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OTD Curriculum

The Doctor of Occupational Therapy program is a minimum of 106 credit hours. It can be completed in two years of full-time academic work (including summers), plus 10 months of full-time fieldwork.


Year I

Semester I (Fall)

OTD 570 – Issues in OT Practice I (3 Credits)
OTD 500 – Occupational Development (3 Credits)
BIOL 504 – Gross Anatomy (6 Credits)
OTD 540 – Applied Occupational Anatomy (1 Credit)
OTD 550 – Research Methodology (2 Credits)
OTD 652 – Research Application I (1 Credit)
OTD 501 – Conditions in Occupation (3 Credits)

Semester II (Winter)

OTD 571 – Issues in OT Practice II (1 Credit)
OTD 541 – Biomechanics for Occupation I (3 Credits)
OTD 503 – Neuroscience for Occupation (3 Credits)
OTD 504 – Therapeutic Skills (3 Credits)
OTD 580 – OT Process I (2 Credits)
OTD 502 – Applied Occupational Theory (3 Credits)
OTD 551 – Research Analysis (2 Credits)
OTD 653 – Research Application II (1 Credit)
OTD 590 – Level I A Fieldwork (0.5 Credit)

Semester III (Summer)

OTD 581 – OT Process II (2 Credits)
OTD 591 – Level IB Fieldwork (1 Credit)
OTD 610 – Doctoral Capstone Development (3 Credits)
OTD 506 – Pharmacology (2 Credits)
OTD 620 – Optional Elective (1-3 credits)  

Year II

Semester I (Fall)

OTD 560 – Management & Leadership I (1 Credit)
OTD 572 – Issues in OT Practice III (1 Credit)
OTD 542 – Biomechanics for Occupation II (3 Credits)
OTD 505 – Wellness Through Occupation (2 Credits)
OTD 582 – OT Process III (4 Credits)
OTD 592 – Level IC Fieldwork (1.5 Credit)
OTD 654 – Research Application III (1 Credit)
OTD 620 – Elective (1-3 credits)

Semester II (Winter)

OTD 543 – Biomechanics for Occupation III (3 Credits)
OTD 573 – Issues in OT Practice IV (2 Credits)
OTD  583 – OT Process IV (6 Credits)
OTD 593 – Level ID Fieldwork (1 Credit)
OTD 655 –  Research Application IV (1 Credit)
OTD 620 – Elective (1-3 credits)
OTD 611 – Doctoral Capstone Planning (2 Credits)
OTD 662 – Policy in Occupational Therapy (1 Credit)

Semester III (Summer)

OTD 615 – Professional Trajectory I (1 Credit)
OTD 594 – Level II Fieldwork (6 Credits) (12 weeks)

Year III

Semester I (Fall)

OTD 594 – Level II Fieldwork (6 Credits) (12 weeks)
OTD 574 – Issues in OT Practice V (1 Credit)
OTD 561 – Management & Leadership II (2 Credits)
OTD 656 – Research Application V (1 Credit)
OTD 616 – Professional Trajectory II (1 Credit)

Semester II (Winter)

OTD 612 – Doctoral Capstone Project (2 Credits)
OTD 617 – Professional Trajectory III (1 Credit)
OTD 690 – Doctoral Capstone Experience (8 Credits)

Curriculum subject to change.