OTD Curriculum

The OTD curriculum is a 107-credit degree program that provides professional training to develop entry-level occupational therapists with the knowledge and skills to optimize the occupational performance of individuals, communities, and populations within dynamic contexts. Students engage in on-campus learning integrated with field experiences in traditional healthcare settings and the community. The curriculum encompasses foundational science and theory, evidence-based occupational therapy assessment and intervention, and in-depth learning and practice in an area of interest through the capstone experience and project.

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Year 1

Year 2

SPRING (13 CREDITS)

Courses Credits
OTH 6635 Occupational Therapy Screening and Evaluation 1 4
OTH 6641 Occupational Therapy Intervention 1 4
OTH 6812 Pediatric Level 1 Fieldwork 2
OTH 6726 OT Service Delivery and Organization 2
OTH 6906 Doctoral Mentorship 1 1
Total 13

SUMMER (7 CREDITS)

Courses Credits
OTH 6848 Level 2 Fieldwork 1 6
OTH 6904 Doctoral Mentorship 2 1
Total 7

Year 3

FALL (9 CREDITS)

Courses Credits
OTH 6849 Level 2 Fieldwork 2 6
OTH 6818 Clinical Competence Seminar 2
OTH 6819 Competency 1
Total 9

SPRING (10 CREDITS)

Courses Credits
OTH 6700 Advocacy and Interprofessional Skills 2
OTH 6016 Advanced Occupational Therapy Theory 3
OTH 6724 Program Evaluation and Development 3
OTH 6908 Doctoral Mentorship 3 2
Total 10

SUMMER (8 CREDITS)

Courses Credits
OTH 6705 Leadership and Professional Development 3
OTH 6765 Research: Methods and Design 3
OTH 6909 Doctoral Mentorship 4 2
PHC 6937 Introduction to Public Health 0
Total 8

Year 4

FALL (9 CREDITS)

Courses Credits
OTH 6985 Residency: Doctoral Experiential 7
OTH 6911 Capstone 2
Total 9

Total Credit Hours

107