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)

Program Prerequisites

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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 70 percent of coursework is delivered on-campus each semester, the remaining online. Students must earn 72 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 - June 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

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 12

SPRING SEMESTER

Credits

OCC 616 Assistive Technology Design 2
OCC 623 Applied Neuroanatomy 4
OCC 628 Introduction to Evaluation 1
OCC 635 Clinical Skills B 1
OCC 645 Clinical Skills C 1
OCC 741 Interpersonal Relationships & Groups      1
Total 12

SUMMER SEMESTER

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 10

Year 2

FALL SEMESTER

Credits

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

SPRING SEMESTER

Credits

OCC 751 Professional Issues and Trends 3
OCC 756 Level I Fieldwork C 1
OCC 757 Innovative Practice in OT 3
OCC 759 Children and Youth B 3
OCC 767 Critical Inquiry I 1
Total 12

SUMMER SEMESTER

Credits

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

Year 2.5

SEMESTER
Summer/Fall = Track A;
Fall/Spring = Track B

Credits

OCC 778 Level II Fieldwork A (Summer OR Fall semester) 5
OCC 779 Level II Fieldwork B (Fall OR Spring semester)  5
Total 10