The Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) is a post-baccalaureate, entry-level professional doctoral degree that will prepare students for work in any practice setting following graduation and state licensure. The curriculum integrates the occupational therapy profession’s foundational knowledge requirements, its basic theoretical tenets and perspectives, and a strong didactic and clinical education focus to support students in achieving competencies in screening, evaluation, fabrication and delivery of evidence-based plans of care. The curriculum is deliberately intended to incorporate the contexts associated with occupational therapy service delivery and will have an emphasis on inter-professional education in class and lab settings. Interprofessional activities will extend to opportunities for service to the local and regional community.

The total length of the program is 118 credit hours, 3.0 years (nine semesters).  The curriculum includes two, 12-week fieldwork experiences and one, 16-week Doctoral Experience. Students must successfully complete a practical examination at the completion of their second year in order to begin Fieldwork II practicum. They must also take and pass a written Department Exit Exam prior to matriculation to the final customized doctoral experience (16 weeks). Successful completion of the terminal clinical practicum sequence and evidence of meeting the competencies for entry-level occupational therapy practice must be met in order to graduate.

 

Summer Semester, Year 1
OTH 705 Introduction to Occupational Therapy

1 

OTH 711 Teaching and Learning 1

1 

OTH 700 Human Anatomy

5

Total

7

Fall Semester, Year 1 Spring Semester, Year 1
OTH 706 Foundations Of Occupational Therapy

3

OTH 704 Neuroanatomy

4

OTH 701 Kinesiology

3

OTH 727 OT Practice in Mental Health

3

OTH 712 Psychosocial Aspects of Care

3

OTH 729 OT Motor Learning and Movement Analysis

3

OTH 721 Research and Critical Inquiry

3

OTH 703 Pathophysiology

2

OTH 726 Occupational Patterns in Life and Cultures

3

OTH 713 Topics in Healthcare

2

OTH 714 Managing OT Delivery Systems

2

OTH 730 Clinical Seminar 1

1

OTH 736 Clinical Fieldwork 1A

1

OTH 737 Clinical Fieldwork  1B (Mental Health)

1

Total

18

Total

16

Summer Semester, Year 2
OTH 827 Physical Agent Modalities

2

OTH 826 OT and Adult Populations 1

3

OTH 832 Technology & Environmental Adaptation

3

OTH 811 Teaching and Learning 2

1

OTH 801 Pharmacology

2

Total

11

Fall Semester, Year 2  Spring Semester, Year 2
OTH 828 OT and Adult Populations 2

3

OTH 829 Pediatric Practice in OT

4

OTH 813 Teaching and Learning 3

2

OTH 814 Organization & Management of Practice

3 

OTH 812 Community Practicum (Fall or Spring)*

2

OTH 815 Leadership, Policy and Advocacy

3

OTH 831 Contemporary Assessment & Intervention

3

OTH 840 Clinical Seminar 3

1

OTH 830 Clinical Seminar 2

1

OTH 823 Doctoral Project 2

2 

OTH 822 Doctoral Project 1

2

OTH 812 Community Practicum (Fall or Spring)*

2

OTH 842 Clinical Fieldwork  1C (Adult)

1

OTH 843 Clinical Fieldwork  1D (Pediatrics)

1

Total

12-14*

Total

14-16*

Summer Semester, Year 3
OTH 845 Clinical Fieldwork 2A (12 weeks)

10

OTH 921 Doctoral Project 3

1

Total

11

Fall Semester, Year 3  Spring Semester, Year 3
OTH 855 Clinical Fieldwork 2B (12 weeks)

10

OTH 865 Doctoral Experience (16 weeks)

13

OTH 835 Professional Competency

1

OTH 922 Doctoral Project 4

3

Total

11

Total

16

Total Credit Hours

118

Total Full-time Clinical Weeks
Level 2 & Doctoral

40