Repetition and restoration of functions.

An emphasis in pre-occupational therapy prepares you for entrance into competitive graduate degree programs in occupational therapy, equipping you with foundational knowledge you'll build upon as you learn methods to empower patients and clients in attaining the ability to complete their day-to-day tasks with ease.

In addition to meeting the requirements for a major in Exercise Science, you'll register for six courses that serve as pre-requisites for admittance into graduate programs in the field. Chosen to align with the admission requirements of occupational therapy graduate programs in Michigan, you may choose to expand upon this list as you research specifications of your preferred graduate program.

  • Overview

  • Career Opportunities

    You will gain a sound knowledge of how the body moves and the physiological changes the body goes through when exercising. Upon completion of graduate course work, you'll have opportunities to administer:

    • Client education.
    • Consultation services with area organizations.
    • Development of intervention programs.
    • Field research.
    • Patient evaluations.
    • Treatment program implementation.

    Relevant Classes

    A well-rounded list of liberal arts and major classes prepare you to excel as an innovative, character-driven professional. And trained advisers provide the personalized, strengths-focused guidance you need to thrive as a college student and complete your degree.

    Download a semester-by-semester class planning guide. This shows how you can finish your degree in four years.

  • Global Internships

    100% of our traditional undergraduate students complete an academic internship or practicum. More than a graduation requirement, this real-world experience helps you explore your calling and gain practical skills for career success.

    With guidance from the Center for Career & Life Calling, our students land internships at trusted businesses and nonprofits around the world.

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  • Job and Graduate School Placement Rate


    of all our traditional undergraduate students from the class of 2017 were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

    Where Our Alumni Attend Graduate School

    Our Kinesiology, Science, Engineering & Mathematics Division students receive admission to respected graduate schools.

    • Andrews University
    • Grand Valley State University
    • Michigan State University
    • University of Maryland
    • University of Michigan
    • Western Michigan University