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Occupational Therapy Doctorate Curriculum

The Occupational Therapy Doctorate is a 36-month, year-round program. You will receive a comprehensive education in occupational, behavioral, and basic sciences. Upon graduation, you will be prepared for success as an entry-level doctoral occupational therapist.

Your 1st Semester

Foundation for Occupational Therapy

Sequenced in a developmental approach, your first semester will provide the foundation for your occupational therapy practice.

OCTV 500 Fundamentals and Foundations of Occupational Therapy 4
OCTV 504 Introduction to Research & Quantitative Research 2
OCTV 506 Clinical Reasoning about Occupation 2
OCTV 508 Introduction to Fieldwork 3
OCTV 514 Human Structure and Occupation 5

Your 2nd Semester

Children Care and OT Evaluation

You will gain a greater understanding of evidence-based practices, evaluation, and treatment related to children during this semester.

OCTV 526 Occupations of Children/Adolescents 4
OCTV 526A Level I Fieldwork – Children/Adolescents 1
OCTV 520 Occupation Skills Lab – Children and Adolescents 2
OCTV 525 Occupational Analysis and Evaluation I 1
OCTV 528 Brain, Behavior and Occupation 3
OCTV 528A Occupational Performance for Neurological Conditions 1
OCTV 523 Qualitative Research & Evidence-Based Practice 3
OCTV 701 Interprofessional Competencies 0

Your 3rd Semester

Adult Care and Psychosocial Analysis

Your curriculum will continue in the third semester with a focus on adult-based populations as you learn about the psychosocial aspects of Occupational Therapy.

OCTV 630 Occupations of Adults 4
OCTV 630A Level I Fieldwork – Adults 1
OCTV 637 Occupation Skills Lab - Adults 2
OCTV 636 Special Topics: Emerging Practice 3
OCTV 527 Psychosocial Approach to Occupation 1
OCTV 527A OCTV 527A Level I Fieldwork – Psychosocial 1
OTDV 635 Occupational Analysis and Evaluation II 1

Your 4th Semester

Older Adult Care and OT Evaluation

Your adult-based curriculum will continue in semester four but will adjust to older adults and focus on the evaluation and treatment through Occupational Therapy.

OCTV 651 Occupations of the Older Adult 4
OCTV 651A Level I Fieldwork – Older Adult 1
OCTV 640 Occupation Skills Lab – Older Adults 2
OCTV 645 Occupational Analysis and Evaluation III 1
OCTV 643 Systematic Reviews of the Literature in Occupational Therapy 3
OCTV 644 Preparation for Professional Practice 1

Your 5th Semester

Occupational Therapy - Fieldwork Study

You will positively impact the local community as fieldwork courses are completed during your fifth semester.

OCTV 660 Fieldwork IIA 6
OCTV 652A Management of Occupational Therapy Service Provision 3
OCTV 657A Integration of Learning in Occupational Therapy 2

Your 6th Semester

Expanding Your Learning

You will complete fieldwork courses designed to instill confidence and competency within the field of Occupational Therapy during your sixth semester.

OCTV 657B Integration of Learning in Occupational Therapy 1
OCTV 652B Management of Occupational Therapy Service Provision 3
OCTV 711 Program Development I for Occupational Therapy 2
OCTV 662 Fieldwork IIB 6

Your 7th Semester

Advancing Your Development

During this semester, you will actively engage in an exciting environment of higher education and higher expectations. You will practice advanced theoretical applications and research-driven practice to inspire your path.

OTDV 701 Advanced Theoretical Applications in Occupational Therapy 3
OCTV 702 Research/Evidence Based Practice I 3
OCTV 705 Teaching and Learning in Occupational Therapy 3
OCTV 703 Program Development II for Occupational Therapy 3

Your 8th Semester

Understanding all Aspects

You will develop a greater understanding and appreciation of the cultural nuances inherent within occupational therapy, as you initiate your capstone project.

OCTV 704 Advanced Leadership in Occupational Therapy 3
OCTV 708 Social Justice and Culture Aspects related to Occupational Therapy Practice (3 lecture) 3
OCTV 707 Health and Wellness influences on Occupational Therapy Practice 3
OCTV 706 Capstone I / Evidence Based Practice II 3

Your 9th Semester

Becoming a Doctor

During your final semester, you will engage in your doctoral experiential component and complete your capstone project.

OTDV 709 Doctoral Experiential Component (DEC) 8
OCTV 710 Capstone II 3

Available throughout the Occupational Therapy curriculum are opportunities for Independent Study.

Disclaimer: The above information is subject to change. Please contact the program for the current curriculum.