Students must earn a bachelor's degree prior to beginning this program. While the admissions committee does not prefer one major over another, it is important to pick a major that allows you to achieve excellent grades while working on the program prerequisites. All program prerequisites for WSU's program must be completed with a C (2.0) or better with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and science prerequisite GPA. Additional requirements for admission are outlined on the WSU program site. Keep in mind that other OT programs may have different grade minimums and prerequisites.  

Science prerequisites

BIO 1510/1501 - Basic Life Mechanisms (with lab) 4 cr.
BIO 2870 - Anatomy & Physiology (with lab) 5 cr.
KIN 3580 - Biomechanics 3 cr.
Pathophysiology (see advisor for options) 3 cr.

Non-science prerequisites

ENG 1020 - Basic Composition 3 cr.
ENG 3010 - Intermediate Composition 3 cr.
PSY 1010 or 1020  - Intro to Psychology 4-3 cr.
PSY 2400 - Developmental Psychology 4 cr.
PSY 3310 - Abnormal Psychology 4 cr.
STA 1020 or PSY 2030 - Statistics 3 - 4 cr.
COM 1010 - Oral Communication 3 cr.
PS 1010 - American Government 4 cr.
Social Inquiry (SI) course (cannot be PS 1010) 3-4 cr. 

Many of these courses may also be taken at the community college or other four year schools.  Here is an equivalency table with the appropriate courses available at other schools within the state of Michigan.

All interested applicants are encouraged to attend an information meeting. The meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Please sign up prior to attending. 

There are other OT programs within the state of Michigan. Each program may have different requirements for admission and it is the student's responsibility to research those various requirements.