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Academic Requirements & Curriculum

Academic Requirements

Students in the Occupational Therapy Program must maintain a minimum grade of "C" in all 100 to 300 level science courses required in the major and a 3.0 average or above in all OT courses required in the major.  A grade of "B" (3.0 GPA) or above is required for all OT courses in the graduate portion of the curriculum.

Note:  Courses may be subject to change. 

Total Credits:  166

Occupational Therapy 5-Year BS/MS Curriculum

Freshman Year

Fall (15 credits)

  • ENGW 101: College Writing I: Exposition - credits 3
  • BIO.Q 112: Essentials of Biology - credits 3
  • BIO 103L: Biological Systems 1 Lab - credit 1
  • MTH (PEQ) - credits 3
  • PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology: Physiological, Cognitive and Sensory Processes - credits 3
  • OT 101: - Observation in Occupational Therapy: Adults - credit 1
  • ACS 100 Academic & College Success - credit 1
  • Physical Education or Health & Wellness - credit 0

Spring (17 credits)

  • ENGW 102: College Writing II: Argument and Research - credits 3
  • BIO 150: Anatomy & Physiology I - credits 3
  • BIO 150L: Anatomy & Physiology Lab - credit 1
  • SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology (PEQ) - credits 3
  • RES 101: Exploring Religion (PEQ) - credits 3
  • HISTORY (PEQ) - credits 3
  • OT 102: Observation in Occupational Therapy: Pediatrics - credits 1
  • Physical Education or Health & Wellness - credits 0

Sophomore Year

Fall (17 credits)

  • BIO 151: Human Anatomy & Physiology II - credits 3
  • BIO 151L: Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab II - credits 1
  • PHY 207: Introductory Physics - credits 3
  • PHY 203L: General Physics Lab - credits 1
  • ANT 101G: Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology - credits 3
  • OTR 201: Introduction to the Occupational Therapy Profession - credits 3
  • LITERATURE (PEQ)- credits 3

Spring (17 credits)

  • PHL 101: Logic and Inquiry (PEQ) - credits 3
  • FINE ARTS (PEQ) - credits 3
  • PERSPECTIVES COURSE (An integrated studies course) - credits 3
  • OTR 250: Human Development and Occupation across the Lifespan - credits 4
  • OTR 204: Occupational Science - credits 4

Summer between Sophomore and Junior Year (6 credits)

  • OTR 311: Gross Anatomy - credits 6
  • Note: Students must pass OTR 311: Gross Anatomy; receive a 2.75 GPA in the Science courses; and a 3.0 overall average in the Freshman and Sophomore semesters to proceed with the OT curriculum. The courses in the liberal arts and sciences program are subject to change (PI & PII). OT courses may be subject to change.

Junior Year

Fall (17 credits)

  • OTR 312: Neuroscience - credits 4
  • OTR 313: Kinesiology and Functional Movement Analysis for Occupational Performance - credits 3
  • OTR 314: Pathophysiology - credits 3
  • OTR 315: Functional Analysis and Modification I: Occupational Performance - credits 4
  • OTR 316: Occupational Theories and their Application - credits 3

Spring (17 credits)

  • OTR 318: Functional Analysis and Modification II: Environmental Modifications - credits 4
  • PSY 201: Statistics and Research Methods I - credits 3
  • PSY 343: Abnormal Psychology (can be counted as integrated studies course)- credits 3
  • PERSPECTIVES COURSE (an integrated studies course)- credits 3
  • OTR 320(W): Professional Issues in Occupational Therapy (writing intensive course) - credits 4

Senior Year

Fall (17 credits)

  • OTR 420: Occupational Therapy Evidence Based Evaluation and Intervention I: Sensory Processing - credits 4
  • OTR 422: Occupational Therapy Evidence Based Evaluation and Intervention II: Neurodevelopmental and Neurologic Disorders - credits 4
  • OTR 428: Occupational Therapy Evidence Based Evaluation and Intervention III: Psychosocial Disorders - credits 4
  • PSY 202 W: Statistics and Research Methods 2 - credits 4
  • OTR 400: Level I Fieldwork and Seminar - credit 1

Spring (12 undergraduate credits; 3 graduate credits: 15 credits)

  • OTR 424: Occupational Therapy Evidence Based Evaluation and Intervention IV: Physical and Orthopedic Disorders - credits 4
  • OTR 426: Occupational Therapy Evidence Based Evaluation and Intervention V: Cognitive/Perceptual Disorders - credits 4
  • OTR 430: Health Policy and Administration - credits 3
  • OTR 434: Level I Fieldwork and Seminar - credit 1
  • OTR 510: Research I: Project Proposal Development - credits 3

Graduate Year

Summer (8 credits)

  • OTR 500: Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Level II (12 weeks) - credits 6
  • OTR 501: Occupational Therapy Level II Fieldwork Seminar - credit 1
  • OTR 511: Research Project Proposal Writing II - credit 1

Fall (8 credits)

  • OTR 550: Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Level II (12 weeks) - credits 6
  • OTR 551: Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Level II Seminar - credits 1
  • OTR 512: Research Project Proposal Writing II - credit 1

Spring (12 credits)

  • OTR 513: Research Project Implementation & Analysis III - credit 1
  • OTR 514: Research 2: Project Writing and Presentation - credits 3
  • OTR 516: Contemporary Issues in Interprofessional Team Practice - credits 2 OTR 518: Leadership and Management in OT - credits 3 OTR 530: Interprofessional Health and Wellness - credits 3
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