The professional master's curriculum is composed of 48.5 required course credits (quarter hours) for the first calendar year, 59.5 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 three 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.

This curriculum applies to students admitted in Fall Quarter 2021. For students admitted prior to Fall 2021, refer to the published curriculum listing in the Midwestern University Catalog for their respective year of matriculation.

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

First Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required: 48.5
Fall Quarter
ANATG 502 Anatomy Credits: 4
COREG 1560D Interprofessional Healthcare Credits: 0.5
OTHEG 501 Professional Seminar Credits: 0.5
OTHEG 510 Occupational Therapy Foundations Credits: 4.0
OTHEG 517 Therapeutic Reasoning I Credits: 3
OTHEG 518 Activity Analysis Credits: 2
OTHEG 519 Intentional Relationships Credits: 2
Total 16
Winter Quarter 15.5
ANATG 582 Neuroscience Credits: 3
COREG 1570D Interprofessional Healthcare Credits: 0.5
OTHEG 500 Fieldwork I-A Credits: 1
OTHEG 509 Analysis of Movement Credits: 2
OTHEG 534 Cognition and Perception Credits: 3
OTHEG 538 Occupational Therapy Process I Credits: 2
OTHEG 544 Psychosocial Practice I Credits: 3
OTHEG 550 Fieldwork Foundations I Credits: 1
Total 15.5
Spring Quarter 17.0
COREG 1580D Interprofessional Healthcare Credits: 0.5
OTHEG 502 Childhood Occupations Credits: 3
OTHEG 503 Aging I Credits: 2
OTHEG 515 Neuro-Rehabilitation Credits: 5
OTHEG 523 Evidence-Based Practice I Credits: 2
OTHEG 536 Fieldwork I-B Credits: 1
OTHEG 537 Biomechanics Credits: 3
OTHEG 551 Fieldwork Foundations II Credits: 0.5
Total 17.0

Second Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required: 59.5
Summer Quarter
OTHEG 602 Professional Writing Credits: 1
OTHEG 603 Assistive Technology - Low Incidence Populations Credits: 3
OTHEG 613 Evidence-Based Practice II Credits: 2
OTHEG 625 Aging II Credits: 3
OTHEG 646 Work Promotion and Rehabilitation Credits: 2
OTHEG 647 Orthotics and Physical Agents Credits: 3
OTHEG 654 Psychosocial Practice II Credits: 3
Total 17
Fall Quarter 15.5
OTHEG 609 Group Dynamics Credits: 2
OTHEG 611 Pediatrics I: Young Children/Early Intervention Credits: 5
OTHEG 615 Population Health & Emerging Practice Credits: 3
OTHEG 636 Fieldwork I-C Credits: 1
OTHEG 650 Fieldwork Foundations III Credits: 0.5
OTHEG 653 Evidence-Based Practice III Credits: 3
Blank Credits: 4.5
Total 15.5
Winter Quarter 15-20
OTHEG 605 Professional Development I Credits: 3
OTHEG 621 Pediatrics II: Youth/School-Aged Credits: 5
OTHEG 637 Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Credits: 3
OTHEG 663 Evidence-Based Practice IV Credits: 3
OTHEG 670 Elective Credits: 1-6
Total 15-20
Spring Quarter 12
OTHEG 695 Fieldwork II-A Credits: 12
Total 12

Third Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required: 24
Summer Quarter
OTHEG 705 Professional Development II Credits: 3
OTHEG 717 Therapeutic Reasoning II Credits: 2
OTHEG 730 Principles of Teaching and Learning Credits: 3
OTHEG 794 Program Development Credits: 4
Total 12
Fall Quarter 12
OTHEG 796 Fieldwork II-B Credits: 12
Total 12


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