MOT Eligibility Requirements


Prior to entering the Occupational Therapy program, students must obtain:

  • A 3 or 4 year undergraduate degree from a university recognized by the University of Manitoba. For 2018 admission, degrees must be conferred by the Fall of 2018;
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B) in the last 60 credit hours of study;
  • Successful completion of the MOT admission interview;
  • Successful completion of the following prerequisite courses (or approved alternate courses) with no grade below ‘B’ by April 2018:

    Note: Where two half courses are being used to meet one prerequisite, a minimum grade of ‘B’ is required in each course.

Human Anatomy (minimum 3 credits)
Human Physiology (3 to 6 credits depending on course)
Introductory Statistics (minimum 3 credits)
Psychology (minimum 3 credits)
Social Sciences (minimum 3 credits)

    These prerequisite courses will provide applicants with important background knowledge for the occupational therapy program. There are many other courses that will add to your background knowledge. Students in the Occupational Therapy program have shared that courses related to human development (child, adolescent, adult), health studies, kinesiology, and higher level behavioural and social sciences have been especially helpful in preparing them for the occupational therapy program. Courses that emphasize academic writing will also be of benefit.

Meeting the above eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission as entry into the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program is competitive. As there are more applicants than available interview seats, only candidates with the highest GPAs in their last 60 credit hours will proceed to the interview stage of the admission process.

MOT Manitoba Universities -- Prerequisite Courses:

Prerequisite Courses

University of

Manitoba

Université de

St. Boniface

University of

Winnipeg

Brandon University

Canadian Mennonite

University

Athabasca

University

HUMAN

ANATOMY

BIOL 1410 Anatomy of the Human Body or

KIN 2320 Human Anatomy when combined with BIOL 2410 & 2420 Human Physiology 1 & 2

BIOL 1411 Anatomie du Corps Humain

BIOL 1112/6 Human Anatomy & Physiology or

KIN 2301/3 Human Anatomy when combined with KIN 2204/3

 

15.132 Human Anatomy & Physiology or 15:171 Human Anatomy & Physiology 1 with 15:172 Human Anatomy & Physiology 2

BIOL 1360 Anatomy of the Human Body

BIOL 235 Human Anatomy & Physiology

HUMAN

PHYSIOLOGY

BIOL 1412 Physiology of the Human Body or BIOL 2410 & 2420 Human Physiology 1 & 2

BIOL 1413 Physiologie du Corps Humain

or BIOL 2411 with BIOL 2421 Physiologie du Corps Humain 1 & 2

BIOL 1112/6 Human Anatomy & Physiology or KIN 2204/3 Introduction to Human Physiology

 

 

15.132 Human Anatomy & Physiology or 15:171 Human Anatomy & Physiology 1 with 15:172 Human Anatomy & Physiology 2

 

BIOL 1370 Physiology of the Human Body

BIOL 235 Human Anatomy & Physiology

INTRODUCTORY

STATISTICS*

STAT 1000 Basic Statistical Analysis

STAT 1001 Analyse Statistique de Base I

STAT 1301/3 Statistical Analysis I or  STAT 1501/3 Elementary Biological Statistics 1

62.171 Introduction to Statistics

MATH 1000 Basic Statistics

MATH 215 Introduction to Statistics

 

PSYCHOLOGY**

Most courses from a Department of Psychology will be considered for this requirement.

SOCIAL

SCIENCES**

Most courses from a Department of Sociology will meet the Social Science requirement.

Courses in Cultural Anthropology and Human Geography will also be considered.

* Research Methods courses from departments other than statistics may be used in lieu of statistics (e.g. PSYC 2250 Introduction to Psychological Research). Click here for a detailed listing of approved statistics courses.

** Research methods courses from the departments of Psychology and Sociology cannot be used to meet either the Psychology or Social Science prerequisite. Courses from Psychology cannot be used to meet the Social Science prerequisite.

Prerequisite Equivalency

To view listings of prerequisite equivalencies from post-secondary institutes by each province, click on a specific province in the list below. Click here if you are unable to find your institution and/or course(s). Click here for Distance Education Prerequisites.

Alberta 
British Columbia

New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Nova Scotia

Ontario

Prince Edward Island

Quebec

Saskatchewan

Click here for statistics on the minimum GPA to receive an interview in previous years.

Sept, 2017
British Columbia Alberta Saskatchewan Ontario Quebec NfldLbr New Brunswick Nova Scotia PEI