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Curriculum | Program in Occupational Therapy

Course Sequence

YEAR ONE

The first year of study focuses on building a firm foundation in the study of activity and occupation; society, community, family and environmental influences on human occupation; and foundations of occupational therapy practice when human occupation is reduced. All students participate in their communities as engaged citizens and with their interprofessional colleagues as they practice professional level skills. Two Level I fieldwork experiences provide guided practice in the role of occupational therapy.

Fall Semester

Course (7 sessions face to face)
Credits
 Orientation to CAHP and OT Program (completed in summer)  0
 CAHP 5110 Interprofessional Course  1.0
 OT 6100 Public & Professional Engagement I  0.5
 OT 6101 Foundations of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy  4
 OT 6102 Professional Identity: Behaviors and Attitudes  2
 OT 6103 Occupational Therapy Process for Society  3
 OT 6111 Foundations: Occupations as Therapy  3
 OT 6113 Occupational Therapy Process for Community  3
 Total Credits  16.5

 

Spring Semester


 Course (6-8 sessions face to face)

Credits
 OT 6200 Public & Professional Engagement II  0.5
 OT 6201 Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology  3
 OT 6202 Occupational Therapy Process for Individuals: Occupation through Compensation and Level I Fieldwork  5
 OT 6203 Occupational Therapy Process for Family  2
 OT 6213 Occupational Therapy Process for Individuals: Medical Contexts  2
 OT 7201 Scholarly Inquiry in Health Sciences  4
 Total Credits  16.5

Summer Semester

Course (8-15 sessions face to face)
Credits
 OT 6200 Public & Professional Engagement II  0.5
 OT 6301/7301 Neuroscience  5
 OT 6302 Occupational Therapy Process for Individuals: Occupation through Remediation  4
 OT 6312 Occupational Therapy Process for Individuals: Psychosocial Approaches and Level I Fieldwork  3
 OT 6322 Occupational Therapy Process for Individuals: Work Context  2
 OT 7394 Scholarly Project in Occupational Therapy I  2
 Total Credits  16.5


YEAR TWO

Year two shifts focus from conceptual coursework to increased emphasis on practice. Students apply concepts of occupational therapy to increasingly complex areas of practice in a broad range of contexts including work, school, and group settings. Students spend more time practicing during Level I fieldwork and more time engaged within their communities. Six months of year two is devoted to Level II fieldwork where students practice the role of occupational therapist under the direct supervision of an occupational therapist. All students attend Level II fieldwork in a traditional medical setting and a broad range of community settings in both urban and non-urban settings. Students should expect to travel to at least one of their Level II fieldworks.

Fall Semester

Course (15 sessions face to face)
Credits
 OT 6200 Public & Professional Engagement II  0.5
 OT 6402/7402 Occupational Therapy Process for Individuals: Occupation through Neurorehabilitative Approaches and Level I Fieldwork  4
 OT 6403 Management of Occupational Therapy Services  1
 OT 6412 Occupational Therapy Process for Individuals: Orthotics and Prosthetics and Level I Fieldwork  3
 OT 6422 Occupational Therapy Process: Group Context  2
 OT 6432 Occupational Therapy Process for Individuals: Educational Context and Level I Fieldwork  2
 OT 7494 Scholarly Project in Occupational Therapy II  4
 Total Credits  16.5

Spring Semester

Course
Credits
 OT 7596 Level II Fieldwork I  6
 OT 7696 Level II Fieldwork II  6
 Total Credits  12