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 serve in positions that involve administration of:

    • 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.

  • Real-World Experience

    Here, 100% of traditional undergraduate students complete an academic internship or practicum. More than a graduation requirement, this hands-on opportunity helps you explore your vocation and gain the practical experience necessary for career success.

    With support from campus resources such as the Center for Career & Life Calling, our students have landed internships at organizations such as:

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    Marketable Expertise

    Cornerstone graduates are influencers in their work, neighborhoods and world for Christ. You can find them building lives that matter in West Michigan and countries around the world.

    Because of their broad knowledge base, major-specific skills and servant leadership qualities, they've contributed value to teams at:

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    Graduate Education

    Join members of the extended CU community by applying to enroll in graduate courses for pre-occupational therapy or a related degree program at:

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