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

OT 502

Theoretical Perspectives in Occupational Therapy

3

OT 551

Meaningful Living Through Occupation

3

OT 552

Meaningful Living Labratory

3

OT 553

Level I Fieldwork (Part 1)

2

STA 610

Statistics for Health Professions

3

OT 557

Research Design

2

   

Total: 16 cr.

Winter I

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

OT 505

Limitations on Occupation

3

OT 558

Mental Health in Occupational Therapy

2

OT 559

Mental Health Labroratory

1

OT 561

Child & Adolescent Practice

3

OT 562

Child and Adolescent Labroratory

2

OT 563

Level I Fieldwork (Part 2)

1

OT 564

Occupational Therapy Research Methods

2

   

Total: 14 cr.

Spring/Summer I

Course Numbers

Course Title

Credit Hours

OT 503

Group Practice in Occupational Therapy

2

OT 571

Adult Practice

3

OT 572

Adult labroratory

3

OT 573

Level I Fieldwork (Part 3)

1

HPR 693/695

OT Research project OR Master's Thesis

2 OR 3

PA 535

Grant Writing

3

   

Total: 14-15 cr.

Fall II

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

EDH 648

The Adult Learner

3

OT 555

Professional Socialization in Occupational Therapy

3

OT 565

Occupational Therapy Services Administration

3

OT 651

Older Adult Practice

3

OT 652

Older Adult Labroratory

3

OT 653

Level I Fieldwork (Part 4)

1

   

Total: 16 cr.

Winter II

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

OT 660

Level II Fieldwork (Part 1)

9

Spring/Summer II

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

OT 661

Level II Fieldwork (Part 2)

9

OT 698

Capstone

1

   

Total: 10 cr.


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