Occupational Therapy Cooperative Program Requirements & Prerequisites

Although the application process for the 3-2 program with Washington University (Mo.) is selective and competitive and admission is not guaranteed to Wittenberg students, the acceptance rate for our students has been 100 percent. With one-on-one advising, students work closely with our faculty to select appropriate courses, arrange internships and asses their strengths and weaknesses. Wittenberg offers all prerequisite courses required for admission to Washington University.

Prerequisite Courses

At least four of the six prerequisite courses must be successfully completed at the time of application. You must earn at least a "B" in each course. Pass/Fail is not accepted.

  • One year of general biology (BIOL 170 and 180)
  • One upper-level biology course from Neurobiology, Vertebrate Zoology, Genetics/Molecular Genetics and Electron Microscopy
  • Two semesters of Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Psychology proseminars:
    • Abnormal psychology (2 credits)
    • Developmental psychology (2 credits)
    • Physiological psychology (2 credits)
  • One semester of social science from any of the following areas: sociology, anthropology, economics, political science, urban studies, geography or other psychology courses
  • One semester of statistics: math statistics or psychology statistics (business statistics does not fulfill this requirement)


  • Medical terminology. Most Wittenberg students complete this requirement via an independent study. Washington University recommends¬†Medical Terminology, a Programmed Text¬†by Smith et al. From Delmar Thomson Learning (1-800-347-7707)
  • Computer competency. You are expected to be computer literate (word processing, spreadsheets, email) upon enrollment. Completed by past experience as documented or course in computer science.
  • CPR certification
  • General GRE

To contact Washington University regarding its 3-2 program with Wittenberg, you may contact:

Washington University School of Medicine
Program in Occupational Therapy
Campus Box 8505
4444 Forest Park Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 286-1653

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