Pre-Occupational Therapy

Pre-Occupational Therapy

You want to help people overcome physical and mental obstacles so that they can live achieve greater independence or tackle everyday situations.

Pathway to Occupational Therapy School

  1. Select any major at LSU
  2. Take the necessary pre-requisite courses for your desired occupational therapy (ex: LSU Health New Orleans)
  3. Maintain a high GPA, especially in science-related coursework (2.8 minimum, 3.4+ recommended)
  4. Prep for and take the GRE (recommended 150 verbal score, 141 quantitative score, and 3.5 analytical writing score)
  5. Earn a minimum of r0 hours of direct patient contact under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapist
  6. Earn a bachelor's degree

Estimated Time to Completion

Master's of Occupational Therapy (M.O.T.)

  • 4 years of undergraduate coursework (bachelor's degree)
  • 2 years of occupational therapy school
  • 6 estimated total years of school after high school

Common Majors at LSU for Pre-PA Students