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Pre-Occupational Therapy

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 should consult the most recent UMMC Bulletin when planning their schedule. Students applying for the Doctorate of Occupational Therapy must have a bachelor's degree with a minimum average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the prerequisite courses; each prerequisite course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. The student must provide evidence of 24 hours of observation under an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant in at least three occupational therapy clinical departments or practices within the two calendar years preceding the application deadline.
Health Sciences Pathway

Program Curriculum


First Semester
  • English Composition I ENG 1113
  • General Biology I BIO 1134
  • College Algebra MAT 1313
  • General Psychology PSY 1513
  • General Chemistry I CHE 1214
Total 17 Hours
Second Semester
  • English Composition II ENG 1123
  • General Biology II BIO 1144
  • Trigonometry MAT 1323
  • Medical Terminology for Health Professions BIO 1813
  • General Chemistry II CHE 1224
Total 17 Hours
First Semester
  • Anatomy & Physiology I BIO 2514
  • General Physics I PHY 2414
  • Public Speaking I SPT/COM 1113
  • Humanities Elective (3)
Total 14 Hours
Second Semester
  • Anatomy & Physiology II BIO 2524
  • Statistics MAT 2323
  • Human Growth & Development EPY/PSY 2533
  • Humanities Elective (3)
  • Fine Arts Elective (3)
Total 16 Hours
Consult with your chosen transfer university/college to determine changes to this curriculum.

All programs at the University Medical Center have a limited class size with competitive admissions.
Enrollment in a minimum of 15 hours each semester is recommended for eligibility for state aid, institutional scholarships, and the tuition break.