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Occupational Therapy

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Judith Thorn

Professor of Biology; Chair of Neuroscience

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

jthorn@​knox.edu

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Occupational Therapy Program

Knox-Washington University 3-2 Occupational Therapy Program

Knox has an affiliation agreement with Washington University in St. Louis, whose occupational therapy program is among the top-ranked in the nation. The affiliation agreement means that Knox students who meet the prerequisites receive preference in the Washington University admission process.

Students attend Knox for three years, then Washington University for two years, earning both a bachelor's degree from Knox and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) degree from Washington University.

Our strengths in the life sciences provide excellent preparation for the occupational therapy entrance requirements -- whether at Washington University or another graduate school. We also emphasize community service and volunteer work, which can be a significant enhancement to a graduate school application in occupational therapy and other health-related fields.

Prior to starting at Washington University, you must:

  • receive at least 27 credits with at least a 3.25 grade point average
  • be in residence on the Knox campus at least six terms and have earned at least 18 Knox credits
  • complete all the requirements for the Knox degree except the requirements for the major, for total credits, and that the last credit and terms before the degree be in residence
  • be recommended for the program by the Dean of the College or, upon request, by the faculty program advisor

 

Knox-Washington University Course Requirements

Washington University Prerequisite Knox Course Number and Title
Life Science Any biology course 300 or above
Physiology BIOL 328 Physiology
Abnormal Psychology PSYC 277 Clinical and Abnormal Psychology
Developmental Psychology PSYC 203 Developmental Psychology
Social Science Any course in anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, or sociology
Statistics STAT 200 Introductory Statistics or
PSYC 281 Research Methods and Statistics I
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