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Prerequisite courses may be taken at any accredited school, including area community colleges, as long as essential content is met.  It is not necessary that the course title be the same as below; it is the course content/description that is the critical issue.

Courses that satisfy the prerequisite requirements at TWU and in Texas community colleges are listed below. 

Courses taken outside TWU and this numbering system should be pre-approved prior to application to the program.  For evaluation and approval of courses taken outside TWU please contact our Admissions Secretary at (940) 898-2807 or

At the time of application, a minimum of 4 credit hours of Biological Sciences and 3 credit hours of Behavioral Sciences must be completed.

At the time of program entry, all prerequisite courses must be successfully completed

Mathematical Sciences:

Elementary Statistics (3 semester credit hours) Frequency distributions; graphical representation, measures of central tendency and dispersion; normal curve; hypothesis testing/confidence intervals. TWU: Math 1703.
Texas Common  Code: MATH 1342  
(often available at community college level).

Biological Sciences:

Human Anatomy and Physiology  (4 – 8 semester credit hours)  Functional anatomy of the muscular and nervous system, and physiology of major human organ systems.  Lecture/lab (nervous system not required) TWU:  Zool 2033/2031  Note:  Some colleges offer separate courses in anatomy and physiology.  Some offer A & P as a combined course within one semester.  These alternatives usually satisfy the A & P requirement.
Texas Common  Code: BIOL 2401/2402

Behavorial Sciences:

Developmental Psychology   (3 semester credit hours)  Development of personality and learning across the life-spanTWU:  Psych 1603 (General Psychology is usually a prerequisite to Dev. Psych)
Texas Common  Code: PSYC 2312 Human Development or PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development

Abnormal Psychology  (3 semester credit hours)  Study of psychopathology including mood disorders and psychotic behavior, defenses, and abnormality in relationship to normal behavior.  TWU:  Psych 2513  (General Psychology is usually a prerequisite to Abnormal Psych). 


Medical Terminology (Certification) Formal verification of successful completion of a course of study in Medical Terminology.  TWU: HS 3033

Do the courses on my transcript fit these prerequisite requirements?  Will the course I'm planning to take be accepted? For answers, contact the TWU School of Occupational Therapy Admissions Secretary, LaWana Spratling at

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