Curriculum | Master of Occupational Therapy

The MOT curriculum is a plan for learning that will prepare students as generalists in OT practice who are well grounded in the understanding of therapeutic occupation as it applies to diverse populations and communities. The program supports student application of a humanistic perspective to practice by interspersing within the curriculum opportunities for self-reflection and the development of self-awareness and recognition of the intrinsic and personal value of occupation. The program promotes a safe and supportive learning environment through which students develop and then share an appreciation of the parameters of the foundational and theoretical sciences with an understanding that the human condition is also an orchestration of personhood, culture and an innate need to engage in occupation. The program fosters opportunities for "just right" challenges combining didactic instruction with experiential learning, and respects differences in student learning styles and thus uses methods that favor individuality in learning and link pedagogy to real-world contexts such as hands-on, self-directed, problem-based and experiential learning opportunities.

The curriculum offers students a lens through which they progressively analyze components of life participation including person, population, environment, socio-cultural and occupation interactions. This lays the foundation through which the nature of occupational performance can be interpreted and can also evolve. The program insists on student development of ethical and professional behaviors expected of practitioners according to standards, values and attitudes of the occupational therapy profession. To this end, the Master of Occupational Therapy Program delivers a curriculum that instills lifelong learning and best practice strategies through the endorsement of an evidence-based and critical analysis of OT practice and practice settings with respect for interprofessional and collaborative care and communication.


Clinical experiences link education to clinical practice, and are therefore an essential component in the curriculum.

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Year 1 - Semester 1 - Summer

OTH502 Human Anatomy - Advanced with Lab 4 Credits
OTH503 Human Physiology - Advanced with Lab 4 Credits
OTH500 Overview of Occupational Therapy Practice 2 Credits
OTH501 Medical Humanities I 2 Credits
OTH505 Professional Writing 2 Credits
Total Credits 14 Credits

Year 1 - Semester 2 - Fall

OTH510 Neuroscience Foundations of OT Practice - with Lab 4 Credits
OTH515 Biomechanics, Human Movement and Occupational Performance - with Lab 3 Credits
OTH520 Occupations across the Life Span 3 Credits
OTH530 Theories and Models of Occupational Therapy 3 Credits
OTH504 Medical Humanities II 2 Credits
OTH521 Introduction to Level 1 Fieldwork 2 Credits
Total Credits 17 Credits

Year 1 - Semester 3 - Spring

OTH550 Evaluation and Assessment in OT - with Lab 3 Credits
OTH555 Clinical Conditions affecting Occupational Performance 3 Credits
OTH560 Psychosocial Function and Groups Performance - with Lab 3 Credits
OTH565 Interventions in Physical Dysfunction -with Lab 6 Credits
OTH531 Level I Fieldwork 2 Credits
Total Credits 17 Credits

Year 2 - Semester 1 - Summer

OTH665 Interventions in Pediatrics and Developmental Dysfunction - with Lab 6 Credits
OTH610 Management and Supervision 3 Credits
OTH650 Research I - Evidence Based Practice 4 Credits
OTH621 Advanced Level 1 Fieldwork 2 Credits
Total Credits 15 Credits

Year 2 - Semester 2 - Fall

OTH670 Clinical Internship I (12 weeks) 10 Credits
Total Credits 10 Credits

Year 2 - Semester 3 - Spring

OTH680 Clinical Internship II (12 weeks) 10 Credits
OTH651 Research II 2 Credits
OTH601 Medical Humanities III 1 Credit
Total Credits 13 Credits
Total Program Credits 86 Credits
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