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 Master of Occupational Therapy curriculum consists of 79 to 81 credits, including 51 credits in the core area, 18 credits of fieldwork, 4 credits of service learning, and 6 to 8 credits of electives. A capstone research project is required as part of the core curriculum. The two-year program begins fall semester. A part-time option is available for students who wish to complete the program in three years.
MOT CURRICULUM - effective date Fall 2013
|FALL I||SPRING I||SUMMER I|
|HSC 506 - Medical Conditions and Occupational Function (3)||HSC 509 - Creative Occupations (2)||HSC 509- Designing Creative Occupations (2)|
|HSC 515 - Musculoskeletal Evaluation and Intervention (2)||HSC 511 - Service Learning (A) (2)||HSC 511 - Service Learning (2)|
|HSC 516 - OT Foundations (4)||HSC 517 - OT Theory and Process (3)||HSC 536-Occupation and Participation II (4)|
|HSC 518 - Occupational Development (4)||HSC 527 - Neurological Evaluation and Intervention (3)||HSC 558 - Practicum I (3)|
|HSC 528 - Psychosocial Evaluation and Intervention (3)||HSC 529 - Sensory and Cognitive Evaluation and Intervention (3)||HSC 559 - Practicum II (3)|
|HSC 560 - Interdisciplinary Team Development (2)||Elective (3-4)|
|HSC 589 - OT Research I (3)|
|Total: 16 cr. hr.||Total: 14-18 cr. hr.||Total: 4-15 cr. hr.|
|FALL II||SPRING II||SUMMER II|
|HSC 509 - Designing Creative Occupations (2)||HSC 509 -Designing Creative Occupations (2)||HSC 595 - Level II Fieldwork (6)|
|HSC 511 - Service Learning (C) (2)||
HSC 511 - Service Learning (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: 7-17 cr. hr.||Total: 8-19 cr. hr.||Total: 6 cr. hr.|
|HSC 596 - Level II Fieldwork (6)||
|Total: 6 cr. hr.|
TOTAL = 79 - 81 credits
- ELECTIVES - Students must complete 2 elective courses during any semester within the OT Program. Suggested semesters are noted above. 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.
- Students are assigned to one semester of HSC 509, Designing Creative Occupations class, two semesters of HSC 511, Service Learning, one semester of HSC 558 Practicum I class, and one semester of HSC 559 Practicum II class at some point in the curriculum.