College of Health Sciences

Glendale, AZ Campus

Curriculum

Occupational Therapy Program

The professional master's curriculum is composed of 46.5 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 132.5 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 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. Relocation for fieldwork experiences may be required.

The Occupational Therapy Program reserves the right to alter its curriculum however and whenever it deems appropriate.

Total Quarter Credits in the Professional Program: 132.5

First Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required:
Fall Quarter
COREG 1560Interprofessional Healthcare0.5
ANATG 502Anatomy4
OTHEG 500Fieldwork I-A0.5
OTHEG 505Human Conditions I3
OTHEG 510OT Foundations2
OTHEG 520Theoretical Constructs I3
OTHEG 540OT Analysis I2
Total
Winter Quarter
COREG 1570Interprofessional Healthcare0.5
ANATG 582Neuroscience I2
OTHEG 525Human Conditions II3
OTHEG 541OT Analysis II2
OTHEG 550Fieldwork Foundations I1
OTHEG 560Occupational Roles and Participation2
OTHEG 584Neuroscience II3
Total
Spring Quarter
COREG 1580Interprofessional Healthcare0.5
OTHEG 526Human Conditions III3
OTHEG 528Research I3
OTHEG 535OT Group Process2
OTHEG 536Fieldwork I-B1
OTHEG 551Fieldwork Foundations II0.5
OTHEG 581Kinesiology3
OTHEG 585Evaluation and Treatment I: Foundations5
Total

Second Professional Year:

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

Third Professional Year:

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