Occupational Therapy Curriculum

Program Required Courses

Summer Credits
OTR 505 - Foundations in OT 3
OTR 520/520L- Clinical Kinesiology & Anatomy 4
OTR 531 Health Conditions and Occupational Therapy 3
OTR 532 Therapeutic Use of Self and Group Process 3
OTR 502- Occupational Analysis 3
Subtotal 16
Fall Credits
OTR 521 - Biopsychosocial Dimensions of Mental Health & Wellness 3
OTR 521L - OT Interventions in Mental Health & Wellness (includes level I fieldwork) 2
OTR 528 Fieldwork Seminar Mental Health 1
OTR 640 Neuro-Occupation 3
OTR 650 Leadership and Advocacy in delivery Systems 3
OTR 628 - Research Methods & Design 3
Subtotal 15
Spring Credits
OTR 621 - Health Care Management & Delivery 3
OTR 611 - Biopsychosocial Dimensions of Children & Youth 3
OTR 611L - OT Interventions w/ Children & Youth (includes level I fieldwork) 2
OTR 606 - Occupational Engagement in Communities and Contexts (taken either Spring or Second Summer) 3
OTR 610 - Integrative Practice w/Children & Youth 3
OTR 619 - Evidence-Based Research Seminar 3
OTR 605 Fieldwork Seminar Pediatrics 1
Subtotal 15–18
Summer Credits
OTR 527 - Rehabilitation, Disability, and Participation in Adulthood 4
OTR 527L - OT Interventions in Adulthood 2
OTR 604 Fieldwork Seminar RDP 1
OTR 606 - Occupational Engagement in Communities and Contexts (taken either Spring or Second Summer) 3
OTR 529 Integrative Practice - Adults 2
OTR 630 Essentials for Practice 3
Subtotal 12–15
Fall/Spring Credits
OTR 601 - Fieldwork IIA 6
OTR 602 - Fieldwork IIB 6
Subtotal 12

Fieldwork Experiences

Level I Fieldwork: Students complete Level I Fieldwork experiences as part of instructional courses, reinforcing course concepts. Students are supervised by qualified personnel may include occupational therapists, teachers, social workers, public health nurses, and physical therapists. Level II Fieldwork: Emphasizes the application of knowledge by providing the student with in-depth experience in delivery of occupational therapy service to patients/clients. Students complete two full-time level II fieldwork experiences, each is 12 weeks long.

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

  • A minimum of 24 weeks, full time of Level II Fieldwork experience, preferably with at least 12 weeks on a full-time sustained basis;
  • Completion of all fieldwork experience no later than 18 months following completion of the didactic portion of the curriculum;
  • Supervision provided by a licensed occupational therapist with at least one year of experience.

Graduation Requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses prior to graduation and fulfill all curriculum requirements.

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