This curriculum is designed to help students select courses which are likely to apply to a major in Occupational Therapy. The courses listed are suggested courses which are designed to satisfy requirements in the Associate in Arts degree program at Prairie State College and to provide the basis for transferring to a four-year institution.
Occupational therapists are concerned with people’s ability to perform their work, self-care, and play in a competent, selfsatisfying manner. When disease, trauma, or stress interferes with performance, the occupational therapist uses various methods of mutual problem-solving, environmental modification, and adaptive devices to support and enhance performance. This program provides the foundation course work necessary for admission to an occupational therapy program. Occupational therapy programs are masters degree level programs which require two years of prerequisite course work followed by four years in an approved occupational therapy program. Admission to occupational therapy programs is very competitive.