Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology
The Pre-Occupational Therapy Program at MVNU is designed to enable students to prepare a file that is competitive for entry into occupational therapy school. While in the program, students are guided through academic, spiritual, character, and life-skill development.
Students are informed of expectations within the program, as well as the expectations of the admissions officers within the occupational therapy schools. A semester-by-semester approach provides students with feedback for self-assessment regarding the extent of preparation as they progress. Seminars, documentation, and one-on-one meetings provide information about the preparation necessary, the application progress, and professional competencies and expectations.
Becoming an OT is no small feat. But MVNU’s biology curriculum prepares you for graduate school and state licensure.
Faith & learning at MVNU
As an intentionally Christian University, we integrate our faith into everything we do at MVNU. From prayer before class to exploring real-world moral and ethical dilemmas, we’ll teach you what it means to shine forth.
MVNU offers a number of fantastic travel and study afar programs designed to broaden your perspective, introduce you to new and exciting domestic and international cultures, and enhance your resume.
- Costa Rica
- Central America
- South America
- Belize (Tropical Biology)
- Croatia, Austria & Hungary
- Spain, Portugal & France
- Greater Columbus Area
- San Francisco
- New Orleans
- Washington, D.C.
Need a little help with finances? We’ve got you covered. Explore scholarships, grants, and other resources to help you pay for your education.
Get the Facts
Median Salary for OTs
This program is designed to provide the preparation that is needed to apply to schools that offer occupational therapy programs. Students take courses that are required for entrance, as well as recommended courses. This academic preparation provides part of the necessary components. In addition, students are given instruction and guidance to complete an application profile that is competitive, including extra-curricular activities, volunteerism, clinical exposure, and undergraduate research. Finally, seminars are available for training in professionalism, the application process, interview preparation, and development of essential competencies.
MVNU alumni have been accepted into occupational therapy programs at the following institutions:
- Chatham University
- Nova Southeastern University
- The Ohio State University
- University of Findlay
- University of Toledo
- Walsh University
Treat injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities.
Meet the Faculty
Learn from faculty members who know how to balance theory and practical application for a relevant, empowering, Christ-centered learning experience.
Hands-on learning in our labs
You will work in our laboratories, which round out the learning environment by mimicking the professional settings that students will work in after graduation.
At MVNU, we use all of our resources to help you develop your skills as a scientist and researcher — including our natural resources!
Regardless of which Biology track you follow, our faculty want to see you success and prepare for your calling.
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