The post-baccalaureate, entry-level M.S. in Occupational Therapy program prepares graduates to practice as generalists in a wide variety of settings. Occupational therapists use activities and tasks meaningful to the client, as the method for achieving therapeutic goals. An expanding body of research has shown that occupation-based interventions are highly effective in motivating clients, have the ability to tap into unconscious motor memory, and are effective in reaching client goals. The program consists of four academic semesters (including Level I Fieldwork integrated into the curriculum) and six months of Level II Fieldwork. The program utilizes technology to enhance the delivery of courses, and students are expected to have sufficient computer skills to fully participate.
This entry-level Occupational Therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, Maryland, 20814-3449, ACOTE's telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org.
See program website URL listed above.
OTH 6002 OT History and Foundations (2)
OTH 6009 Theory in Occupational Therapy (3)
OTH 6018 Professional Practice (3)
OTH 6026 Group Process and Management (3)
OTH 6106C Technology in Practice (3)
OTH 6226C Evaluation of Perform Issues (3)
OTH 6235C OT Interventions (3)
OTH 6325C Practice in Behavioral Health (1)
OTH 6415C Human Motion in Activity (3)
OTH 6436C Adult UE Rehabilitation (3)
OTH 6523C Practice with Children (3)
OTH 6536C Occ. Performance Issues I (3)
OTH 6605C Occ. Performance Issues II (3)
OTH 6707 Management & Supervision in OT (3)
OTH 6725 Community Practice Seminar (3)
OTH 6751C Occupational Therapy Research (3)
OTH 6853 Level I Fieldwork A (1)
OTH 6854 Level I Fieldwork B (1)
OTH 6855 Level I Fieldwork C (1)
OTH 6845 Level II Fieldwork A (6)
OTH 6846 Level II Fieldwork B (6)
OTH 6910 Directed Study (3)
OTH 6973C Project Implementation (1)
Apply for graduation by deadline indicated in the university calendar.
Completion of the degree in Occupational Therapy, which includes the prescribed fieldwork, is required for eligibility to sit for the Certification Examination and to obtain a license to practice as an Occupational Therapist.
Students must earn a grade of B or better in all required coursework in order to progress in the program
Students are evaluated on professional behaviors as well as academic performance
Successful completion of assigned fieldwork integrating academic material and professional behaviors is a required part of the program
Students must provide evidence of immunizations, CPR training, health insurance, malpractice insurance coverage, and criminal background checks, as detailed in the Program's Student Handbook.