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Courses & Descriptions

      • Professional Year I
        • Winter Semester
          • OCTH 412 - Models of Practice (3 hrs): This course will introduce the student to the theories and models of practice that are the foundations of practice in occupational therapy.
          • OCTH 495 - Neurological Foundations of Human Occupation (3 hrs): Students will pursue knowledge in the neurosciences related to function and dysfunction of the central nervous system. Emphasis is placed on integrated brain function impacting daily living and occupational performance.
          • OCTH 500 - Philosophy of Occupational Therapy (3 hrs): Through readings, classroom discussions and group experiences, the students will collectively develop an understanding of the philosophy of occupational therapy.
          • OCTH 522 - Foundations of Movement and Human Occupation (3 hrs): This course supports students to develop foundational knowledge of occupational performance and human movement necessary for subsequent assessment and intervention courses.
        • Summer Semester
          • OCTH 501 - Therapeutic Relationship Skills in the Occupational Therapy Profession (2 hrs): This course offers students the opportunity to develop interpersonal communication skills necessary to effectively interact with clients, families, and other professionals in settings where occupational therapy is practiced and to explore personal characteristics and behaviors affecting treatment relationships.
          • OCTH 502 - Theory and Analysis of Occupation (3 hrs): Students will use laboratory, discussions, lecture, readings, observations and interviews as methods of learning about the science of occupation. This course places emphasis on the individual’s experience of occupation, and the exploration of its personal, social and cultural meanings.
          • OCTH 503 - Clinical and Professional Reasoning in Occupational Therapy (2 hrs): This course will offer students the opportunity to examine current theories of clinical and professional reasoning and to explore personal assumptions that influence everyday practice.
        • Fall Semester
          • OCTH 419 - Programming I (6 hrs): Students will have opportunities to learn methods of evaluating occupational performance issues present in selected conditions that affect the child from birth to adolescence
          • OCTH 420 - Level I Fieldwork I (3 hrs): Students will complete a part-time fieldwork experience in a pediatric setting. Fieldwork experiences will be accompanied by a seminar.
          • OCTH 540 - Research Methods I (3 hrs): This course introduces students to research methods used in occupational therapy. Students develop beginning skills in formulation of research questions, proposal development, approaches to design and implementation, and dissemination of results.
      • Professional Year II
        • Winter Semester
          • OCTH 516 - Level I Community Fieldwork II (3 hrs): Students will complete a part-time fieldwork experience in a community agency. Fieldwork experiences will be accompanied by a seminar.
          • OCTH 519 - Programming II (6 hrs): Students will have opportunities to learn methods of evaluating occupational performance issues present in selected conditions that affect individuals from adolescence to middle adulthood.  
          • OCTH 686 - Culminating Project I (3 hrs): Under the direction of their research adviser, students will carry out a research project and develop beginning proficiency in proposal development and research skills.
        • Summer Semester
          • OCTH 601 - Current Issues in Occupational Therapy (1 hr): This course supports students in developing knowledge around emerging and timely issues in the field of occupational therapy that directly impact practice.
          • OCTH 687 - Culminating Project II (3 hrs): Under the direction of their research adviser, students will complete research projects begun in OCTH 686 and disseminate their findings.
        • Fall Semester
          • OCTH 517 - Level I Community Fieldwork III (3 hrs): Students will complete a part-time fieldwork experience in a community agency or in an occupational therapy setting. Students will also participate in a directed seminar.
          • OCTH 600 - Supervision and Professional Roles (3 hrs): This course covers the management of occupational therapy services in multiple environments. Students will learn grant-writing skills and complete a capstone project developing an OT program for use in a nontraditional setting.
          • OCTH 619 - Programming III (6 hrs): Students will have the opportunity to learn methods of evaluating occupational performance issues that affect individuals from middle to older adulthood.
      • Winter Semester
        • OCTH 588 - Fieldwork Level II: Clinical Skills (6 hrs): Students will be assigned to a 12-week fieldwork experience designed to develop and refine clinical skills.
      • Summer Semester
        • OCTH 589 - Fieldwork Level II: Clinical Skills (6 hrs): Students will be assigned to a 12-week fieldwork experience designed to develop and refine clinical skills.
The Occupational Therapy Program is part of the School of Health Sciences, 313 Everett L. Marshall Building, 734.487.4096