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Health Sciences - Pre-Physical and Occupational Therapy, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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While students graduating with a degree obtained in the Health Sciences - Pre-Physical and Occupational Therapy program of the Southeast Missouri State University are not limited to this one option, the focus of the program is to satisfy the common prerequisites for physical therapy and occupational graduate programs. In addition to meeting pre-requisites and providing a scientific background for a graduate program, the students are introduced to assessment techniques and therapeutic techniques which will be a part of their professional education.

Some programs will have unique pre-requisites, therefore students are encouraged to visit the websites of the American Physical Therapy Association ( or the American Occupation Therapy Association ( to identify pre-requisites for a school they may wish to attend.

What You'll Do

  • Satisfy pre-requisites for professional graduate education
  • Be introduced to assessment techniques which will be part of their professional education while completing the undergraduate program
  • Have a working knowledge of therapeutic modalities and skills in application of the modalities
  • Be prepared to enter a number of other allied health fields if they should decide against physical or occupational therapy

Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Chiropractic School
  • Rehabilitation Technician

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Injury Assessment
  • Issues/Trends in Motor Learning
  • Therapeutic Modalities
  • Rehabilitation of Sports Injury
  • Applied Anatomy
  • Athletic Injuries

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Submit your Online application
  • Pay the $40 application fee
  • Passport
  • Academic transcripts
  • Affidavit of Financial Support and Proof of finances
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Standardized test scores (ACT, SAT, etc.) for scholarship consideration (Optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    431 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 431 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    431 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 431 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    225 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 225 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cape Girardeau

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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