Pre-Professional Health Programs

Pre-Occupational Therapy

This site will explain the pre-occupational therapy program at Cleveland State University and what is to be expected at each phase.  An enriching undergraduate experience at Cleveland State University is the first step in your journey to becoming an occupational therapist.

Cleveland State is also fortunate to have our own graduate program in occupational therapy, our Doctorate in Occupational Therapy.

The American Occupational Therapy Association has additional information about other Occupational Therapy Programs, the application process, and the GRE.

Undergraduate Preparation

While there is no required major area of study for Occupational Therapy, Cleveland State University offers the Health Sciences- Pre-Occupational Therapy track that most students choose in order to fulfill the CSU prerequisites for our program. There are other occupational therapy programs and students are encouraged to review prerequisites early for other schools they might be interested in applying to.

Cleveland State Pre-Occupational Therapy students become engaged in learning, healthcare opportunities and scholarly endeavors that come from a variety of disciplines, assuring them the educational maturity and character development that schools seek.

Academic Coursework

Beyond the Classroom

Suggested Timeline
for Pre-Professional Students