College of Health Sciences

Downers Grove, IL Campus


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 1599Interprofessional Education I1
OTHE 0505Psychosocial Conditions3
OTHE 0510OT Foundations2
OTHE 0520Theoretical Constructs I3
OTHE 0540OT Analysis I2
OTHE 0541OT Analysis II2
OTHE 0583Neuroscience I3
Winter Quarter
ANAT 0503Human Anatomy4
OTHE 0525Pediatric Conditions3
OTHE 0550Fieldwork Foundations0.5
OTHE 0560Occupational Roles and Participation3
OTHE 0584Neuroscience II3
Spring Quarter
OTHE 0526Adult Conditions4
OTHE 0536Fieldwork I-A2
OTHE 0561OT Analysis III2
OTHE 0581Kinesiology3
OTHE 0585Evaluation and Treatment I: Foundations5

Second Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required:62.5
Summer Quarter
OTHE 0628Research I3
OTHE 0637OT Group Process3
OTHE  0641 Orthotics I 2
OTHE 0645Fieldwork I - Community0.5
OTHE 0655Evaluation and Treatment II: Children5
Fall Quarter
OTHE 0630Research II3
OTHE 0642Orthotics II2
OTHE  0652 Upper Extremity Rehabilitation4
OTHE 0657Pediatric Practice3
OTHE 0675Evaluation and Treatment III: Adult5
Winter Quarter
OTHE 0631Research III3
OTHE 0667Psychosocial Practice3
OTHE 0678Administration & Leadership3
OTHE 0685Evaluation and Treatment IV: Seniors5
OTHE 0689Work Rehabilitation2
Spring Quarter
OTHE 0620Theoretical Constructs II3
OTHE 0633Research IV3
OTHE 0651Fieldwork Foundations1
OTHE 0662Physical Agents2
OTHE 0687Adult Practice3
OTHE 0694Health Promotion and Program Development4

Third Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required:24
Summer Quarter
OTHE 0795Fieldwork II-A12
Fall Quarter
OTHE 0796Fieldwork II-B12