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. Though there is an February 1st deadline, the incoming class does fill quickly. Early submission of the application is encouraged due to cohort typically reaching capacity by the end of February each year; group interviews are typically held monthly November-March.

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.


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.



*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

3

SOC101

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

Anthropology Elective

3

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: