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Entry-level Masters OT (EMOT) Program


The Entry-Level Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (EMOT) is for students with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than occupational therapy and prerequisites.

Program Length

Degree Requirements

  • 2 years of entry-level and graduate coursework
  • 2 full-time Level II Fieldwork rotations (12 weeks each)

Length of Program/Activities – 2 years

  • Year 1: September – May: fall and spring semester coursework; May – June: summer session coursework
  • Year 2: September – December: fall semester coursework; January – June: two-full time Fieldwork Level II rotations (full-time) and online coursework; July – August: summer session coursework



Fall Semester Credits
OT302 Applied Anatomy & Kinesiology (Lecture/Laboratory) 4
OT311 Health and Health Conditions 4
OT321 Foundations of Occupation-Centered Practice I 2
OT336 Occupation Through the Life Span (Lecture/Laboratory) 5
OT340 Domains of Occupational Therapy Practice – Fieldwork Level I 2
OT600 Occupational Therapy Professional Seminar 1
Total 18
(17 undergrad/1 grad)
Spring Semester  
OT308 Concepts in Neurodevelopment (Lecture/Laboratory) 4
OT322 Foundations of Occupation-Centered Practice II 2
OT357 Evaluation Process (Lecture/Laboratory) 4
OT577 Historical Perspectives on Theory-Based Practice 3
OT560 Interventions:  Environmental Competence 3
OT561 Environmental Competence Lab 1
OT562 Environmental Competence In Action 1
Total 18
(10 undergrad/8 grad)
Summer Session I  
OT341 Occupational Analysis & Evaluation – Fieldwork Level I 2
OT467 Health Services Administration & Professional Development 2
OT603 Research Mentorship and Methods 4
Total 8
(4 undergrad/4 grad)


Fall Semester Credits
OT440 Interventions:  Enhancing Human Performance –
Fieldwork Level I
OT441 Interventions:  Enhancing Social Participation –
Fieldwork Level I        
OT552 Interventions:  Enhancing Human Performance (lecture/laboratory) 5
OT558 Interventions:  Enhancing Social Participation 3
Introduction to Specialty Practice in Occupational Therapy 3
Total 15
(4 undergrad/11 grad)
Spring Semester Credits 
OT480 Fieldwork Level II A (January through March) 6
OT482 Fieldwork Level II B (April through June) 6
OT578 Evidence-Based Practice I (online January through March) 1
OT579 Evidence-Based Practice II (online April through June) 1
Total 14
(12 undergrad/2 grad)
Summer Semester (July through August) Credits
OT627 Program Design & Evaluation 3
OT670 Advanced Research Seminar 3
OT682 Clinical Leadership 3
Total 9
(all grad)

Credit Summary

Total Undergraduate Credits 47
Total Graduate Credits 35

Contact Us

Department of Occupational Therapy
901 Walnut St.
6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107 (215) 503-8010
Admission Requirements

For more information contact Stephen Kern, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA at (215) 503-8013 or Stephen.kern@

Donald Sharples
Admissions Counselor (215) 503-1044 donald.sharples

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