Train to empower people of all ages who find daily tasks challenging due to a physical, developmental or mental condition.

The pre-occupational therapy program at Calvin is designed to prepare you for entry into a master's level occupational therapy program. As a professional in this applied science, you'll enable your patients by teaching them the skills they need to function and contribute to society. The five-year program is comprised of three years at Calvin and two years at Washington University where you'll receive your clinical training. Upon completion of your second year at Washington, you'll receive your MSOT—master of science in occupational therapy—degree.

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This program is part of a family of health science programs, many of which share a common course foundation. To learn about other options in the health sciences, see the Health Sciences page.

Related classes at Calvin

Human Anatomy, Anatomical Kinesiology, Developmental Psychology

Education after Calvin

Complete 2–3 years in an occupational therapy program leading to a masters of science in occupational therapy (MSOT). Additional years can lead to a doctorate in occupational therapy (OTD).

Student involvement

Volunteer at local hospitals and senior centers; attend lectures sponsored by the biology and chemistry departments; spend the summer assisting a professor with research; intern at Van Andel Institute; work as a Camp Counselor at a camp for adults with special needs.

Course Requirements


Amy Wilstermann

Amy Wilstermann

Associate Professor
Director, Honors and Collegiate Scholars
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