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Pre-Occupational Therapy

Where most people see a debilitating injury, you see an opportunity to help heal people.

Florida Southern College provides coursework focused on getting you the experience necessary for pre-occupational therapy programs.

Top Reasons to choose Pre-Occupational Therapy at florida southern college

Comprehensive

We provide all the academic courses pre-occupational therapy schools require for admissions, and other courses that can offer you hands-on experience related to pre-occupational therapy.

Be Prepared

As most graduate programs require a specific number of shadowing hours at pre-occupational therapy clinics, you will benefit from our emphasis on real-world experience.

Individualized Attention

Our Pre-Professional programs will guide you in your quest to become a physical therapist. You will be paired with an advisor who knows what it takes to achieve your goals.

Pre-Occupational Therapy Internships

Our extracurricular experiences will help broaden your knowledge and understanding of the world around you. Junior Journeys, internships, shadowing and research.

Students find many opportunities in and around the city of Lakeland, as well as across the country to gain experience. Our local hospital, Lakeland Regional Medical Center, and several large health care clinics as well as local occupational therapists have provided excellent experiences for our students. Outside of Lakeland, students have interned at one of the premier joint replacement practices in the country, Joint Implant Surgeons, Inc., in Ohio, and have worked with various collegiate and professional sports teams.

Online Information Sessions

Join FSC admissions for our admissions information session. Learn more about what makes FSC special, our academic opportunities, involvement, community life, and the admissions and financial aid/scholarships application process. Following our information session, please stick around for our live chat session to make sure all of your questions are answered.

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Pre-Professional Program (P3)

The Pre-Professional Program (P3) is a rigorous, competitive program for students pursuing admission to professional schools after obtaining their undergraduate degrees.

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Pre-Occupational Therapy Program Contacts

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Office of Admissions

Admissions Counselors
863.680.4131

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Lauren Albaum, Ph.D.

Director, Health Professions & STEM Career Development Center
863.680.6242

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Dr. Nancy Morvillo

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