Pre-Occupational Therapy

Musculoskeletal Lab

Program Description 

Contribute to the health and wellness of your community through Rockhurst University’s pre-occupational therapy program.

Learning Outcomes 

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Prospective Students 

Current Students 


Students develop personalized plans each semester with academic advisors and the program directors, Annie Lee, Ph.D. and Laura Salem, Ph.D. Summer coursework on our Kansas City, Missouri, campus is available in Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and Physics. In addition to basic prerequisite courses, students have the opportunity to take additional coursework to enhance their application and preparedness for the OT program. 


Occupational therapy (OT) practitioners help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). It enables people to function in all of their environments (e.g. home, work, school, community) and addresses the physical, psychological and cognitive aspects of their well-being through engagement in occupation.
– American Occupational Therapy Association