(Effective Fall 2012)
The Master of Occupational Therapy is an entry-level professional degree. It is designed to cover the breadth and depth of knowledge required for graduates to successfully complete fieldwork, pass the National Certification Exam administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (www.nbcot.org), and become licensed to practice. Classes, which begin in the Fall term, are offered weekdays for five consecutive semesters, including summer. Six months of level II fieldwork follow in the Summer and Fall of the second year. The curriculum is available to a limited number of students on a part-time basis. Courses may be spread out over one additional years.
The curriculum consist of a total of 79 to 81 credits with two elective courses, completion of two out of 3 possible service learning courses, two level 1 fieldwork or practicum courses, and two level II full time fieldwork courses as shown in the sequence below.
|FALL I||SPRING I||SUMMER I|
|HSC 506 - Medical Conditions and Occupational Function (3)||HSC 509** - Creative Occupations (2)||HSC 509** - Creative Occupations (2)|
|HSC 515 - Musculoskeletal Evaluation and Intervention (2)||HSC 511* - Service Learning (A) (2)||HSC 536 - Occupation and Participation II (4)|
|HSC 516 - OT Foundations (4)||HSC 517 - OT Theory and Process (3)||HSC 558**** OT Practicum I (3)|
|HSC 518 - Occupational Development (4)||HSC 527 - Neuromuscular Evaluation and Intervention (3)||HSC559**** OT Practicum II (3)|
|HSC 528 - Psychosocial Evaluation and Intervention (3)||HSC 529 - Sensory and Cognitive Evaluation and Intervention (3)||Elective***- (3-4)|
|HSC 560 - Interdisciplinary Team Development (2)|
|HSC 589 - OT Research I (3)|
|Total: 16 cr. hr.||Total: 14-18 cr. hr.||Total: 9-13 cr. hr.|
|FALL II||SPRING II||SUMMER II|
|HSC 509** - Creative Occupations (2)||HSC 509** - Creative Occupations (2)||HSC 595 - Level II Fieldwork (6)|
|HSC 511* - Service Learning (C) (2)||HSC 511* - Service Learning (OA) (2)|
|HSC 511*- Service Learning (A) (2)|
|HSC 535 - Occupation and Participation I (4)||HSC 537 - Occupation and Participation III (3)|
|HSC 558**** OT Practicum I (3)||HSC 558**** - OT Practicum I (3)|
|HSC 559**** OT Practicum II (3)||HSC 559**** – OT Practicum II (3)|
|HSC 569 - Occupational Environments (3)||HSC 579 - OT Administration and Management (3)|
|Elective*** - (3-4)||HSC 591 - OT Research II (2)|
|Elective*** - (3-4)|
|Total: 14-18 cr. hr.||Total: 10-17 cr. hr.||Total: 6 cr. hr.|
|FALL III||SPRING III|
|HSC 596 - Level II Fieldwork (6)||
Total: 79-81 Credits for Curriculum
|Total: 6 cr. hr.|
** Students choose two service learning classes from the four offerings listed
** Students will take the designing creative occupations class in spring or summer semester of the first year or fall or spring of the second year
*** Students must choose two elective courses taken either summer, fall or spring semester. Suggested semesters are noted above.
**** Students are assigned to Practicum I and II for one semester for each course. This may occur in summer of the first year, fall or spring of the second year.
OPTIONAL Level II FW would be offered in Spring III. A student may use the optional 3rd elective fieldwork as one of the required elective courses in the curriculum.