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Occupational Therapy

Students begin the program in late May each year.  Students will be involved in Level I Fieldwork experiences during the second year in the program.  Following completion of all academic courses, students undertake 24 weeks of full-time Level II Fieldwork. No part of Fieldwork Level I may be substituted for any part of Fieldwork Level II.  The length of the entire program is two and a half years. Students must complete all Level II Fieldwork within 12 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program.

This program prepares the student to enter the field of occupational therapy with a background in basic sciences, theory, clinical reasoning, assessment and intervention, professional practice, and research.  The curriculum covers the life span from birth to older adults, reflecting a broad perspective on physical, cognitive, emotional, social and biological issues affecting activities of daily living.  Lectures, case studies, concept mapping, laboratory experiences and clinical education provide opportunities to integrate prior knowledge with new learning and develop competent clinical reasoning.  This program fosters professional behavior and relies on community experiences to incorporate the classroom material into clinical practice.  Lab sizes are restricted to insure optimal student/ instructor ratios and to enable each student to receive comprehensive instructional and clinical experience. Students entering the program should have ready access to a computer.


MOT 1- Summer SemesterCredit Hours
AHOT 5500 Human Anatomy  
AHOT 5209 Applied Kinesiology in Occupational Therapy  
AHOT 5220 Introduction to Occupational Therapy  
Total Hours 8 hours
MOT 1- Fall SemesterCredit Hours
AHOT 5310 Theory and Foundations of Occupational Therapy  
AHOT 5313 Introduction to Evaluation and Intervention in Occupational Therapy  
AHOT 5316 Research Process in Occupational Therapy  
AHOT 5319 Occupational Performance Throughout the Lifespan  
AHOT 5330 Conditions in Occupational Therapy: Part I  
Total Hours 15 hours
MOT 1- Spring SemesterCredit Hours
AHOT 5317 Hands and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation  
AHOT 5311 Overview and Analysis of Occupational Therapy Assessment  
AHOT 5307 Psychosocial Intervention in Occupational Therapy  
AHOT 5227 Introduction to Clinical Reasoning  
AHOT 5327 Evidence for Research and Practice  
AHOT 5430 Conditions in Occupational Therapy: Part II  
Total Hours 18 hours
MOT 2- Summer SessionCredit Hours
AHOT 5105 Clinical Reasoning for Fieldwork  
AHOT 5140 Fieldwork I: Pediatric Process in Fieldwork  
AHOT 5115 Fieldwork I: Psychosocial Group Process  
AHOT 5312 Occupational Therapy Practice: Assistive Technology  
Total Hours 6 hours
MOT 2- Fall SessionCredit Hours
AHOT 5314 Health and Community Settings  
AHOT 5449 Occupational Assessment and Intervention in Children and Adolescents  
AHOT 5450 Occupational Assessment and Intervention in Adults and Older Adults  
Total Hours 11 hours
MOT 2- Spring SessionCredit Hours
AHOT 5101 Clinical Reasoning for Practice  
AHOT 5315 Organization and Management in Occupational Therapy  
AHOT 5320 Occupational Therapy Practicum 
      Section 1: Adult Rehab (4-12 students)
      Section 2: Hand (4-8 students)
      Section 3: Adult Neuro (2-10 students)
      Section 4: Pediatrics (4-16 students)
      Section 5: Mental Health (4-10 students)
      Section 6: Lifestyle and Wellness (4-10 students)
AHOT 5226 Professional Development in Occupational Therapy  
AHOT 5201 Fieldwork I: Adult Physical Dysfunction  
Total Hours 11 hours
MOT 3- Summer SessionCredit Hours
AHOT 5931 Fieldwork II :1 9 hours
Total Hours 9 hours
MOT 3- Fall SessionCredit Hours
AHOT 5932 Fieldwork II :2 9 hours
Total Hours 9 hours
Total Curriculum Hours 88 hours