Admission

This program participates in the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS). Please consult www.otcas.org for more information regarding specific OTCAS application requirements, procedures, and fees. Applicants should send all application materials directly to OTCAS. OTCAS will verify the application information and send completed applications to the program. The deadline for applications is December 31; interviews are typically held in January or February.

Contact information for OT CAS

Web: https://portal.otcas.org/
Phone: (617) 612-2860 - Monday through Friday 9:00-5:00 EST
Email: otcasinfo@otcas.org

All official transcripts MUST be sent to OTCAS at:
OTCAS Verification Department
P O Box 9120
Watertown, MA 02471


Requirements for Admission: The applicant must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in a field other than occupational therapy. Acceptance will be based on the student's academic ability, aptitude for a career as an occupational therapist, and an interview. The candidate is expected to satisfy the following requirements:


Complete the OTCAS application.

Hold a baccalaureate degree in a discipline other than occupational therapy from an accredited college or university; or receive a baccalaureate degree in a discipline other than occupational therapy by June 1st of the admission year.

UAB Entry-level Occupational Therapy Program requires the GRE taken within the last 5 years.

Completion of prerequisite coursework. All prerequisites and degree completion must be concluded by June 1st of the admission year.

Have an overall minimum 3.0 (A=4.0) or better for all prerequisite courses.

Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 (A=4.0).

If invited, participate in an interview with faculty of the Department of Occupational Therapy. The interview is scheduled once the application is received; and the steps outlined under Application Procedures completed.




*Program Prerequisite Courses

 

Prerequisite Courses Required

Semester Hours

UAB Equivalent

Additional Information

Biology with lab

4

BY123+L

Completed within last 8 years; Grade “B” or better

Human Anatomy with lab

4

BY115+L

Completed within last 8 years; Grade “B” or better

Human Physiology with lab

4

BY116+L

Completed within last 8 years; Grade “B” or better

Physics

3

PH201

Completed within last 8 years; Grade “B” or better

Abnormal Psychology

3

PY218

Completed within last 8 years; Grade “B” or better

Developmental or Lifespan Psychology(must be birth through death)

3

PY212

Completed within last 8 years; Grade “B” or better

Statistics

3

PY214,PY216, MA180,
EPR214, AHS360

Completed within last 8 years; Grade “B” or better

Sociology Elective or Anthropology Elective

3

SOC101
ANTH101

Completed within last 8 years; Grade “B” or better

 

 

 

 

Procedures Following Acceptance:

Received by the Department of Occupational Therapy:

  • signed Letter of Intent.
  • $300 non-refundable tuition deposit to reserve a seat in the program (deposit will be applied to tuition). 



Once admitted, students will be allowed to enroll into the program only if the following requirements are met: