This program is designed to prepare you for work as an occupational or physical therapy generalist in a clinical, educational, administrative or research career. Biology or exercise science degrees are common but not required. Since course requirements vary from program to program, you are advised to be aware of the specific requirements of each program in which you intend to apply. In general, the guidelines that follow are in accord with the recommendations of most professional occupational and physical therapy schools offering doctor or master's programs. Specifically, they satisfy the University of South Dakota's prerequisites for admission to its accredited Doctor of Occupational Therapy and Doctor of Physical Therapy Programs.

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