The Health Sciences Major with a concentration in Pre-Occupational Therapy prepares students for graduate work in Occupational Therapy. Health Sciences majors take courses to prepare them for careers in health care from both the scientific and psychosocial perspectives. Required courses common to a  majority of graduate programs are required for the major core, while elective courses are selected by the student based on their intended profession. Students are expected to take an active role in course selection and career planning due to the wide range of requirements for Health Sciences related graduate programs.

Related Occupations

  • Hospitals: state, local, and private
  • Offices of physical, occupational, and speech therapists, and audiologists 
  • Elementary and secondary schools: state, local, and private
  • Home healthcare services 
  • Nursing care facilities

Fast Facts

  • According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the need for Occupational Therapists will increase 16% over the next ten years.
  • Students must earn a Master of Occupational Therapy degree from an accredited occupational therapy education program in order to sit for the National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy Examination. The accreditation is through the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).
  • Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants work with individuals across the lifespan to regain abilities or master function through the therapeutic use of everyday activities.
  • Occupational therapy interventions may include working with children who experience disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations; assisting individuals recovering from injury to regain skills; and providing support for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.

Requirement Notes

  1. Limestone's required Competency & General Education courses
  2. A total of 120 credit hours
  3. The required courses listed below (46 credit hours)
  4. Additional Biology course (BI101 or 110) (Note: some graduate programs may require BI102) (4 credit hours)
  5. A Chemistry course (CH105 or 110) with a lab (Note: some graduate programs may require 8 hours) (4 credit hours)
  6. Natural Science and Math electives, including a minimum of 2 laboratory courses, from the following: BI102 or 250-level or above; CH111 or 300-level or above, HS250, HS301, PH200-level or above, MA319.

  7. One Sociology course (SO201 or SO202). (3 credit hours)

* This major includes one AWE course (3 credit hours)

Students must complete 30 total credit hours at the 300-level or above.

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