College of Health Sciences

Glendale, AZ Campus


Occupational Therapy Program

The professional master's curriculum is composed of 46 required course credits (quarter hours) for the first calendar year, 60.5 required course credits for the second calendar year, and 26 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. 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. Information in this catalog does not establish a contractual relationship between MWU and the student.

Total Quarter Credits in the Professional Program: 132.5

First Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required:
Fall Quarter
ANATG 502Anatomy4
COREG 1560DInterprofessional Healthcare0.5
OTHEG 510Occupational Therapy Foundations3
OTHEG 517Professional Reasoning I3
OTHEG 518Activity Analysis2
OTHEG 519Therapeutic Relationships4
Winter Quarter
OTHEG 582Neuroscience 4
COREG 1570DInterprofessional Healthcare0.5
OTHEG 500Fieldwork I-A1
OTHEG 534Cognition and Perception3
OTHEG 538Occupational Therapy Process2
OTHEG 544Psychosocial Practice I3
OTHEG 550Fieldwork Foundations I1
Spring Quarter
COREG 1580DInterprofessional Healthcare0.5
OTHEG 515Neuro-Rehabilitation5
OTHEG 523Evidence-Based Practice I3
OTHEG 536Fieldwork I-B1
OTHEG 537Biomechanics5
OTHEG 551Fieldwork Foundations II0.5

Second Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required: 60.5
Summer Quarter
OTHEG 601Childhood Occupations3
OTHEG 603Assistive Technology for Communication1
OTHEG 613Evidence-Based Practice II3
OTHEG 615Health and Wellness I3
OTHEG 637Upper Extremity Rehabilitation3
OTHEG 654Psychosocial Practice II3
Fall Quarter
OTHEG 605Professional Development I3
OTHEG 611Pediatrics I: Young Children/Early Intervention5
OTHEG 625Aging5
OTHEG 636Fieldwork I-C1
OTHEG 650Fieldwork Foundations III0.5
OTHEG 653Evidence-Based Practice III3
Winter Quarter
OTHEG 621Pediatrics II: Youth/School-Aged5
OTHEG 645Health and Wellness II3
OTHEG 647Orthotics and Physical Agents3
OTHEG 663Evidence-Based Practice IV3
OTHEG 670Elective I1 or more
Spring Quarter
OTHEG 695Fieldwork II-A12

Third Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required: 26
Summer Quarter
OTHEG 700Elective II1 or more
OTHEG 705Professional Development II3
OTHEG 717Professional Reasoning II4
OTHEG 730Principles of Teaching and Learning2
OTHEG 794Program Development4
Fall Quarter
OTHEG 796Fieldwork II-B12