Thank you for your interest in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Occupational Therapy Program


Requirements for Admission:

  • Acceptance will be based on the students's academic ability, aptitude for a career as an occupational therapist, interview and personal statement.
  • The candidate is expected to satisfy the following requirements:
  • Complete the OTCAS application
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree in a a discipline other than occupational therapy from an accredited college or university, or receive a baccalaureate degree by June 1st of the admission year.
  • Take the GRE, or report scores of the GRE within the last five years
  • Complete all prerequisite coursework by June 1st of the admission year
  • Have an overall minimum GPA 3.0 as calculated by OTCAS or a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of coursework
  • Have an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 or better for all prerequisite courses
  • If invited, participate in an interview with faculty of the Department of Occupational Therapy. The interview is scheduled once  all applications are reviewed. Interviews are typically held in January and February.

Prerequisites:

All prerequisites must be completed in the last 8 years with a grade of "B" or better, or must be scheduled for completion no later than June 1st of the application year. Transfer equivalents for UAB can be found here

Biology with a lab

  • 4 credit hours
  • UAB equivalent is BY123/L

Human Anatomy

  • 4 credit hours
  • UAB equivalent is BY115/L

Human Physiology

  • 4 credit hours
  • UAB equivalent is BY116/L

Physics

  • 3 credit hours
  • UAB Equivalent is PH 201

Abnormal Psychology

  • 3 credit hours
  • UAB Equivalent is PY 218

Developmental Psychology

  • 3 credit hours
  • UAB Equivalent is PY 212
  • Course must cover birth through death

Statistics

  • 3 credit hours
  • UAB Equivalent is PY 214, PY 216, MA 180

Sociology or Anthropology Elective

  • 3 credit hours