Pre-Occupational Therapy

Trevecca’s exercise science bachelor’s program offers a pre-occupational therapy concentration that prepares you for graduate studies leading to a career as an occupational therapist (OT). This program, geared toward students who want to pursue an advanced degree in OT, offers rigorous coursework and three practicum experiences, giving you a strong educational foundation and valuable field experience.

Program Benefits

  • Enjoy our small class sizes and supportive campus community.
  • Learn from faculty who possess high degrees in their fields, who have relevant and valuable real-world experience and who make an effort to know you personally.
  • Graduate with extensive practicum experience and a strong knowledge base.
  • Take advantage of incredible internships and job opportunities available in Nashville’s prime health care market.


What to Expect

Trevecca’s pre-occupational therapy program is a concentration track within our exercise science major that prepares you for the graduate studies you’ll need to pursue a career in occupational therapy (OT). Occupational therapists are vital members of the health care community who help patients of all ages function fully in their daily lives by providing a variety of services. Some occupational therapists work in pediatric hospitals to help premature newborns develop vital life skills. Others work in school or home settings with children who have disabilities such as cerebral palsy or Down syndrome, helping them to face and overcome challenges. Some OTs offer rehabilitation to people recovering from injuries, while others offer services to older adults facing stroke, Alzeheimer’s disease or other physical or cognitive changes.

This degree fully prepares you for graduate school by meeting all prerequisite requirements. It gives you a solid foundation with core science classes as well as topics such as behavioral science statistics, therapeutic modalities, human growth and development, abnormal psychology, sociology and more. This degree also provides incredible opportunities for hands-on learning with three practicums, so you gain extensive field experience and insight into career opportunities as you work with therapists in a variety of clinical settings in the Nashville area.

Why Choose Trevecca?

Founded in 1901 and a leader in online education for more than two decades, Trevecca has been recognized nationally and locally for providing our students with the highest level of academic quality and rigor. We offer a holistic education focused on the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual health of all the students in our diverse student body. We are committed to educating the next generation to be servant leaders.

As a Christian university, we offer programs that explore the ways faith intersects with your field of study. This means you can gain your pre-occupational therapy degree in a supportive, Christian community with small classroom sizes and engaged faculty members who care about you, your faith and your goals.

Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

Get details on all the courses you’ll complete as you work toward this degree at Trevecca.

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Financial Aid & Costs

Financial Aid & Costs

Nearly every student at Trevecca receives some form of assistance in paying for college. Learn all about the affordability of a TNU education and options for receiving aid.

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Career Opportunities

If you want to become an occupational therapist and plan to pursue graduate studies in occupational therapy, Trevecca’s pre-occupational therapy program was created for you. This program offers the classes you need to meet all the prerequisite requirements for application to graduate school. The rigor of each class will challenge and equip you to meet the expectations of graduate studies. You’ll work closely with your academic advisors, who serve as mentors and who ensure your coursework meets the specifications for your graduate school of choice.