Entry-Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Curriculum | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Curriculum

The curriculum prepares the student to enter the field of occupational therapy with a deep understanding of how engagement in occupation impacts health and well-being as well as a strong foundation in professionalism, critical reasoning, and practice skills.

The curriculum is a total of 100 semester credit hours across nine semesters during a three year period. Students complete 71 semester credit hours that include classroom and lab instruction as well as a range of Level I Fieldwork experiences throughout the first two years of the program. During the third year of the program, students complete: 24 weeks of full-time Level II Fieldwork; complete a doctoral capstone experience and project; and complete a final professional seminar course. No part of Fieldwork Level I may be substituted for any part of Fieldwork Level II. Students must complete all Level II Fieldwork as well as an individual 14-week capstone experience within 12 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program. The doctoral capstone experience must be started after completion of all coursework and Level II fieldwork as well as completion of preparatory activities defined in accreditation standards

OTD Year 1 - Summer Semester
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPOT 6210 Introduction to Occupational Therapy 2 hours
HPOT 6510 Human Anatomy 5 hours
Total Hours 7 hours
OTD Year 1 - Fall Semester
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPOT 6220 Biomechanical Foundations (with non-credit lab) 2 hours
HPOT 6321 Occupation-Based Theories 3 hours
HPOT 6322 Occupational Therapy Process 3 hours
HPOT 6420 Evaluation: Developmental and Learning Models (with non-credit lab) 4 hours
Total Hours 12 hours
OTD Year 1 - Spring Semester
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPOT 6231 Professional Seminar I 2 hours
HPOT 6330 Neurological Foundations 3 hours
HPOT 6332 Research I 3 hours
HPOT 6430 Intervention: Developmental and Learning Models I (with non-credit lab) 4 hours
HPOT 6431 Evaluation: Cognitive and Behavioral Health Models (with non-credit lab) 4 hours
Total Hours 16 hours
OTD Year 2 - Summer Semester
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPOT 6240 Intervention: Developmental and Learning Models II (with non-credit lab) 2 hours
HPOT 6241 Evaluation: Biomechanical and Rehabilitative Models (with non-credit lab) 2 hours
HPOT 6341 Intervention: Cognitive and Behavioral Health Models (with non-credit lab) 3 hours
Total Hours 7 hours
OTD Year 2 - Fall Semester
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPOT 6151 Professional Seminar II 1 hour
HPOT 6250 Capstone 1: Project Development 2 hours
HPOT 6350 Research II 3 hours
HPOT 6450 Intervention: Biomechanical and Rehabilitative Models I (with non-credit lab) 4 hours
HPOT 6451·Evaluation: Motor Control and Learning Models (with non-credit lab) 4 hours
Total Hours 14 hours
OTD Year 2 - Spring Semester
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPOT 6260 Capstone 2: Project Proposal 2 hours
HPOT 6261 Professional Seminar III 2 hours
HPOT 6360 Healthcare Management 3 hours
HPOT 6460 Intervention: Biomechanical and Rehabilitative Models II (with non-credit lab) 4 hours
HPOT 6461 Intervention: Motor Control and Learning Models (with non-credit lab) 4 hours
Total Hours 15 hours
OTD Year 3 - Summer Semester
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPOT 6970 Fieldwork II:1 9 hours
Total Hours 9 hours
OTD Year 3 - Fall Semester
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPOT 6180 Capstone 3: Project Coordination 1 hour
HPOT 5932 Fieldwork II: 2 9 hours
Total Hours 10 hours
OTD Year 3 - Spring Semester
Course Designation Credit Hours
HPOT 6190 Professional Seminar IV 1 hour
HPOT 6990 Capstone 4: Project Implementation & Evaluation 9 hours
Total Hours 10 hours
Combined Total Hours
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CURRICULUM TOTAL 100 HOURS