University of Jamestown provides a strong background for students pursuing further study in occupational therapy.

These students often select a major in psychology, biology or exercise physiology. A major in another area may be satisfactory as long as the necessary pre-requisites are chosen in consultation with one's academic advisor. In addition to specific science courses, a background in psychology is recommended.

Program Strengths

As a pre-occupational therapy student at University of Jamestown, you will benefit from:

  • faculty whose main focus is teaching
  • small class sizes assuring personal attention from instructors
  • advisers who are informed about the requirements and opportunities in pre-professional areas
  • a strong emphasis on the liberal arts, which will prepare you for professional school
  • many organizations and activities providing opportunities to develop non-academic skills while pursuing your professional goals
Pre-Occupational Therapy Factsheet

Recent professional school placement in Occupational Therapy includes the following:

  • College of St. Catherine
  • Indianapolis University
  • University of South Dakota
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior


Specific coursework for this major is outlined can be Viewed Here or downloaded here.

Our Academic Catalogs provide information on policies and procedures, the admissions process, programs of study, and degree requirements.

As course offerings can change from semester to semester, working with the Registrar’s office will ensure that your courses are kept on schedule so that you can graduate in four years.

Certifications/Degrees: PhD, University of California, Davis

Email:aamaro@uj.edu

Certifications/Degrees: MS, Northern State University

Email:mahoney@uj.edu

Certifications/Degrees:
Ph.D in Biology: City University of New York; M. Phil. in Biology: CUNY;
M.A in Biology: Queens College;
M.S in Computer Science: Pace University;
A.A.S in Veterinary Science Technology: SUNY - Delhi

Email:Kathleen.Uvino@uj.edu

Certifications/Degrees: PhD, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota; BS, Biology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Email:msolensk@uj.edu

Certifications/Degrees:
B.A. University of Jamestown;
M.S. UP;
PhD, U of M;
ANCC Certified Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Email:rittenba@uj.edu

Certifications/Degrees: PhD, Developmental Biology, University of Wisconsin
BS, Biology, University of North Dakota

Email:jensen@uj.edu

Certifications/Degrees: BS in Psychology from the University of Jamestown, MS in Psychology from North Dakota State University, PhD in Psychology from North Dakota State University

Email:dwallace@uj.edu

Certifications/Degrees: BSN, University of Wyoming;
MS in Nursing Education at Minnesota State University Moorhead

Email:kash@uj.edu

Certifications/Degrees: Doctor of Chiropractic, Northwestern Health Sciences University

Email:mthorlak@uj.edu

Certifications/Degrees: MS, University of North Dakota

Email:thager@uj.edu

Certifications/Degrees: PhD, Iowa State University

Email:steffan@uj.edu

Certifications/Degrees:
BS, North Dakota State University;
BA, Jamestown College

Email:gcrabtree@uj.edu

Certifications/Degrees: BA, University of Arizona; MS, University of Arizona

Email:mwalter@uj.edu

Certifications/Degrees:
M.S. University of Dallas;
PhD Alliant International University

Email:msarabak@uj.edu
  • University of Jamestown
    Biology Department
    6062 College lane
    Jamestown, ND 58405

  • University of Jamestown
    Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science
    6775 College Lane
    Jamestown, ND 58405

  • Bruce Jensen, PhD Professor

    jensen@uj.edu | PH: 701-252-3467 ext. 5473

  • Marla J. Walter, MS Instructor

    mwalter@uj.edu | PH: 701-252-3467 ext. 5712