Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, East Falls

College

  • East Falls Campus
  • College of Rehabilitation Sciences

Degree Earned

  • Master of Science

Program Length

2.5 years

Program Type

  • Hybrid

Program Start

Fall Semester, Weekends
(Friday & Saturday)

Curriculum

The MSOT program is offered in a blended-learning format that includes on campus and online course delivery. Students are admitted who have a bachelor’s degree or higher, have fulfilled pre-professional requirements and meet admission criteria enter the program. Students attend on-campus class meetings eight weekends per semester (Friday and Saturday, generally every other weekend). Between on-campus sessions, students complete assignments and participate in learning activities online, through distance education technology. Approximately 65 percent of coursework is delivered on-campus each semester, the remaining online. Students must earn 74 credits to meet the graduate degree requirement of the program. The MSOT is completed in 2.5 years.

Year 1

September - April Fall and Spring Semester Coursework
May - August Summer Semester Coursework

Year 2

September - April Fall and Spring Semester Coursework
May - June Summer Semester Coursework

Year 2.5 - Track A

July-September Level II Fieldwork A
October-December Level II Fieldwork B

or

Year 2.5 - Track B

October-December Level II Fieldwork A
January-March Level II Fieldwork B

Curriculum Courses & Credits

Year 1

Fall Semester

Courses

Credits

OCC 610 – Evolving Professional Seminar 1
OCC 611 – Foundations for Practice 3
OCC 613 – Functional Anatomy 4
OCC 621 – Occupational Competence 3
OCC 625 – Clinical Skills A 1
Total Semester Credits 12

Spring Semester

Courses

Credits

OCC 616 – Assistive Technology Design 2
OCC 623 – Applied Neuroanatomy 4
OCC 628 – Introduction to Evaluation 2
OCC 635 – Clinical Skills B 2
OCC 741 – Interpersonal Relationships & Groups      3
Total Semester Credits 13

Summer Semester

Courses

Credits

OCC 626 – Evidence-Based Practice 3
OCC 735 – Level I Fieldwork A 1
OCC 746 – Psychosocial Interventions   4
OCC 766 –Older Adults: Enabling Participation  2
Total Semester Credits 10

Year 2

Fall Semester

Courses

Credits

OCC 745 – Level I Fieldwork B 1
OCC 748 – Assessment & Intervention: Adults 5
OCC 749 – Children and Youth A 3
OCC 754 – Environmental Dimensions of Occupation 3
Total Semester Credits  12

Spring Semester

Courses

Credits

OCC 751 – Professional Issues and Trends 3
OCC 755 – Level I Fieldwork C 1
OCC 757 – Innovative Practice in OT 3
OCC 759 – Children and Youth B 3
OCC 767 – Critical Inquiry I 2
Total Semester Credits 12

Summer Semester

Courses

Credits

OCC 764 – Specialty Practice: Upper Extremity Rehab 2
OCC 769 – Critical Inquiry II 1
OCC 784 – Mastery  1
Total Semester Credits 4

Year 2.5

Final Semesters

Track A = Pre-Fall/Fall
Track B = Fall/Spring

Credits

OCC 778 – Level II Fieldwork A (Pre-Fall OR Fall semester) 6
OCC 779 – Level II Fieldwork B (Fall OR Spring semester)  6
Total Semester Credits 12