Re-entry & Resiliency Plan (updated 1/20/22)
You can prepare for graduate-level studies or move into work in health care with a Pre-Occupational Therapy 3-Year Degree from Carlow University. In this fast-track program, you will establish a working knowledge of occupational therapy and learn critical thinking and leadership skills.
Upon completion, you will meet the curricular prerequisites for Carlow’s graduate-level Health Sciences programs, as well as most health science programs around the country.
Bachelor of Science
On campus, some online
The Pre-Occupational Therapy program allows you to take courses in fall, spring and summer, with summer courses offered completely online.
First-year courses include Introduction to Health Professions, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Physiology I, Quantitative Reasoning, Foundations of Writing I, and Contemplation and Action. Second-year courses include Neurophysiology, Introduction to Sociology, Physics of the Human Body, Life Span Developmental Psychology, Neuroanatomy and Abnormal Psychology. Third-year courses include Pathology for Rehabilitation, Pathophysiology and Clinical Kinesiology, General Chemistry I, and Communications in Health Care. The program also includes practicums, labs and internships.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment rate for occupational therapists is slated to grow 16% over the next 10 years.
Fall, Spring & Summer