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Courses for Occupational Therapy, M.S.O.T.

Prerequisite Courses

All preprofessional coursework must be less than 5 years old at time of application and require a grade of 3.0 or higher, or equivalent, in the prerequisite courses. All preprofessional coursework must be completed with a grade of a "C" or higher.

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Natural Sciences

  • Students must complete a minimum of 10 credits in the life sciences, including anatomy (and anatomy lab) and physiology (either BMS 202 or BMS 290, and BMS 208 and BMS 309; or BMS 250 and BMS 251), and one course in neuroscience (neuroanatomy - BMS 427, or neuropsychology - PSY 431, or physiological psychology - PSY 430) and one course in kinesiology (MOV 300) or similar course covering movement science. Additionally, it is highly recommended that applicants have a basic statistics course.

Social Sciences

  • Students must complete a minimum of 9 credits from the social sciences, to include:
    • 3 credits in life-span developmental psychology (PSY 364), including motor, cognitive, emotional, learning and social development
    • 3 credits in abnormal psychology or psychopathology (PSY 303)
    • 3 credits, choice of a course from sociology, psychology, cultural anthropology, public health, or other related fields

Course Requirements

The content in the new curricular framework is developmentally sequenced for each semester, beginning with introductory concepts related to the history and evolution of OT principles, followed by the evolution of practice areas and opportunities for interventions within these practice areas. Level I fieldwork is included as a part of each semester as well as research and selected electives.

Fall I

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

OST 502

Theoretical Perspectives in Occupational Therapy

3

OST 551

Meaningful Living Through Occupation

3

OST 552

Meaningful Living Laboratory

3

OST 553

Level I Fieldwork (Part 1)

2

OST 557

Research Design

2

STA 610

Statistics for Health Professions

3

   

Total: 16 cr.

Winter I

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

OST 505

Limitations on Occupation

3

OST 558

Mental Health in Occupational Therapy

3

OST 559

Mental Health Laboratory

1

OST 561

Child & Adolescent Practice

3

OST 562

Child and Adolescent Laboratory

2

OST 563

Level I Fieldwork (Part 2)

1

OST 564

Occupational Therapy Research Proposal

2

   

Total: 15 cr.

Spring/Summer I

Course Numbers

Course Title

Credit Hours

OST 503

Group Occupations in Practice

3

OST 568

OST Research project

1

OST 571

Adult Practice

3

OST 572

Adult Laboratory

3

OST 573

Level I Fieldwork (Part 3)

1

PA 535

Grant Writing

3

   

Total: 14 cr.

Fall II

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

IPE 507

B.R.A.I.D.

2

OST 555

Professional Socialization in Occupational Therapy

3

OST 565

Occupational Therapy Services Administration

3

OST 651

Older Adult Practice

3

OST 652

Older Adult Laboratory

3

OST 653

Level I Fieldwork (Part 4)

1

OST 693 or OST 695

OST Research Project or OST Master's Thesis I

2  or 3

   

Total: 17-18 cr.

Winter II

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

OST 660

Level II Fieldwork (Part 1)

9

Spring/Summer II

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

OST 661

Level II Fieldwork (Part 2)

9

OST 698

Capstone

1

   

Total: 10 cr.


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