The pre-occupational therapy program at CUC prepares you for OT school, where you’ll help people gain the skills they need to function independently.

Whether a patient suffers from physical or psychological limitations, an OT can give them the skills needed for daily living and working. OTs can work in a variety of settings such as schools, hospitals, outpatient clinics, nursing homes and more.

Study Format

  • On Campus

Selecting a Major

Concordia University Chicago’s pre-occupational therapy program is not major, but includes sequences of foundational and prerequisite courses for entry into graduate professional study in occupational therapy.

Students may choose any major, as long as they complete the required prerequisite courses for admission to occupational therapy school. However, the suggested pathway to a graduate program in occupational therapy is the Bachelor of Science in health science, as this will cover the most prerequisites. Because graduate program prerequisites vary from institution to institution, students must check directly with them for exact clinical hours and admission criteria.

Currently, you must attend professional school to earn a master’s degree in occupational therapy. However, there is a push for occupational therapy to move to a doctoral degree, therefore many schools are transitioning to this higher level of study.

Dedicated faculty in the College of Health, Science & Technology and the academic advising staff provide consistent and personal advisement of the student's academic program throughout their time at Concordia University Chicago.