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Pre-Occupational Therapy

Pre-Occupational Therapy

Students preparing for a career in Occupational Therapy are considered to be on a Pre-Occupational Therapy path. In order to qualify for Occupational Therapy Programs, students must take necessary prerequisites for each school.

In order to practice in this field, individuals must obtain a Masters of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree. This may require additional education and clinical experience, for more information contact HealthProfessions@LCU.edu.

What do Occupational Therapists do?

Occupational therapists (OTs) help people who have disabling conditions improve their ability to perform tasks in their daily living and working environments. Click here for a full description of what Occupational Therapists do.

What is the job outlook?

Employment growth for Occupational therapists is projected at 24 percent from 2016 to 2026, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. Occupational therapy will remain integral to the care and treatment for people with various illnesses and disabilities.  

(Adopted from www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/occupational-therapists.htm)

What are the OT programs in Texas?

Texas MOT, MSOT, OTD Programs

*Programs are public and fully accredited unless otherwise indicated

Abilene Christian University, Abilene - Occupational Therapy Program (Private)

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, Austin - Occupational Therapy Program  (Private)  

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock - Master of Occupational Therapy Program

Texas Woman's University, Denton, Dallas, and Houston - School of Occupational Therapy

University of Texas at El Paso - Occupational Therapy Program

University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston - Department of Occupational Therapy

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg - Department of Occupational Therapy  

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Programs

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, Austin, Texas - Occupational Therapy Program  (Private)  

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas - Department of Occupational Therapy

Master’s level programs will transition to doctoral level programs by July 1, 2027.  Learn more about the transition at ACOTE 2027 Mandate and FAQs.  

See Degree Plan Details!

For the pre-occupational therapy degree plan, you will need to enroll in Bachelor of Arts in Biology curriculum. Visit the University Catalog here to view the pre-occupational therapy degree plan and other LCU degree plans.

Have you made your decision?