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Pre-Occupational Therapy

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Occupational Therapists is projected to grow 21 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for occupational therapy services will continue to rise with the increased need for the treatment of individuals with disabilities such as Alzheimer’s disease, cerebral palsy and autism. Students can also pursue some of the newer fields of Occupational Therapy such as assisting with workplace ergonomics to reduce injuries, helping to create more accessible buildings as well as pediatric occupational therapy. Neumann University is excited to offer our Pre-Occupational Therapy Program to students who wish to be part of this rapidly growing and rewarding field of healthcare.

Although a student in any major can enter the Pre-Occupational Therapy program, several pre-requisites must be completed prior to graduation. They are:

  • Anatomy and Physiology with Lab (8 credits)
  • Psychology (9 credits, including Introduction to Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Abnormal Psychology)
  • Statistics (3 credits)
  • Sociology (3 credits)

The Pre-Occupational Therapy program at Neumann University is an academically rigorous program. Most Master’s Programs in Occupational Therapy will require students to have achieved a grade of “B” or better in the above prerequisite courses and to maintain a cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale throughout their college career.

As part of the Pre-Occupational Therapy curriculum you will also complete a minimum of 100 hours of documented work experience/observation with a licensed Occupational Therapist. In January of your final year at Neumann University, qualified undergraduates in the Pre-Occupational Therapy program will begin applying to one of NU’s partner institutions which offer the Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy.

For additional information, please call the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, which coordinates the admission of all students, at (610) 558-5616 or (800) 9-NEUMANN or feel free to e-mail us at

One Neumann Drive Aston, PA 19014-1298 Phone: 610-459-0905 or 800.9.NEUMANN

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