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Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences _

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) 

(Pending Accreditation)              ​APPLY NOW 

Prerequisite Coursework

The following courses must be completed prior to admission into the MOT Program. Applicants who have at least 75% of prerequisite coursework completed or in progress at time of application may be admitted on a conditional basis pending satisfactory completion of the remaining courses (grade of “C” or higher) prior to beginning the MOT program.

Many of these prerequisites are available online at UC (noted below).  If you would like to enroll in these courses at UC, please submit this form​

MOT Prerequisite Course Worksheet used to calculate cumulative prerequisite GPA for application.

To determine if courses you've taken apply to the MOT prerequisites please use It can help with all of your college transfer equivalency needs. Transferology allows students to get information about course equivalencies, programs, courses and degree audits among a number of participating institutions.​

Content Area


Examples of UC Equivalent Course Options

Anatomy and Physiology



Minimum 6 semester credits - Can be taken as separate course or combined. Both anatomy and physiology content must include all human body systems. A gross anatomy lab is highly recommended but not required.





Neuroanatomy / Biological Psychology

Minimum 3 semester credits covering human brain structure and function. No lab required.

HLSC4020 (online)

PSYC2070 (online)




Minimum 3 semester credits covering the properties, effects, and therapeutic value of the primary agents in major drug categories

HLSC3014 (online)

Lifespan Development


Minimum 3 semester credits or a combination of coursework that covers the lifespan – physical, cognitive, emotional, and psychosocial human development

PSYC2040 (online)

(previously PSYC2005 & PSYC2007)

Abnormal Psychology

Minimum 3 semester credits. Coursework covering the spectrum of mental illness.

PSYC2051 (online)

Sensation / Perception

Minimum 3 semester credits covering stages of processing of the senses in human systems, such as vision, auditory, vestibular, and pain senses.

PSYC2030 (online)


Minimum 3 semester credits - Basic college level statistics course.

STAT1031 (online)

Medical Terminology

Medical terminology course related to medical / health professions.

HLSC2012 (online)


Minimum 3 semester credits covering study of the structure and function of biological systems.

HLSC3020 (online)

Healthcare Ethics

Minimum 2 semester credits.


HLSC2011 (online)

English Composition

Minimum of 3 semester credits.



Sociology or Anthropology

Introductory course. Minimum of 3 semester credits




Introductory course. Minimum of 3 semester credits.



The following courses may be taken after acceptance into the MOT program but must be completed prior to beginning MOT coursework. They are offered online at UC through the College of Allied Health Sciences.

Introduction to Occupational Therapy


Minimum of 3 semester credits that includes content on the history of occupational therapy, AOTA Code of Ethics and Core Values, and Occupational Therapy Practice Framework.


Musculoskeletal Anatomy

Advanced level anatomy. Minimum 3 semester credits

HLSC2021C (online)


Click the link to download a copy of the Prerequisite Course List Equivalents MOT

Credit for Previous Coursework / Work Experience: Due to the sequential nature and learning goals of the MOT curriculum, all students admitted to the MOT Program will be required to complete the full curriculum. The University of Cincinnati MOT Program will not give credit for occupational therapy coursework completed at any other university toward the MOT degree. Transfer credit will only be considered for undergraduate prerequisite coursework. The Program will also not give credit for any work experience toward the MOT degree.

Contact Us

Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences
3202 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0394

For Nutrition Science Programs:

Kimberly Maco, MS
Phone: 513-558-7503
Email: ​

​For Athletic Training, DPT, MOT, and Health Sciences Programs:

Ashley Sandburg
Phone: 513-558-7477

Accreditation Status Update

UC is currently in the Candidacy Stage of accreditation​. For additional information on accreditation, please see ACOTE’s Prospective Applicant Letter.

Wondering what courses you'll need before you start the MOT program?  Use this document to determine if your courses are equivalent to UC's.

Prerequisite Course List Equivalents MOT

Important Application Dates

April 6, 2018 - Application period opens

November 1, 2018 - Application period closes

December 201​8 - Applicants notified of acceptance status

May 201​9 - ​Second cohort of students begin classes

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