MSOT Contacts  

 
Neil Penny
 

Neil Penny, Ed.D, M.S., OTR/L
Associate Professor
Chair, Occupational Therapy Department
Occupational Therapy Program Director

   Bernardine Hall, Room 1107
   neil.penny@alvernia.edu

Kelly Burr, M.Ed
Coordinator of Graduate Admissions & Student Services
School of Graduate and Adult Education

   540 Upland Avenue
   Reading, PA 19611
   Phone: 610-796-8296
   Fax: 610-796-8367
   kelly.burr@alvernia.edu

Course Sequence

Delivery Formats:
The entry-level MSOT is available on main campus in a traditional classroom, lab and fieldwork format.  Semesters 1-4 are as a cohort with course offerings scheduled 2 days a week.  During semesters 2-4, a third day commitment is required for level I fieldwork.  Semester 5 is 24 weeks of full time level II fieldwork and an online core course.  Semesters 6-7 are integrated with the 5 year combined BSHS & MSOT degree program, courses will be offered weekday evenings.

Program Length:
For most students the length of study to earn the entry-level MSOT degree will be three and a half years.  Length of study may be less for students who enter the program with all the leveling courses or longer if students are unable to maintain a full academic plan.

Clearances:
Progression in the program requires students to successfully complete fieldwork placements.  Fieldwork sites require students to show evidence that they meet health, legal and training standards.  Students who are unable to meet these requirements cannot progress in the program.

Course Sequence:

Spring Semester 1
*OT 507 Fundamentals of Occupational Therapy (3cr)
*OT 562 Neuroscience for the Occupational Therapists (3cr)
*OT 564 Kinesiology for the Occupational Therapists (3cr)

*Leveling courses

Fall Semester 2
OT 525 Pathology for Occupational Therapy Practitioners (3cr)
OT 527 OT Process (3cr)
OT 532 Activity Analysis (3cr)
OT 581 Fieldwork I Seminar I (1cr)

Spring Semester 3
OT 534 Occupational Performance: I Pediatric (4cr)    
OT 536 Occupational Performance: II Adult 4cr)         
OT 538 Adapting & Grading with Technology (3cr)   
OT 582 Fieldwork I Seminar II (1cr)

Fall Semester 4       
OT 521 Occupational Performance: III Behavioral Health (4cr)   
OT 523 Occupational Performance: IV Geriatric (4cr)
OT 583 Fieldwork I Seminar III (1cr)
OT 607 Data Analysis for the OT (3cr)

Spring Semester 5       
OT 587 OT Fieldwork: Practicum I  (4cr) 
OT 589 OT Fieldwork: Practicum II (4cr)
COR 520 Ethics and Moral Leadership (3cr)

Fall Semester 6       
OT 522 Leadership & Management (3cr)
OT 624 Best Ethical Practice in OT (3cr)
OT 605 Research Design (3cr)

Spring Semester 7   
OT 513 Advocacy & Public Policy (3cr)
OT 611 Inter-professional Collaboration (3cr)
OT 526 Current Trends in Occupational Therapy (3cr)
OT 620 Research Report (3cr)    
OT 622 Research Seminar (1cr)