Students who choose a pre-occupational therapy course of study prepare for application to a school of occupational therapy by completing a pre-professional program and a baccalaureate program. You'll build a foundation for your future career improving the emotional and physical health of people who face short-term or lifelong physical, mental and emotional disabilities. You'll work with a dedicated adviser to tailor your learning and improve your chance of admission to a post-graduate program. You'll choose an internship or hands-on field experience that will help you begin to develop the skills and techniques needed in occupational therapy work.
- Smart classrooms, technology-enhanced lecture halls, advanced laboratories.
- New anatomy and physiology suite in a remodeled Wick Science Building.
- Opportunity to develop relevant skills in classwork, laboratory research and fieldwork with nationally recognized faculty members.
- Work or internship experience in physical/occupational therapy at a nursing home, recreation program, nursery school or day activity center will complete the requirement for admission to professional school.
- High success rate in admission to professional schools.
- Chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society.
- Emphasis on science and technology that includes completion of $45 million Integrated Science & Engineering Laboratory Facility (ISELF), $14.5-million addition to Robert H. Wick Science Building and $13.6-million renovation of Brown Hall completed within the past five years.
- Minnesota has more than 480 medical device firms registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
- $126,000 2014 National Science Foundation research grant.
- Medical Professions Association (MPA)
- Students for Health
- Student Health Action & Advisory Committee (SHAAC )
- Biology Club
- Chemistry Club
University Facts & Stats
- 1 of 56 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award winners
- 31% increase in Honors Program enrollment in fall 2013
- 39 Education Abroad programs offered
- 1 million hours of campus, community volunteer service
- Tobacco-free campus since 2012
- Top 1% of the most affordable universities in Forbes' "America's Top Colleges" ranking
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