral degree. Emphasis in education is placed on the study of human growth and development in addition to the specific social, emotional and physiological components of injury, disease and disability.
Students planning to pursue graduate education in OT should complete the following courses:
This course introduces students to the expectations of academic work at the collegiate level. Particular emphasis lies on developing students’ skills in writing, critical thinking and information literacy. Each course section has its own theme, developed by faculty members from a wide variety of disciplines.
Prerequisite or Co-Requisite: DAY-CHEM 115 or CHEM 208 or CHEM 238. CCPS-BIOL 102.
This course examines the structure and function of nucleic acids and proteins. The molecular mechanisms of replication, transcription, mRNA processing and translation will be emphasized. In addition, regulation of these processes will be explored. Lecture and laboratory. Intended for students majoring in biology or related disciplines.
Prerequisite: One year of high school algebra.
A course to acquaint the student with the basic ideas and language of statistics including such topics such as descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, basic experimental design, elementary probability, binomial and normal distributions, estimation and test of hypotheses, and analysis of variance.
Prerequisite: CRIM 102 or PSYC 101 or SOCI 101. Co-requisite: BSCI 275-L.
This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential techniques behavioral scientists use to help guide decision-making. Emphasis is given to hypothesis testing, to include coverage of t-tests, one-way ANOVA, regression, and correlation, as well as APA-formatting issues.
Co-requisite: BSCI 275.
A laboratory to complement Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences. SPSS basics are emphasized.
Co-requisite: MATH 231.
The principles of Newtonian mechanics including motion, energy, and force. Calculus with extensive use of vector analysis. Intended for science majors. The modeling-centered, inquiry-based workshop format — integrated laboratory and lecture — emphasizes experiment, data collection and analysis, problem solving, and cooperative learning in both small and large groups. Three two-hour sessions per week. Offered fall semester.
An introduction to the gross and microscopic anatomy of the human body. Mammalian examples of major systems are studied in the laboratory. Lecture and laboratory.
This course examines the organization and function of the human body as a whole and the interrelations of its various systems, organs, tissues, and cells. Lecture and laboratory.
This is a survey course providing a study of the behavior of living organisms, particularly human behavior. Typical problems are methods and measurement in psychology, theoretical systems, learning, motivation, perception, personality and psychopathology.
This course examines the various aspects of medical terminology including word origins, definitions, spelling and pronunciation.
An analysis of factors that are significant in the development of people as social beings. Consideration is given to the social group and culture as factors in this process.
Study of the major theories of and influences on human development from conception through death, including the biological, cognitive, linguistic, emotional, social and cultural dimensions of development. Special emphasis on change processes.
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a measurement of the general skills acquired throughout one’s education. It is offered electronically at various testing centers year-round. The GRE is taken by all prospective graduate students and is a supplement to one’s application materials. It includes four sections: critical thinking, analytical writing, verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning. Some schools or departments may require the General Test, a Subject Test or both.