Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies

Preparation for occupational therapy school is a challenging journey you can begin at Truman State University. As a pre-occupational therapy student at Truman, you have the opportunity to obtain the essential academic competencies needed to be successful in occupational therapy school.

Choose Your Own Path for Pre-Occupational Therapy

Each major available at Truman offers different strengths and variation in your approach to healthcare—this means you have the freedom to design your educational experience by selecting a major that matches your particular academic interests or career goals. Many pre-occupational therapy students opt to major in health science, exercise science, or a social science such as psychology.

Personal Attention from Your Pre-Health Professions Advisor

We want you to have everything you need to make sure you’re on the right path and to help you succeed.  Get expert guidance from your own pre-health professions advisor on courses, research projects, study abroad, and co-curricular activities. Have questions? Consult with one of our pre-health professions advisors or the Pre-Health Professions Coordinator. You should set up a personalized meeting to discuss the best way to pursue your passions.


Our resources include academic advising and tutoring, professional organizations such as Pre-Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Club, and research opportunities with faculty. With our small classes, you get to know your professors one-on-one.

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