Eastern Michigan University

Pre-Admission Courses

All of the following pre-admission courses must be completed by the appropriate deadlines and fulfill all associated requirements (see notes below) in order to be considered for admission.

Course Number at EMU Course Name Course completion must be:
PSY101 (required as of 8.1.15) Introduction to Psychology Within 10-years of your date of application.
ANTH 135 OR SOCL 105 (required as of 8.1.15) Intro to Cultural Anthropology OR Introductory Sociology Within 10-years of your date of application.
PSY 360 (required as of 8.1.15) Abnormal Psychology Within 10-years of your date of application.
AHPR 200 Medical Terminology Within 10-years of your date of application.

IHHS 260
OR
EDPS 325

Aging to Infancy: A Life Course

Life Span Human Growth and Development

Within 10-years of your date of application.
SOCL250, PSY205, MATH170, MATH 360, MATH370, MATH 571, MATH573, MATH574, EDPS621, EDPS651 Statistics – choose ONE course Within 5-years of your date of application.
BIO 251 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Within 5-years of your date of application.
BIO 252 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Within 5-years of your date of application.
BIO 330 Neuroanatomy Within 5-years of your date of application.

Notes on Pre-Admission Courses

College or University:

All pre-admission courses must be taken at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States. Pre-admission courses may be taken at traditional four year universities or community colleges. Both traditional classroom settings and online courses from these institutions are acceptable. Advanced placement credit consideration will be provided for Introductory Psychology and Statistics only. There are no exceptions to this requirement.

Grades:

All pre-admission courses (including associated labs) must be completed with a minimum grade of "B-". For pre-admission courses with separate final grades assigned for Lecture and Lab sections on a transcript, a minimum grade of "B-" is required in both sections. There is no averaging of these grades together. Applicants enrolled at institutions that use a combined letter grading scale (such as "AB" or "BC"), all pre-admission courses must be "A", "AB", or "B". Receiving a grade of "BC" or lower does not meet the minimum grade requirement. For applicants enrolled at institutions that use a numerical system for grading, all pre-admission courses must have a grade of at least "2.7". Receiving a grade of "2.5" or lower does not meet the minimum grade requirement. No pre-admission course may be taken as "credit/no credit", "pass/fail" or "advanced credit", as a grade must be assigned.

Credit Hours:

All pre-admission courses must consist of at least 3 semester credit hours with the exception of Medical Terminology. For those enrolled at institutions that use a quarter credit hour system, quarter credit hours will be converted to semester credit hours as follows: five (5) quarter hours = three (3) semester hours.

Completion Deadlines:

Each pre-admission course must be successfully completed within the 5 or 10 years prior to the August 1st portfolio submission deadline. [Refer to chart above]. All pre-admission courses must fall within this timeframe. There are no exceptions and no waivers.

Specific Course Information:

Anatomy & Physiology may be taken as separate Anatomy and Physiology courses or as part of Anatomy & Physiology I and Anatomy & Physiology II. A substantial portion of these courses must focus on humans and encompass virtually all body systems. Taking a lab with these courses is required. One may either take separate courses in Anatomy and Physiology or 2 semesters of a combined Anatomy/Physiology course. If taking Anatomy & Physiology I and Anatomy & Physiology II, these should be taken at the same institution. Contact us at ot_intent_advising@emich.edu if the Anatomy and Physiology courses do not fit into the notes above.

Neuroanatomy must have the course focus on the structures and functions of the human brain. This course is often found in Biology and/or Psychology programs. If a lab is offered in conjunction with this course it must be taken for the course to be considered complete. Contact us at ot_intent_advising@emich.edu if a Neuroanatomy course does not fit into the notes above.

Human Growth and Development must have the course focus to be on growth and behavior of human development across the entire lifespan (birth to death). Common courses that are accepted include: Developmental Psychology, Lifespan Psychology, Lifespan Human Development. Courses such as Introduction to Psychology, General Psychology or Child Psychology are not approved. Contact us at ot_intent_advising@emich.edu if Developmental Psychology, Lifespan Psychology, or Lifespan Human Development are not the titles for the course intended to fulfill this requirement.

Statistics may be taken from a variety of different departments/programs. For example, a statistics course may be housed in math, or psychology or even sociology. The main focus of the course must be on statistical analysis and statistical methods with direct content or correlation to using statistics in research studies. Generally, Statistics is part of the course title. Contact us at ot_intent_advising@emich.edu if a statistics course does not fit into the notes above.

Medical Terminology must focus on medical vocabulary and terminology including word roots, prefixes, and suffixes of common medical terms.

Abnormal Psychology must have a focus on understanding the pathology and treatment of mental disorders and personality disturbances. Course titles may include Abnormal Psychology or Psychopathology.

Introductory Psychology should include introductory information on the basic concepts and principles of psychology.

Introductory Sociology should include introductory information on the basic concepts and principles of sociology.

Introductory Anthropology should include introductory information on the basic concepts and principles of anthropology.

ALL PRE-ADMISSION COURSE SUBSTITIONS FROM OUTSIDE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES MUST BE PRE-APPROVED BY THE OT INTENT ADVISOR BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION. SUBMITTING YOUR PORTFOLIO WITHOUT PROPER APPROVAL WILL RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION BEING DENIED. To obtain approval please email the following information to the OT advisor at ot_intent_advising@emich.edu:

1. Name of School
2. Name and Number of the course
3. Semester Taken/Grade received if already completed.
4. A full syllabus of the course may be requested.

Course Waiver, Advanced Placement or Testing Out:

No pre-admission course waivers will be allowed, advanced placement courses/credits will be accepted for statistics and introductory psychology only and there is no testing out of any pre-admission course requirements. Every pre-admission course must be taken according to the information on this page. There are no tests that can be taken or will be accepted to waive pre-admission courses requirements. Further, no personal experiences or work history will be accepted in place of any of the required pre-admission courses.

Transfer/Course Equivalency:

Pre-admission courses may not actually transfer in to the EMU OT Program. Successful completion of all pre-admission courses fulfills one of the minimum requirements necessary to matriculate into the EMU OT Program. The EMU OT Program makes the final determination as to whether a pre-admission course requirement has been met. Applicants are cautioned that transfer equivalency lists may not reflect the EMU OT Program's acceptable pre-admission courses. Course equivalency review may take up to 4 weeks and should be planned for accordingly.

Questions

Contact us with your specific questions via email ot_intent_advising@emich.edu (preferred) or phone (734.487.3398).

The EMU OT Program Admissions Requirements are subject to change without advanced notice.

Recommended Courses:

The Eastern Michigan Occupational Therapy program also offers three recommended courses, which can be taken as undergraduate course electives. These courses do not count towards the major but will give the student a deeper understanding of occupational therapy. These courses are not required to apply to the program.

o OCTH 100: Orientation to OT
o OCTH 201: Exploring Occupational Performance in the Community
o OCTH 350: Exploring Occupational Performance in the Context of Disability.

For further information and course descriptions please visit the catalog at www.emich.edu/catalog/

The Occupational Therapy Program is part of the School of Health Sciences, 313 Everett L. Marshall Building, 734.487.4096