Occupational Therapy

There are more applicants a year to the Occupational Therapy major than the University of New Hampshire can accommodate. The size of the major is kept small so that it can meet accreditation requirements for student: faculty ratios in the classroom, labs and clinical placements.

Why is Occupational Therapy a restricted major?

  • There are limited spaces in the clinical sections and more applicants than we can accommodate

When can I apply as an internal transfer to the Occupational Therapy program?

  • Students can apply during the spring semester of sophomore year

What requirements do I need to apply as an internal transfer?

  • In order to apply to the Occupational Therapy major students on average maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher and have completed Occupational Therapy 500, Occupational Therapy 501, Occupational Therapy 510, Biomedical Science 507, Biomedical Science 508, and Psychology 401. There is also an application process that requires essays, recommendations and sometimes an interview is required. The courses listed are available to all UNH students, with a number of spaces in these classes reserved for students who wish to enroll in the Occupational Therapy Program

How many spaces typically are available each year for current UNH students as internal transfers?

  • 0-10--how many spaces are available is driven by the size of the first year class (is it larger or smaller than anticipated) and the amount of attrition in the Occupational Therapy program

How many UNH students typically apply for these spaces?

  • Roughly 35-45 students a year apply each year to become Occupational Therapy majors

When do Students Apply?

  • The application deadline is March 1

When do most students start in the program?

  • Students begin in the Occupational Therapy major the semester following their admission to the program-Fall of the junior year.