Five Year Curriculum

 

The five-year Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy sample curriculum is listed below. With 124 credits of undergraduate and 32 credits of graduate courses, you'll build the necessary background for your graduate study in occupational therapy.

 

After an extensive process involving the review of the latest trends in occupational therapy education, guiding documents published by the professions, and after consulting with external experts, the occupational therapy curriculum was revised to meet the challenges of a changing profession. The curriculum adopted has a two plus three format and includes course work in the major areas of occupational therapy practice. The curriculum emphasizes the use of occupational as a means of therapeutic intervention, critical thinking to solve problems in living, and ethical values as the core of professional development.

 

The Occupational Therapy faculty uses various course formats to help you learn, including case studies, lecture/discussion, group projects and simulation exercises to ensure what you gain in one course will reinforce and build on what you learn in others.

 

Ten Semester Plan:

Semester 1

FYS 101: First Year Seminar (3)
COM 101: Composition & Research (3)
GEN ED: (Literature/Eng) (3)
THE 105 or PHI 105 (3)
OT 101: Introduction to Occupational Therapy (3)

Semester 2

PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology (3)
THE 105 or PHI 105 (3)
SOC 111: Principles of Sociology (3)
GEN ED (Art/Mus/Thr) (3)
BIO 107: Anatomy & Physiology I (3)
BIO 117: Anatomy & Physiology I l lab (1)

Semester 3

BIO 108: Anatomy & Physiology II (3)
BIO 118: Anatomy & Physiology II Lab (1)
BIO 208: Neuroscience for Rehabilitation (3)
MAT 208: Introductory Statistics (4)
PSY 208: Human Development Across Lifespan (3)
WORLD LANGUAGE I (3)

Semester 4

THE/PHI: (200-400 Level) (3)
GEN ED: (His/Pos) (3)
PATH of KNOWLEDGE: (Bio/Psy) (3)
BIO 211: Kinesiology (4)
WORLD LANGUAGE II (3)

Semester 5

Gen Ed (Com) (3)
OT 321: Activity Analysis (Lecture & Lab) (3)
OT 323: Paradigms/Theory (3)
OT 325: OT Pathology (3)
OT 327: OT Process (3)
OT 381: Fieldwork I (FW & Seminar) (1)

Semester 6

PSY 250: Intro to Psychopathology (3)
OT 332: Adapting & Grading - Low Tech (3)
OT 334: Occupational Performance I (Pediatric) (4)
OT 336: Occupational Performance II (Adult) (4)
OT 382: Fieldwork II (FW & Seminar) (1)
GEN ED (The/Phi ethics/morality) (3)

Semester 7

OT 421: Occupational Performance III (Beh. Health) (4)
OT 423: Occupational Performance IV (Geriatric) (4)
OT 427: Adapting & grading - High Tech (3)
OT 481: Fieldwork I/Seminar III (1)
OT 429: Writing for the OT Professional (3)
OT 607: Data Analysis for OT's (3)

Semester 8

OT 482: Level II Fieldwork Practicum I (6)
OT 483: Level II Fieldwork Practicum II (6)
COR 520: Ethics & Moral Leadership (Grad Level) (3)

Semester 9

OT 517: Advanced Interventions (4)
OT 522: Leadership & Management (3)
OT 605: Research Design (3)
OT 624: Best Ethical Practice in OT (3)

Semester 10

OT 513: Advocacy & Public Policy (3)
OT 620: Research Report (4)
OT 526: Current Trends in OT (3)
OT Elective (3)

 
Five-Year BSHS & MSOT Program