Pre-Occupational Therapy

Thanks to the patience and skill of occupational therapists, thousands of disabled people learn to perform such everyday activities as getting dressed without assistance.  For those who are mentally, physically, developmentally, or emotionally impaired, this is an important step toward a life that is as independent, productive, and satisfying as possible.

Besides working with patients, occupational therapists may supervise students, assistants, and volunteers.  Many therapists also manage offices, coordinate patient activities, or act as consultants to other organizations.

Why VU?
To become licensed as a Registered Occupational Therapist (OTR), you are required to have a Master’s Degree from an approved occupational therapy program.  IUPUI and USI offer these programs.  Our program is closely aligned with both IUPUI and USI’s Bachelor’s Degree requirements.  You would complete your first two years of courses at Vincennes University, transfer and complete your Bachelor’s Degree, and then apply to IUPUI or USI.

The VU Advantage

  • You’ll have access to lab equipment that, at four-year schools, is normally reserved for students at the junior or senior level.
  • Small class sizes mean you don’t have to compete with several other students for lab time and equipment.
  • The faculty member who teaches the lecture session also teaches the lab section.  This ensures that instruction is consistent and gives you plenty of time with your professors to build close relationships.
  • Free tutoring is also available through the University’s study skills laboratory.

Learn more about the courses required for this program

For more information about this major, please contact Professor Lindsay Seals at 812.888.5775 or lseals@vinu.edu.