Health Professions Advising Office (HPAO)
University of Mississippi

Occupational Therapy Pre-requisite Courses

The courses below are required for the UM Medical Center’s occupational therapy program.  You will need to research other occupational therapy programs if you plan to apply elsewhere.


Required Courses

Anatomy and Physiology

BISC 206 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 credit hours
BISC 207 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 credit hours



PSY 201 General Psychology 3 credit hours
PSY 301 Developmental Psychology 3 credit hours


Physics Courses

PHYS 213/223 General Physics I with Lab 4 credit hours
Note: You may substitute PHYS 211/221



MATH 115, OR PSY 202 Statistics 3 credit hours


Advanced Physical or Biological Science

Course must be at at the 300+ level. A variety of courses meet this requirement—See HPAO Advisor 3-4 credit hours


Additional Courses that May be Required

Biology Courses Required

*BISC 160/160 Biological Science I with Lab 4 credit hours


Chemistry Courses Required

*CHEM 105/115 General Chemistry I with Lab 4 credit hours


Medical Terminology

ES 396 Allied Health Terminology 3 credit hours

*Requires a minimum ACT Math subscore of 24 (SAT Math subscore of 560 or SAT-R Math subscore of 580); or minimum of B earned in MATH 125; or MATH 121 & 123; or CHEM 101.