Pre-OT (4 yr)

Pre-OT (4 yr)

  • Requirements vary by school. 
  • A complete list of requirements for accredited and developing OT programs can be found here.
  • Generally, course work includes general biology with lab, human anatomy and physiology with lab, psychology, sociology, English and statistics.

Application Timeline:

Occupational therapy school directly after Messiah University:

  • Required courses completed by end of senior year (although preference may be given to applicants that complete the required courses sooner)
  • Apply during the summer between junior and senior year.

Standardized Test:

  • Graduate Record Exam(GRE), revised General Test
  • Administered year-round at computer-based test centers. Three sections: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Unofficial score available on test day. Official score in 10 – 15 days.

Application Service: