Specific prerequisite courses must be completed before enrollment in the Occupational Therapy Program:
(a) Human Development through the life span:
Developmental Psychology: Prenatal through Childhood or equivalent and Developmental Psychology: Adolescence through End of Life or equivalent.
Note: It is sometimes possible to meet the Human Development prerequisite within a single course in which case an applicant must have completed 2 units in category (b) listed below.
(b) Human Behavioral Science courses (one or more units as needed to complete the three-unit Human Behavioral Science/Human Development requirement): Psychology, Anthropology or Sociology at the 200 level or above addressing at least one of the following content areas:
(i) Normal and abnormal behavior of individuals and/or groups;
(ii) The analysis of behavior of individuals and/or groups and their interactions; or
(iii) Culture and mental health.
Questions about distribution of the three Human Behavioral Science/Human Development units, if taken at another school, should be directed to the Office of Admission, accompanied by a course description including the name of the school and an unofficial transcript if the coursework has been completed.
Prerequisite course descriptions from all non-Washington institutions attended submitted directly to Puget Sound via mail, e-mail, or fax by December 1st.