Learn more about the pre-professional programs at Black Hills State University.

BHSU Occupational Therapy Program

About

Occupational therapy is as a profession concerned with promoting health and well being. Occupational therapists utilize treatments to ensure clients have independent, productive, and satisfying lives. Students should plan to earn a bachelor’s degree as their first step as they to prepare for a career as an occupational therapists.


Requirements

Courses available as part of your bachelor’s degree that will prepare you for your career goals.

  • BIOL 151 -- General Biology I & 151L Lab - 4
  • BIOL 153 -- General Biology II & 153L Lab - 4
    or
    BIOL 101 -- Biology Survey I & 101L Lab - 4
  • BIOL 103 -- Biology Survey II & 103L Lab - 4
  • BIOL 325 -- Physiology & 325L Lab - 4
    or
    BIOL 123 -- Basic Physiology & 123L Lab - 4
  • BIOL 381 -- Vertebrate Anatomy & 381L Lab - 3
    or
    BIOL 121 -- Basic Anatomy & 121L Lab - 3
  • MATH 281 -- Introduction to Statistics - 3
  • PHYS 111 -- Introduction to Physics I & 111L Lab (recommended) - 4
  • PSYC 101 -- General Psychology - 3
  • PSYC 221 -- Lifespan Developmental Psychology - 3
  • PSYC 451 -- Psychology of Abnormal Behavior - 3
  • SOC 100 -- Introduction to Sociology - 3
    or
    SOC 150 -- Social Problems - 3

FIND YOUR Degree

Depending on your interests, you could pursue a degree in:
» Biology
» Psychology
» Sociology
» Excercise Science

TAKE THE NEXT STEP

Develop valuable personal relationships in a small community with amazing faculty and staff while thriving in the outdoors of the Black Hills.