|BI 101||General Biology I|
|BI 102||General Biology II|
|CH 142 and CH 143||Integrated Chemistry Principles I with Lab|
|CH 144 and 145||Integrated Chemistry Principles II with Lab|
|CH 232 and CH 233||Organic Chemistry I and Lab (prereq for BI 310)|
|BI 305 or MA 205||Biostatistics or Elementary Statistics|
|BI 367 and BI 368||Comparative Anatomy with Lab|
|SO 101||Introduction to Sociology|
|PC 200||General Physics I (with Lab)|
|PY 101||Introduction to Psychology|
|PY 203||Abnormal Psychology|
|PY 350 or SW 221||Developmental Psychology or The Life Cycle|
|EN ___||English Course (writing course prefered)|
- Strongly recommend Introduction to Ethics, Social Science Research Methods, as many programs not affiliated with Juniata require these courses. Also recommend applied art (ex. pottery, jewelry-making), Communication courses, Ethics of Health Care, Minorities, Aging and Society, Social Problems and Social Welfare, Mental and Physical Handicaps, and economics.
- This course list does NOT represent a POE, nor does it cover College requirements. Design a POE in consultation with your advisor.
- Make sure to have an advisor on the Health Professions Committee.
- In addition to your course work it is mandatory to gain experience in occupational therapy either during the school year or over the summer.
Guaranteed Interview with Thomas Jefferson University Occupational Therapy Program. Ask your Health Professions Advisor for details.
American Occupational Therapy Association - http://www.aota.org
Suggested Core Progression for Pre-Occupational Therapy*
Bolded courses are offered only in the indicated semester and/or require a specific sequence due to Juniata prerequisites. Non-bolded courses are either offered in both semesters or represent open-ended choices, making them more flexible in when they can be taken. Course progressions after the freshman year are not carved in stone. Your particular course sequence may be different, depending on your situation. Consult with your advisor.
|Freshman Year||BI 101||BI 102|
|CH 142/143||CH 144/145|
|Sophomore Year||CH 232/233|
|SO 101||PY 203|
|Junior Year||PY 350 or SW 221||Statistics (any semester)|
|BI 310||BI 367/368|
If you study abroad the SAFEST strategy is to take ALL prerequisite courses for professional school in the U.S., which may require you to take courses in the U.S. over the summer, preferably at a 4 year institution. However, if this is extremely difficult for your situation, check with the professional schools you wish to attend to see if they will accept courses taken abroad and if so, get their response in writing.
Be mindful of your POE courses, which are NOT indicated here.