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Occupational Therapy Program

The professional master's curriculum is composed of 45.5 required course credits (quarter hours) for the first calendar year, 62.5 required course credits for the second calendar year, and 24 required course credits for the third calendar year, for a total of 132 quarter credits. Fieldwork courses are placed in the first, second, and third years of the curriculum and include two Level I experiences and two 12-credit Level II Fieldwork experiences. Moreover, faculty-guided and supervised experiential learning opportunities in the community are pivotal learning experiences during the second year which reinforce and expand students' mastery of content and skill performance related to occupational therapy evaluation and intervention.

Students' proficiency in evaluation and intervention, independent decision-making and critical thinking are emphasized during Fieldwork II-A and II-B of the curriculum, which occur during the summer and fall quarters of the third professional year. Fieldwork experiences are offered in clinical, community, hospital, school, and other facilities that have a legal agreement with the University and are located throughout the continental United States.

The Midwestern University College of Health Sciences Occupational Therapy Program reserves the right to alter its curriculum however and whenever it deems appropriate.

First Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required:
Fall Quarter
CORE 1599 Interprofessional Education I 1
OTHE 0505 Psychosocial Conditions 3
OTHE 0510 OT Foundations 2
OTHE 0520 Theoretical Constructs I 3
OTHE 0540 OT Analysis I 2
OTHE 0541 OT Analysis II 2
OTHE 0583 Neuroscience I 3
Winter Quarter
ANAT 0503 Human Anatomy 4
OTHE 0525 Pediatric Conditions 3
OTHE 0550 Fieldwork Foundations 0.5
OTHE 0560 Occupational Roles and Participation 3
OTHE 0584 Neuroscience II 3
Spring Quarter
OTHE 0526 Adult Conditions 4
OTHE 0536 Fieldwork I-A 2
OTHE 0561 OT Analysis III 2
OTHE 0581 Kinesiology 3
OTHE 0585 Evaluation and Treatment I: Foundations 5

Second Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required: 62.5
Summer Quarter
OTHE 0628 Research I 3
OTHE 0637 OT Group Process 3
OTHE  0641 Orthotics I 2
OTHE 0645 Fieldwork I - Community 0.5
OTHE 0655 Evaluation and Treatment II: Children 5
Fall Quarter
OTHE 0630 Research II 3
OTHE 0642 Orthotics II 2
OTHE  0652 Upper Extremity Rehabilitation 4
OTHE 0657 Pediatric Practice 3
OTHE 0675 Evaluation and Treatment III: Adult 5
Winter Quarter
OTHE 0631 Research III 3
OTHE 0667 Psychosocial Practice 3
OTHE 0678 Administration & Leadership 3
OTHE 0685 Evaluation and Treatment IV: Seniors 5
OTHE 0689 Work Rehabilitation 2
Spring Quarter
OTHE 0620 Theoretical Constructs II 3
OTHE 0633 Research IV 3
OTHE 0651 Fieldwork Foundations 1
OTHE 0662 Physical Agents 2
OTHE 0687 Adult Practice 3
OTHE 0694 Health Promotion and Program Development 4

Third Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required: 24
Summer Quarter
OTHE 0795 Fieldwork II-A 12
Fall Quarter
OTHE 0796 Fieldwork II-B 12