Pre-Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is an applied social and biological science that involves helping individuals develop, regain or retain the skills needed to learn, play, earn a living and take care of personal needs.

Fast Facts:

- There is currently a shortage of talented individuals to work in this well-paying and fulfilling field.

- Outside activities, such as volunteer work and community service, are strongly encouraged.

- Most students complete two occupational therapy internships in their first five semesters.

Washington University Partnership:

- Students may earn both a bachelor’s degree from C-SC and a master’s degree in occupational therapy from Washington University in a five-year period through the cooperative education program, effectively shaving one year off the time it takes to earn these degrees.

- First three years take place at C-SC and final two years at Washington University.

- Students must meet the general education requirements of the College, the requirements of a selected major or study (usually psychology or biology) and the core classes required by Washington University.

- Overall GPA must be at least a 3.0 with completion of SAT (ACT) and GRE.


Kelli Stiles, RN, MSEC. PhD Candidate, Lecturer in Psychology
Ph: (573) 288-6630

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