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

Past Students

BHSU Students who went on to Professional Occupational Therapy Programs:

Lisa (Walters) Gustin ('91)
Beth Long ('97, USD)
Jennifer Barlage (‘04, USD)
Rebecca Drake (‘04, USD)
Jada Smithback (‘05, USD)
Daryl VanderVorste (‘05, USD)
Marla Gustafson (’06, USD)
Alicia Gibbs (’08, Univ. Mary)
Jessica Potter (’09, USD)

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