Pre-Occupational Therapy

For Kinesiology and Exercise Science majors

Planning to pursue a career in occupational therapy? Graduates from UNI’s kinesiology and exercise science major routinely have some of the highest acceptance rates in the nation. Through hands-on experiences, our major helps students gain the skills and knowledge that OT schools are looking for.

Pre-health students performing research.

Over 3.5 GPA

In the past 2 years, 100% of the Exercise Science students at UNI with a GPA over 3.5 were accepted

Most popular major

Kinesiology and Exercise Science is the most common major for pre-OT students at UNI



90% of our students that applied to OT-school were accepted over the past 2 years

Student sitting in front of a campanile.

"The education I received in the movement and exercise science major at UNI prepared me for a career path in occupational therapy. The professors made classes enjoyable, and you can see the passion they have for their students by their willingness to ensure success in every facet of life - not just academically. Choosing this program and university was the best decision I've ever made."

Jonathan Bopes, Program Alum and Occupational Therapist


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Department of Kinesiology
WRC 104
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0200

Phone: (319) 273-6854

Department of Kinesiology