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Pre-OT at Belmont

Occupational Therapy - Belmont UniversityStudents who complete their bachelor's degree at Belmont University have opportunity to qualify for preferred consideration for admission to the OTD program in the School of Occupational Therapy.

As a Belmont undergraduate you may pursue a major in any field of study.  Some students choose a major within the College of Health Sciences (home to the School of Occupational Therapy) such as Exercise Science or Public Health, while others choose a major about which they are most passionate. Prerequisite courses must be completed with above average grades as part of your bachelor’s degree.

Upon meeting eligibility requirements (outlined below), you will be guaranteed an interview opportunity for a place in the program’s entering class and receive preferred consideration for admission. Typically, about two thirds of applicants to the OTD program are granted an interview invitation. With a solid interview you will be offered first opportunity to join the entering class for the Doctorate of Occupational Therapy.

While not a guarantee of admission, Belmont's Pre-OT program provides key benefits which are extremely beneficial in a competitive admissions environment.


Requirements for Preferred Consideration to the OTD Program
  1. Applicants must be on track to complete a bachelor's degree from Belmont University with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher, including coursework from any previous colleges or universities
  2. Applicants must be on track to achieve a grade of "B+" (3.3) or better in all OTD prerequisite courses completed at Belmont and previous institutions
  3. Candidates must apply early to the OTD program by October 1 during their senior year at Belmont to assure that a seat will be available if admitted.

Applicants who do not meet the requirements above will still be given full consideration for admission, but without preferred applicant status.

If you have questions about the requirements for preferred consideration, please email Sarah Schulte, Admissions Coordinator.


School of Occupational Therapy
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