Huntington University is a Christian liberal arts college in Indiana

Occupational Therapy Prerequisites
and Course Descriptions

All of the following courses are offered at Huntington University. 

Anatomy & Physiology I

BI 241 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
(3 credits; Fall)
An introduction to the form and function of the human body. Topics include the basic biochemical and cellular foundations of the body as well as the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. Disorders of each system will be introduced as appropriate. Must be taken concurrently with BI 241L. 
BI 241L Laboratory for Human Anatomy and Physiology I 
(1 credit; Fall)Laboratory experiences to compliment the topics discussed in lecture. Computer and Web-based technologies will be used to complement hands-on learning in the lab. Must be taken concurrently with BI 241.


Note: This is an example of a course that would meet this requirement. Other biology courses could meet this requirement.

BI 111 Biology in the Modern World
(3 credits; Fall, Spring)
This course is a general survey of biological principles for nonscience majors. Students will study ecology and environmental stewardship, origins, nutrition, structure and function of the human body, disease, genetics and biotechnology. Christian perspectives on these topics and applications to everyday life are emphasized. Must be taken concurrently with BI 111L.

BI 111L Laboratory for Biology in the Modern World
(1 credit; Fall, Spring)
Laboratory exercises illustrate biological concepts and provide experience with techniques in biology. Includes field trips, field measurements and laboratory work. Must be taken concurrently with BI 111.

Introduction to Psychology

PY 111 Introduction to Psychology
(3 credits; Fall, Spring)
A survey of the principles, methods and findings in various areas of psychology. Specific topics include: development, socialization, consciousness, personality, motivation and emotion, learning and memory, physiology, neuroscience, stress and coping, and psychopathology.

Abnormal Psychology

PY 461 Abnormal Psychology
(3 credits; Fall, Spring)
An examination of the symptoms, etiology and treatment of abnormal behavior. Current diagnostic classifications are used as a conceptual framework. Prerequisites: PY 111 and sophomore standing at time of registration

Social Science

Note: These are examples of courses that would meet this requirement. Other social science courses could meet this requirement.

SO 111 Principles of Sociology
(3 credits; Fall, Spring)
Basic concepts, theories, methods and principles of sociology. Topics will include social institutions, the dynamics of change and the diverse behavior of people in different parts of the world.

SO 141 Cultural Anthropology
(3 credits; Spring Odd Years)
This course will focus on the perspectives and terminology of the field of cultural anthropology, including the development of culture, similarities and differences among various cultures and processes of change.

Statistics OR Research

MAX 323 Statistics for Nursing
(4 credits)
In this course, students will develop familiarity with advanced statistical methods as they are applied to nursing and health care. These will include multiple linear regression, factor analysis and multivariate analysis of variance. Students will have the opportunity to use statistical software packages such as SPSS. A brief introduction to structural equation modeling and psychometric methods may be offered.

PY 381 Introduction to Research Methods
(Note: These are examples of courses that would meet this requirement. Other statistics and research courses could meet this requirement.)
(3 credits; Fall)
This course focuses on the analytical techniques used in behavioral science research. Topics include the anatomy of the experimental method, characteristics of variables, reliability and validity considerations, sources of experimental error, data analysis techniques, APA scholarly writing and ethical issues in research. Students will engage in data collection using multiple research methods, analyses and interpretation. Students will also be introduced to the SPSS statistical program. Prerequisites: PY 111, MA 151, one additional course in psychology, and sophomore standing at time of registration

Medical Terminology

EX287 Medical Terminology
(1 credit; Fall and January Term)
This course introduces medical words and terms through an analysis of their construction, including prefix, suffix, root, connecting and combining forms. Medical meanings applicable to the structure, function and diseases of the human body are stressed.