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 with dates from June 27 - December 16.  All course content during semesters 6 and 7 will be delivered in a virtual format.

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.


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:

Fall 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

Spring 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)

Fall 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)

Spring 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)

Fall Semester 5*

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

* (26 weeks in length: June 27 - December 16)

Spring Semester 6 (Courses offered in Virtual Synchronous Online Format)

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

All Semester 6 courses are offered in a virtual synchronous, online format.

Fall Semester 7 (Courses offered in Virtual Synchronous Online Format)

OT 513 Advocacy & Public Policy (3cr)
OT 611 Inter-professional Collaboration (3cr)
OT 526 Current Trends in Occupational Therapy (3cr)
OT 620 Research Report (4cr)          

All Semester 7 courses are offered in a virtual synchronous, online format.


Entry Level MSOT Program