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Prerequisite Coursework

General Guidelines

  • Prerequisite coursework must be completed by the time of matriculation (start of UW OT classes) in the summer of the year of your admission.
  • It is acceptable to apply to the Program prior to the completion of prerequisite courses as long as you describe how you plan to complete those courses by the time you start the UW MS-OT Program. Any admission is provisional until the transcripts for all prerequisite courses are received, evaluated, and accepted by UW OT.
  • The applicant must achieve a grade of “C” or better in each course.
  • Prerequisite courses can be completed at any accredited institution of higher education.
    • If you are a UW-Madison undergraduate student (or otherwise taking prerequisite courses at UW-Madison), please read and understand the important note, below, for Anatomy 328/ 329 and Physiology 335. You will likely need to plan significantly in advance of taking the course(s).

Specific Prerequisite Courses in summary

    Lifespan Development (6 credits)

    Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)

    Statistics (3 credits)

    Human Physiology (3-5 credits WITH LAB)

    Human Anatomy (3-5 credits)

    Human Anatomy Lab (1-3 credits) (Requirement to begin SUMMER 2016)

Detailed Descriptions of Required Courses

Lifespan Development (6 credits)

Two courses must be completed;  one course highlighting child development and one additional course highlighting adolescent through adult development. If your educational institution offers only a course that outlines the entire lifespan you will still need to complete an additional course highlighting a segment of the lifespan. Please contact the admissions coordinator with questions.
Previously evaluated and known acceptable course options available at some educational institutions in Wisconsin are listed below.
If you have completed (or are considering) a prerequisite course at an educational institution not identified below, and if you question whether that course would fulfill the prerequisite requirement, please contact the admissions coordinator.

UW-Madison

Child Development: HDFS 362-Development of the Young Child, 3 cr.

OR Ed Psych 331-Human Development from Childhood Through Adolescence, 3 cr.

OR Psych 560-Child Psychology, 3cr.

--AND--

Adult Development: HDFS 363-Development from Adolescence-Old Age 3 cr.

OR  Psych 564-Adult Development and Aging, 3cr.

UW-Colleges

Child Development: PSY 360-Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence, 3 cr.

 OR  EDU 230-Educational Psychology, 3-4 cr. 

--AND--

Adult Development: PSY 362-Psychology of Adulthood and Aging, 3 cr.

OR PSY 250-Lifespan Developmental Psychology, 3 cr. {Students cannot receive credit for both PSY 250 and PSY 360 or PSY 362. Take this course only with EDU 230.}

UW-Colleges Online

Child Development:  PSY 360-Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence, 3 cr.
Adult Development:  PSY 250-Lifespan Developmental Psychology, 3 cr. 

{Students cannot receive credit for both PSY 250 and PSY 360 or PSY 362. Complete this course only with EDU 230.}

Madison (Area Technical) College (MATC)

Child Development: #20809239-Child Human Development

OR Child & Adolescent Development: #10522106

--AND--

Adult Development: #20809233-Developmental Psychology. (This course is offered Online.)

OR Human Development: #10809127

UW Independent Learning

Child Development: U315-320-Child Development

OR U820-560-Child Psychology

--AND--

Adult Development: U315-321-Human Development in Adolescence

Abnormal Psychology or Behavior Pathology (3 credits)

Course options available at some educational institutions in Wisconsin are listed below. If you have completed a prerequisite course at an educational institution not identified below and you are questioning if the course would fulfill the prerequisite requirement, please contact the admissions coordinator.

UW-Madison

PSYCH 509-Abnormal Psychology, 3 cr.
OR PSYCH 511-Neurosis, 3 cr.  AND  PSYCH 512 Psychoses, 3 cr.

UW-Colleges

PSY 309-Abnormal Psychology, 3 cr.

UW-Colleges Online

PSY 309-Abnormal Psychology, 3 cr.

Madison (Area Technical) College (MATC)

#20809237-Abnormal Psychology, 3 cr. (This course is offered Online.)

UW Independent Learning

U820-461- Abnormal Psychology, 3 cr.

Statistics (3 credits)

Course options available at some educational institutions in Wisconsin are listed below.

If you have completed a Prerequisite Course at an educational institution not identified below and you are questioning if the course would fulfill the prerequisite requirement, please contact the admissions coordinator.

UW-Madison

PSYCH 210-Basic Statistics for Psychology  

OR STAT 201-Principles of Statistics
OR STAT 301-Introduction to Statistical Methods
OR SOC 360-Statistics of Sociologists I 
OR
STAT 371-Introductory Applied Statistics for the Life Sciences

UW-Colleges

PSY 210-Statistical Methods in Psychology

OR MAT 117-Elementary Statistics

UW-Colleges Online

PSY 210-Statistical Methods in Psychology, 3 cr.

OR STATS 117-Elementary Statistics, 3 cr.

UW Independent Learning

U3600-117-Elementary Statistics
  
Madison (Area Technical) College (MATC)

#20804240 Basic Statistics, 4 cr.

 

Human Physiology (3-5 credits WITH LAB)

Course options available at some educational institutions in Wisconsin are listed below.

If you have completed a Prerequisite Course at an educational institution not identified below and you are questioning if the course would fulfill the prerequisite requirement, please contact the admissions coordinator.

UW-Madison
PHYSIOL 335-Physiology, 5 cr.

PHYSIOL 435-Fundamentals of Human Physiology, 5 cr.

Note: If you are a student at UW-Madison and you intend to enroll in one of these courses, please email your Student ID number to the OT Admissions Coordinator early in the semester PRIOR to the semester in which you would like to enroll in the course. These high-demand "pipeline" courses, required for most Health Science professions, may be restricted and prevent your enrollment.

PRIORITY ENROLLMENT INFORMATION for SPRING 2017 for UW-Madison Students 

UW-Colleges

BIO 281-Human Physiology, 5 cr.

OR
BIO 285-Anatomy and Physiology, 4 cr. AND BIO 286-Anatomy and Physiology, 4 cr. {BIO 285 and BIO 286 are a two-semester series, both courses are required}

Madison (Area Technical) College (MATC)

#20806207-Anatomy and Physiology I, 4 cr.

--AND--

#20806208-Anatomy and Physiology II, 4 cr. {Two-semester series, both courses are required}

 

Human Anatomy (3-5 credits)

Course options available at some educational institutions in Wisconsin are listed below. 

  • If you completed a similar Prerequisite Course at an educational institution not listed below and you question whether your course fulfills our requirement, contact the admissions coordinator.

UW-Madison
KINES 328- Human Anatomy Lecture (3 credits). Course number will change to KINES 337 for Fall 2017.
Note: Please contact ugkines@education.wisc.edu with any enrollment concerns.

ENROLLMENT INFORMATION for UW-MADISON STUDENTS

UW-Colleges
BIO 285-Anatomy and Physiology I, 4 cr. AND BIO 286-Anatomy and
Physiology II, 4 cr. {Two-semester series, both courses are required,
and this series will also satisfy the Physiology Prerequisite).

#20806207-Anatomy and Physiology I, 4 cr. AND #20806208-Anatomy and Physiology II, 4 cr. {Two-semester series, both courses are required, and this series will also satisfy the Physiology Prerequisite}.

 

Human Anatomy Lab (1-3 credits) (Required beginning Summer 2016)

Course options available at some educational institutions in Wisconsin are listed below. 

  • If you completed a similar Prerequisite Course at an educational institution not listed below and you question whether your course fulfills our requirement, please contact the admissions coordinator.

UW-Madison
KINES 338- Human Anatomy Lab  (2 credits). 

ENROLLMENT INFORMATION for UW-MADISON STUDENTS 

UW-Colleges
BIO 285-Anatomy and Physiology I, 4 cr. AND BIO 286-Anatomy and Physiology II, 4 cr. (Two-semester series, both courses are required, and this series will satisfy the UW MS-OT prerequisites for: Anatomy Lecture with Lab; and Physiology with Lab.)

Madison (Area Technical) College (MATC)
#20806207-Anatomy and Physiology I, 4 cr. AND #20806208-Anatomy and Physiology II, 4 cr. (Two-semester series, both courses are required, and this series will satisfy the UW MS-OT prerequisites for: Anatomy Lecture with Lab; and Physiology with Lab.) 

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Online Options for Anatomy Lab Prerequisite

University of New England
Anatomy (4 credits) (This course will satisfy the Anatomy Lecture and Lab Prerequisite)
Virtual Lab: Yes
http://online.une.edu/science-prerequisites/online-anatomy/

West Virginia University
Online Anatomy Lab: NBAN 206 (2 credit hours) (This course will satisfy the Anatomy Lab Prerequisite)
http://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/anatomy/anatomy-courses-online/

Colorado State University
BMS 310-Anatomy for the Health Professions
(This course will satisfy the Anatomy Lecture and Lab Prerequisite)
Virtual Lab: Yes
http://www.online.colostate.edu/courses/BMS/BMS310.dot

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Classroom Options for Anatomy Lab Prerequisite

UW-Colleges (see active link, above on this website)
BIO 285 and BIO 286 
(Two-semester series, both courses are required, and this series will satisfy the Anatomy Lecture and Lab Prerequisite and the Physiology with Lab Prerequisite)

UW-Washington County
BIO 280 Human Anatomy
(This course will satisfy the Anatomy Lecture and Lab Prerequisite)

MATC (see active link, above on this webpage)
#20806207-Anatomy and Physiology I, 4 cr. AND #20806208-Anatomy and Physiology II, 4 cr. 
(Two-semester series, both courses are required, and this series will satisfy the Anatomy Lecture and Lab Prerequisite and the Physiology with Lab Prerequisite)

Edgewood College Madison
BIO 210 and BIO 211 
(Two-semester series, both courses are required, and this series will satisfy the Anatomy with Lab Prerequisite and the Physiology with Lab Prerequisite)

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