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Pre-Occupational Therapy



Oral Roberts University’s residential Pre-Occupational Therapy program can equip you to become a part of the medical, dental and most other health professions. You can graduate skills in biology, chemistry, biomedical engineering, psychology, or health and exercise science as a pre-professional route.

Our commitment to equip Spirit-empowered leaders is why our unique mission to develop Holy Spirit-empowered leaders through whole person education, can truly set you apart to impact the Health and Medical world. In pursuing all pre-professional degrees, ORU stresses the importance of maintaining close contact with the program advisor for optimal success.

What can I do with a degree from ORU in the Pre-Occupational Therapy Program?

  • Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Pediatric Specialty
  • Private Therapy
  • Geriatric Health Care
  • Developmental Disorder Therapist
  • And More!

What are some of the core experiences of this program?

  • Human Anatomy Lecture/Lab
  • Biology Lecture/Lab
  • Human Physiology Lecture/Lab

What makes ORU’s Pre-Occupational Therapy program stand out?

Each year ORU sends out several teams with a distinctive medical mission. Experience medical missions with a body, mind and spirit emphasis. There are also numerous shadowing opportunities available for physician, nurse practitioner, physician's assistant, occupational therapist, physical therapist and more.

What about accreditation?

As a university, we meet the highest accreditation standards set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Are there scholarships available?

Nearly 100% of our full-time, undergraduate residential students receive ORU grants and scholarships through academic achievement and through ORU’s premier scholarship opportunity of our Quest Whole Leader Scholarship.

Alpha Epsilon Delta is the National Pre-Health Professions Honors Society dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in pre-professional health scholarship, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and many others. This society welcomes all engaged in the pursuit of a healthcare career. To learn more about financial aid, click here.

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