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Occupational Therapy, Pre-Professional

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) Morgantown, WV, United States
The International Year in Occupational Therapy is a one, two, or three-quarter program from West Virginia University offering preparation for a wide range of majors that suit all interests.
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During this Occupational Therapy programme from West Virginia University you will learn in a supportive environment to develop your academic and English language skills, while adjusting to living and learning in the USA. After successfully completing the program with the required grades, you can continue your undergraduate degree with the confidence to engage and succeed.

Academic coursework will depend on your background and chosen progression degree. Some courses may include math, English, finance, leadership, dance, or energy studies.

Academic Credit

During your Global Pathway Program, you will work with an advisor to select pre-approved courses for academic credits. You will have the opportunity to earn between 15 to 20 credits that will count towards your bachelor's degree graduation requirements.

Programme Structure

What Will You Study?

  • During your program you will study a range of academic courses and English for Academic Purposes courses. 
  • The English for Academic Purposes classes will give you the solid English language foundation you need to succeed in your degree. We will support you to gain new skills in academic writing, listening, and reading.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date We did our best, but couldn't find the next application deadline and start date information online.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    15 alternative credits


  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • The requirements needed to study the International Year are lower than what you would need to be admitted directly to the University. This provides you the opportunity to begin studying sooner, while developing your skills and preparing for your degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2080 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    2080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2080 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Morgantown

  • 775 - 1290 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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