Pre-Occupational Therapy Program
Occupational therapists use everyday activities to help people with disabilities resulting from physical injury, disease, developmental delays, aging, and psychological dysfunctions achieve independence. They help individuals adapt or improve their performance at work, in school, or in daily living.Request Info
The comprehensive training you'll get at Dordt can pave your way to success in an occupational therapy program. At Dordt, you’ll get the personal assistance you need. You’ll work closely with faculty as you develop expertise in your field. And you’ll develop an understanding of how God wants to use your unique skills and abilities for his glory.
What can I do with a degree in pre-occupational therapy program from Dordt University?
Pre-Occupational Therapy at Dordt will help you prepare for a career in occupational therapy. This foundation will set you up for success as you pursue further education through graduate school. Once you complete graduate school, you’ll be ready to make an impact as an occupational therapist. And it all starts with Pre-Occupational Therapy at Dordt to get you on the right track.
Pre-Occupational Therapists take an educational track to become a certified Occupational therapist.
A Nurse's Assistant works under the supervision of a regular nurse and helps patients with direct health care needs as well as provides assistance to the nurse.
Occupational Therapists work with individuals experiencing short-term or life-long physical, mental, and emotional disabilities and help them work towards better health.
Pre-Occupational Therapy Program
If you are interested in a career in occupational therapy, you could major in psychology, biology, or health, physical education and recreation. Although specific course requirements vary, you will need to take courses in:
- Biology (introduction to biology, anatomy and physiology)
- Psychology (introductory, psychopathology, developmental, personality)
- Introductory science
- Humanities (English composition)
- Other areas that vary from program to program.
Certification as an occupational therapist is based on graduation from an approved occupational therapy program and acceptable performance on the American Occupational Therapy examination.
Every professional school has their own entrance requirements, so at Dordt, students work with the pre-professional advisors to determine which courses they need to prepare them for their professional school.
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With experience in a variety of fields, our faculty members are equipped and ready to help you succeed.
Science and Technology Center
As a pre-occupational therapy major, you'll have the opportunity to spend time in Dordt's Science and Technology Center. Informally known as the "Science Building," the Science and Technology Center is home to Dordt's 180-seat lecture hall.Learn more
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