Curriculum | Occupational Therapy

Year 1

Fall Credits
OTD-500: Foundations of Occupation and Occupational Therapy I 4
OTD-510: Human Movement for Occupation 3
OTD-515: Neuroscience for Occupational Performance 3
OTD-520: Introduction to OT Doctorate 1
OTD-530: OT Process with Adults: Psychosocial Challenges I 3
CHP-515: Interprofessional 1
Total 15
Winter/Spring Credits
OTD-550: Level IA Fieldwork 2
OTD-505: Foundations of Occupation and Occupational Therapy II 4
OTD-570: Occupational Therapy Process with Adults: Physical Challenges 4
OTD-581: Evidence-Based Practice I 3
OTD-521: DEI & Capstone:  Exploration 1
OTD-535: OT Process with Adults: Psychosocial Challenges II 3
Total 17
Summer Credits
OTD-640: Management of Occupational Therapy Services 3
OTD-681: Evidence-Based Practice 2 3
OTD-645: Professional Cultural Agility 2
OTD-552: Level IB FW international option 1
Total 9

Year 2

Fall Credits
OTD-670: Occupational Therapy Process with Adults: Neurological Challenges 4
OTD-620: Occupational Therapy Process with Children 4
OTD-630: Community Based Practice I 3
OTD-771: DEI & Capstone:  Proposal 1
OTD-XXX:  Assistive Technology in Practice 2
OTD-552: Level IB Fieldwork or OTD-654: Level IC Fieldwork or OTD-656: Level ID Fieldwork  (1 or 2 possible 8 week modules in 16 week term) 1
Total 15
Winter/Spring Credits
OTD-625: Occupational Therapy Process with Older Children & Adolescents 4
OTD-660: Competencies for OT Practice 3
OTD-631: Community Based Practice II 3
OTD-772: DEI & Capstone: Scholarship 1
OTD-675: OT Process with Older Adults 4
OTD-552: Level IB Fieldwork or OTD-654: Level IC Fieldwork or OTD-656: Level ID Fieldwork  (1 or 2 possible 8 week modules in 16 week term) 1
Total 16
Summer Credits
OTD-750: FW IIA Fieldwork 12
Total 12

Year 3

Fall — Cohort A Credits
OTD-773: DEI & Capstone: Partnership 1
OTD-752: FW IIB Fieldwork 12
OTD-610 Practitioner as Educator 3
Total 16
Fall  — Cohort B Credits
OTD-773: DEI & Capstone: Partnership 1
OTD-780: Scholarship and Evidence-Based Practice III 3
OTD-710: Leadership, Advocacy and Ethics Applied 3
OTD-720: Advances in OT Practice 3
Total 10
Winter/Spring — Cohort A Credits
OTD-774: DEI & Capstone: Management 1
OTD-780: Scholarship and Evidence-Based Practice III 3
OTD-710: Leadership, Advocacy and Ethics Applied 3
OTD-720: Advances in OT Practice 3
Total 10
Winter/Spring — Cohort B Credits
OTD-774: DEI & Capstone: Management 1
OTD-752: FW IIB Fieldwork 12
OTD-610: Practitioner as Educator 3
Total  16
Summer Credits
OTD-850: Doctoral Experiential Internship 16
OTD-785: Capstone Project/Scholarship 4
Total 20

In the Fall of the third year, half of the students are on fieldwork while the other half are doing distance-based coursework. In the Winter/Spring term, the halves switch activities.

Elective Offerings

Elective list

Course descriptions are available in the course listings.