Health-Related Professions

Pre-Occupational Therapy

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This curriculum is designed to meet the admission requirements of the School of Health-Related Professions at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. All programs at the Medical Center are upper division. Students must complete all admission requirements before transferring. All programs at the University Medical Center have a limited class size with competitive admissions. Students should start the application process early in their sophomore year. Students must have a minimum of 72 hours of transfer credit with a minimum 2.75 GPA on 4.0 scale. A minimum grade of C is required on each course accepted for transfer. Occupational Therapy is a Master's Degree Program requiring an additional 36 months of continuous study beyond completion of this program. All Applicants are required to provide evidence of 16 hours observation in at least two occupational therapy clinical departments. The curriculum below leads to an Associate of Arts Degree.

First Year
First Semester

  • English Composition I ENG 1113
  • College Algebra MAT 1313
  • General Chemistry I CHE 1213
  • General Chemistry Lab I CHE 1211
  • Zoology I BIO 2414 OR General Biology I BIO 1134
  • General Psychology I PSY 1513

Total 17 Hours

Second Semester

  • English Composition II ENG 1123
  • Trigonometry MAT 1323
  • Public Speaking SPT 1113
  • Elective 3
  • Zoology II BIO 2424 OR General Biology II BIO 1144
  • Child Psychology EPY 2513 OR Adolescent Psychology EPY 2523

Total 19 Hours

Second Year
First Semester

  • Anatomy and Physiology I BIO 2514
  • General Physics I PHY 2414
  • Humanities Elective 3
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
  • Elective 3
  • Fine Arts Elective 3
  • Total 17 Hours

Second Semester

  • Anatomy and Physiology II BIO 2524
  • Statistics MAT 2323
  • Humanities Elective 3
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
  • Human Growth and Development EPY 2533
  • Fine Arts Elective 3

Total 19 Hours

Consult with your chosen transfer college to determine changes to this curriculum.