College of Health Sciences

Glendale, AZ Campus


Occupational Therapy Program

The professional master's curriculum is composed of 47.5 required course credits (quarter hours) for the first calendar year, 61.5 required course credits for the second calendar year, and 24.5 required course credits for the third calendar year, for a total of 133.5 quarter credits. Fieldwork courses are placed in the first, second, and third years of the curriculum and include one 0.5-credit Level I experience, two 1-credit Level I experiences and two 12-credit Level II Fieldwork experiences. Moreover, faculty-guided and supervised 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 OT Fieldwork II-A and II-B of the curriculum, which occur during the spring quarter of the second professional year and the fall quarter of the third professional year (24 required credits). 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 1560Interdisciplinary Healthcare0.5
ANAT 502Anatomy4
OTHE 500Fieldwork I-A0.5
OTHE 505Human Conditions I3
OTHE 510OT Foundations2
OTHE 520Theoretical Constructs I3
OTHE 540OT Analysis I2
Winter Quarter
CORE 1570Interdisciplinary Healthcare0.5
ANAT 583Neuroscience I3
OTHE 525Human Conditions II3
OTHE 541OT Analysis II2
OTHE 550Fieldwork Foundations I1
OTHE 560Occupational Roles and Participation2
OTHE 584Neuroscience II3
Spring Quarter
CORE 1580Interdisciplinary Healthcare0.5
OTHE 526Human Conditions III3
OTHE 528Research I3
OTHE 535OT Group Process2
OTHE 536Fieldwork I-B1
OTHE 551Fieldwork Foundations II0.5
OTHE 581Kinesiology3
OTHE 585Evaluation and Treatment I: Foundations5

Second Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required:
Summer Quarter
OTHE 626Human Conditions IV3
OTHE 630Research II3
OTHE 641Orthotics I2
OTHE 655Evaluation and Treatment II: Children5
OTHE 661OT Analysis III2
Fall Quarter
OTHE 636Fieldwork I-C1
OTHE 642Orthotics II2
OTHE 650Fieldwork Foundations III0.5
OTHE 652Upper Extremity Rehabilitation4
OTHE 657Pediatric Practice3
OTHE 675Evaluation and Treatment III: Adult5
OTHE 678Administration & Leadership3
Winter Quarter
OTHE 631Research III3
OTHE 662Physical Agents2
OTHE 667Psychosocial Practice3
OTHE 685Evaluation and Treatment IV: Seniors5
OTHE 687Adult Practice3
Spring Quarter
OTHE 695Fieldwork II-A12

Third Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required:
Summer Quarter
OTHE 720Theoretical Constructs II3
OTHE 733Research IV3
OTHE 751Seminar on Clinical Practice0.5
OTHE 789Work Rehabilitation & Health Promotion3
OTHE 794Program Development3
Fall Quarter
OTHE 796Fieldwork II-B12