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 2021 admission, degrees must be conferred by the Fall (October) of 2021;
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B) in the last 60 credit hours of study;
  • Completion of the CASPer Test and CASPer Snapshot. Visit our website here for more information on this requirement. The last available CASPer test date for Fall 2021 applicants is January, 26, 2021. CASPer results must be distributed to the MOT program at the University of Manitoba by February 8, 2021 in order to be considered.
  • 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 30, 2021:

    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, eligible candidates with the most competitive last 60 credit hours GPA and CASPer scores will proceed to the interview stage of the admission process. For the Canadian Indigenous category, all applicants that meet MOT eligibility requirements will be granted an interview.

MOT Manitoba Universities -- Prerequisite Courses:

Prerequisite Courses

University of


Université de

St. Boniface

University of


Brandon University

Canadian Mennonite






BIOL 1410 Anatomy of the Human Body or

KIN 2320 /
KPER 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



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



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



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



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

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

* 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.Courses that focus on social situations of specific populations (for example from Indigenous, Disability or Gender Studies Departments) may be considered for the Social Science requirement.

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.

British Columbia
New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island

NOTE: Due to the high volume of inquiries prerequisite pre-assessments will only be available from May 15 to December 15, 2020. After these dates interested Canadian applicants are encouraged to submit and pay for a 2021-2022 application prior to the February 1, 2021 application deadline.

Prerequisite reviews will only be conducted for applicants that are in the ranking to receive an interview offer. If our office requires more information regarding pre-requisite courses for students who are in the competitive range for an interview offer, our office will contact the candidate by email to request a course syllabus.

For more details on the admissions process, applicant categories and important deadline dates please reference the 2021-2022 Master of Occupational Therapy Application Guide found in the MOT Admissions hub.

Last Update: October, 2020 British Columbia Alberta Saskatchewan Ontario Quebec NfldLbr New Brunswick Nova Scotia PEI