Curriculum

Curricular Requirements
  Credits
Program Required Courses  
Summer

 

 
OTR 505 - Foundations of OT 3
OTR 520/520L - Functional Kinesiology & Anatomy 4
OTR 503 - Biopsychosocial Dimensions of Older Adults 3

OTR 503L - OT Interventions w/ Older Adults (includes level I fieldwork)

2
OTR 522 - Communications, Culture & Group Process 2
  14
Fall  
OTR 513 - Biopsychosocial Dimensions of Mental Health & Wellness 3
OTR 513L - OT Interventions in Mental Health & Wellness 0
OTR 515 - Biopsychosocial Dimensions of Adults 3
OTR 515L - OT Interventions w/ Adults (includes level I fieldwork) 2
OTR 502 - Occupational Analysis 3
OTR 524 - Applied UE Interventions 2
OTR 526 - Integrative Practice w/Adults 3
  16
Spring  
OTR 621 - Health Care Management & Administration 3
OTR 611 - Biopsychosocial Dimensions of Children & Youth 3
OTR 611L - OT Interventions w/ Children & Youth (includes level I fieldwork) 2
OTR 614 - Therapeutic Use of Self & Group Intervention (includes level I fieldwork) 2
OTR 610 - Integrative Practice w/Children & Youth 3
OTR 628 - Research Methods & Design 3
  16
Summer/Fall  
OTR 601 - Fieldwork IIA 6
OTR 602 - Fieldwork IIB 6
  12
Spring  
OTR 619 - Evidence Based Practice Seminar 3
OTR 630 - Essentials for Practice in OT 3
OTR 640 - Neuro-occupation 3
OTR 650 - Leadership/Advocacy within Delivery Systems 3
   
Student must take one (1) of the following: 605, 606, 607, 608,  641, 642, 665 or an approved elective from another department  
OTR 605 - Special Interest Practice Seminar 3
OTR 606 - Cognitive Neurorehabilitation 3
OTR 607 - Hand Therapy 3
OTR 608 - Advanced School Based OT 3
OTR 641 - Advanced Applied Motor Control 3

OTR 642 -Applied Mental Health Practice and Leadership

3

OTR 665 - Inter-Professional Experience with Older Adults

3
Approved elective 3
Total 73

Clinical Experiences
Students complete Level I Fieldwork experiences as part of didactic courses in a variety of community and medical settings. This experience reinforces class concepts. Students are supervised by qualified personnel including occupational therapists, teachers, social workers, public health nurses, and physical therapists.

Level II Fieldwork emphasizes the application of knowledge by providing the student with an in-depth experience in delivery of occupational therapy service to patients/clients. Students complete two full time level II fieldwork experiences, each is 3 months long.

The expenses incurred for room and board during these internships, and travel to and from them, are the responsibility of each student. Students may complete fieldwork at any approved location.

The requirements for Level II fieldwork include:

  • A minimum of six months (24 weeks, full time) of Level II Fieldwork experience, preferably with at least three months on a full-time sustained basis;
  • Completion of all fieldwork experience no later than 18 months following completion of academic preparation;
  • Supervision provided by a registered occupational therapist with at least one year of experience.
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