Occupational Therapy Required Coursework

Below is common required coursework for applying to occupational therapy (OT) programs and the appropriate UW Bothell courses that fulfill the requirements.  Admission requirements are different at all OT schools and are subject to change.  It is very important for all OT applicants to carefully research the requirements for admission at all prospective physical therapy programs early enough to address any deficiencies in preparation for admission to the schools of your choice.

  • General Chemistry (two quarters or semesters)
  • General Biology (two quarters or semesters)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology (two quarters or semesters)
  • Statistics (one quarter or semester)
  • Courses in Behavioral Science, including Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology 

UW Bothell Courses

Pre-Occupational Therapy Worksheet

UW Bothell Pre-Health sciences flowchart

General Chemistry, with labs

  • BCHEM 143 (4), 144 (2) General Chemistry

General Biology, with labs

  • BBIO 180 Introductory Biology I (5)
  • BBIO 200 Introductory Biology II (5)
  • BBIO 220 Introductory Biology III (5)*

Anatomy and Physiology

*The prerequisite for Anatomy and Physiology at UWB is B BIO 220, which means that you will have to complete the entire General Biology and General Chemistry series to complete Anatomy & Physiology at UWB.

  • BBIO 351 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology I (5)
  • BBIO 352 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology II (5)

Statistics, Choose one of the following:

  • B HLTH 215 Statistics for Health Sciences (5)
  • ST MATH 341 Introduction to Statistical Inference (5)
  • B BUS 215 Introduction to Business Statistics (5)
  • BIS 215 Understanding Statistics (5)

Behavioral Sciences, Choose two of the following:

  • BIS 170 Introduction to Psychology (5)
  • BIS 270 Abnormal Psychology (5)
  • BIS 220 Developmental Psychology (5)
  • BIS 181 Introduction to Sociology
  • Any other course at UWB that covers psychology, sociology, or anthropology (5)