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Occupational Therapy Course Description

Occupational Therapy Semester 1

(FALL 1st YEAR)

OT 506 Practice in OT I: Introduction & History of OT (3.0 credits)
This course is designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge of the history, theoretical, and philosophical base of occupational therapy. Students will learn about and verify knowledge about key official documents that guide OT practice, roles and responsibilities of an occupational therapist, and ethical dispute resolution strategies. Prerequisite: Acceptance to MOT Program.

OT 501 Activity -Task Analysis and Use of Self (3.0 credits)
In this course students will be trained to deeply analyze occupations, activities, and tasks using previously gained knowledge related to anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, psychology, and other program prerequisite courses. The OT Practice Framework: Domain and Process document, and other official guiding documents, will be studied as students demonstrate knowledge and skills required for therapeutic use of self, client screening and assessment, and intervention planning. Students will study concepts related to professional judgment, safety, risk-awareness, ergonomics, environmental modification, and teaching and learning strategies. Prerequisite: Acceptance to MOT Program.

OT 504 Occupational Science & Occupation-Based Practice (3.0 credits)
This course will enlighten students to occupational science and occupation-based practice. Various aspects of the domains and processes used in occupational therapy intervention, including but not limited to, meaningful occupations, self-care, physical, mental, cognitive, perceptual, neuromuscular, behavioral, and sensory functions will be viewed from a client-centered, occupational performance-based approach. Students will gain skills in assessing, grading, adapting, modifying, and educating clients for purposeful and meaningful participation in daily life occupations. Students will report on the importance of life balance, health, wellness, and the prevention of disease and dysfunction using evidence-based practice resources. Prerequisite: Acceptance to MOT Program.

OT 505 Crafts, Media, and Group Dynamics in OT Lab (2.0 credits)
With consideration of previously gained knowledge and use of evidence-based resources, students will gain skills and knowledge in appropriately determining therapeutic activities using crafts, media, and group and individual therapy interventions to promote health, wellness, function, and participation in daily life activities. Various documentation requirements and rules, regulations, and guidelines will be explored. Students will practice needs assessments, justification of services, clinical reasoning, and communication of rationale for intervention plans while delivering OT services. Prerequisite: Acceptance to MOT Program.

OT 502 Lifespan Series I: Pediatric & School-Based OT (2.0 credits)
This course is the first set of three in the Lifespan Series of courses. Students will gain knowledge and review skill and technique requirements of pediatric and school-based occupational therapy practice. In this course, students will explore evidence-based assessment and evaluation tools, documentation requirements, reimbursement systems and mechanisms, inter and intra-professional collaboration, and practice skills in educating clients and related parties. Students will demonstrate knowledge of typical and atypical development of children less than 1-year-old through 18 years old and will focus on aspects of occupations related to development, remediation, and compensation for physical, mental, cognitive, perceptual, neuromuscular, behavioral, and sensory skills and deficits. Prerequisite: Acceptance to MOT Program.

OT 503 Lifespan Series I: Pediatric & School-Based OT Lab (1.0 credit)
This hands-on lab course is the first of three in the Lifespan Series of courses. Students will demonstrate learned skill and technique requirements of pediatric and school-based occupational therapy practice. In this course, students will utilize evidence-based assessment and evaluation tools, develop intervention plans, simulate the delivery of treatments, practice documentation requirements that are reflective of various reimbursement systems and mechanisms, incorporate inter and intra-professional collaboration, and practice skills in educating clients and related parties. Students will demonstrate knowledge of typical and atypical development of children less than 1-year-old through 18 years old and will focus on aspects of occupations related to development, remediation, and compensation for physical, mental, cognitive, perceptual, neuromuscular, behavioral, and sensory skills and deficits. Prerequisite: Acceptance to MOT Program. Co-requisite: OT 502.

Occupational Therapy Semester 2

(SPRING 1st YEAR)

OT 601* Advocacy & Leadership in OT Practice (2.0 credits)
This course will emphasize advocacy and leadership in the occupational therapy profession. Students will learn of the importance of advocating for those who are considered vulnerable, at risk, or who have experienced occupational injustice, deprivation of needed services, social hardships, and overall welfare difficulties in various contexts. Policy review, strategies for change, and opportunities for leadership for OTs span over social, economic, political, geographic, and demographic factors that impact OT practice. OT models of practice and frames of reference will be used to assess traditional and emerging practice areas for OTs and consider the roles of health promotion, prevention of disease and dysfunction, care coordination, case management, transition services, fieldwork, and more. Management and collaboration of OT and related healthcare services will be discussed. Prerequisites: All first semester MOT Program courses.

OT 611 Advocacy Initiatives (1.0 credit) (to be taken with OT 612)
This course will emphasize advocacy initiatives and leadership roles that can be taken within and outside of the profession of occupational therapy at the local, state, and national levels. Opportunities will be explored in various settings, such as in healthcare, private practice, community-based, school, higher education, work, and various professional associations. Students will use knowledge gained in this course to become an active participant and advocate of occupational therapy services in one of the roles explored. Prerequisites: All first semester MOT Program courses.

OT 612 Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (1.0 credit)
This course is an optional course and if selected, must be taken with OT 611. In this course, students will have the opportunity to take a deeper dive and gain a greater understanding of the pedagogical practices in occupational therapy. Students will incorporate their knowledge of OT pedagogical practices by developing an educational session for presentation to peers which specifically identifies and critiques teaching and learning practices selected. Prerequisite: All first semester MOT Program coursework. Co-requisite: OT 611.

OT 602 Lifespan Series II: Working-Aged Adults & Coaching in OT (2.0 credits)
This course is the second set of three in the Lifespan Series of courses. Students will gain knowledge and review skill and technique requirements of working-aged adults and coaching in occupational therapy practice. In this course, students will explore evidence-based assessment and evaluation tools, documentation requirements, reimbursement systems and mechanisms, inter and intra-professional collaboration, and practice skills in educating clients and related parties. Students will demonstrate knowledge of typical development and the impacts of disease and dysfunction on working-aged adults and will focus on aspects of occupations related to development, remediation, and compensation for physical, mental, cognitive, perceptual, neuromuscular, behavioral, and sensory skills and deficits. Prerequisites: All first semester MOT Program courses. Co-requisite: OT 603.

OT 603 Lifespan Series II: Working-Aged Adults & Coaching in OT Lab (1.0 credit)
This course is in the second set of three in the Lifespan Series of courses. Students will apply knowledge, skill, and technique requirements of working-aged adults and coaching in occupational therapy practice. Students will explore and practice evidence-based assessment and evaluation tools, documentation requirements, reimbursement systems and mechanisms, inter and intra-professional collaboration, and practice skills in educating clients and related parties. Students will demonstrate knowledge of typical development and the impacts of disease and dysfunction on working-aged adults and will focus on aspects of occupations related to development, remediation, and compensation for physical, mental, cognitive, perceptual, neuromuscular, behavioral, and sensory skills and deficits. Prerequisites: All first semester MOT Program courses. Co-requisite: OT 602

OT 610 Universal Design, Accessibility, and Ergonomics (3.0 credits)
Students will communicate key concepts, study, demonstrate, and practice exercises related to various facets of occupational therapy having to do with the design, fabrication, application, fitting, and training in assistive technologies and devices to enhance occupational performance and foster participation and well-being. Students will gain and use knowledge of universal design and ergonomics concepts, study accessibility guidelines, the Americans with Disabilities Act and related documents, and make propositions for their use in client care. Prerequisites: All first semester MOT Program courses.

OT 604 Technologies of OT (2.0 credits)
Students will further incorporate co-requisite knowledge gained in the areas of universal design, accessibility, and ergonomics while assessing and performing task analyses for the need for additional assistive technologies to ensure optimal function in all domain areas as per the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, 3rd edition. Students will create intervention plans based on assessments and task analyses and review payment options, documentation requirements, training and education requirements, and indications and contraindications for use. Prerequisites: All first semester MOT Program courses. Co-requisite: OT 605.

OT 605 Technologies of OT Lab (1.0 credit)
Students will incorporate co-requisite knowledge gained in the areas of universal design, accessibility, and ergonomics while assessing and performing task analyses for the need for additional assistive technologies to ensure optimal function in all domain areas as per the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, 3rd edition. Students will follow through with intervention plans based on assessments and task analyses and review payment options, practice documentation requirements, provide training and education to mock-clients and related parties. Prerequisites: All first semester MOT Program courses. Co-requisite: OT 604

OT 606 Practice in OT II: Evaluation, Assessment, and Intervention (3.0 credits)
This course takes an in-depth look and comparison of a wide variety of evaluation and assessment tools used in OT practice across the lifespan for a variety of settings. It links evaluation and assessment results with intervention planning and implementation within the domains of OT practice. Students will report on their comparisons of various evaluation and assessment tools and discuss how practice strategies within the intervention plan are used to therapeutically benefit client performance and participation in life tasks. Prerequisites: All first semester MOT Program courses. Co-requisite: OT 607.

OT 607 Practice in OT II Lab: Evaluation, Assessment, and Intervention (2.0 credits)
This course takes an in-depth look and comparison of a wide variety of evaluation and assessment tools used in OT practice across the lifespan for a variety of settings. It links evaluation and assessment results with intervention planning and implementation within the domains of OT practice. Students will practice evaluation and assessment administration using various evaluation and assessment tools and discuss and demonstrate specific practice strategies within their developed intervention plans for the therapeutic benefit of their clients as related to performance and participation in life tasks. Prerequisites: All first semester MOT Program courses. Co-requisite: OT 606.

Occupational Therapy Semester 3

(SUMMER 1st YEAR)

OT 702 Lifespan Series III: Older Adult & Geriatric OT (2.0 credits)
This course is the third of the set of three in the Lifespan Series of courses. Students will gain knowledge and review skill and technique requirements for working with older adults and geriatric clients in occupational therapy practice. In this course, students will explore evidence-based assessment and evaluation tools, documentation requirements, reimbursement systems and mechanisms, inter and intra-professional collaboration, and practice skills in educating clients and related parties. Students will demonstrate knowledge of typical development and the impacts of disease and dysfunction on older adults and geriatric clients and will focus on aspects of occupations related to remediation, and compensation for physical, mental, cognitive, perceptual, neuromuscular, behavioral, and sensory skills and deficits. Prerequisites: All first and second semester MOT Program courses. Co-requisite: OT 703.

OT 703 Lifespan Series III: Older Adult & Geriatric OT Lab (1.0 credit)
This course is the third of the set of three in the Lifespan Series of courses. Students will apply knowledge, skill, and technique requirements when working with older adults and geriatric clients in occupational therapy practice. Students will explore and practice evidence-based assessment and evaluation tools, documentation requirements, reimbursement systems and mechanisms, inter and intra-professional collaboration, and practice skills in educating clients and related parties. Students will demonstrate knowledge of typical development and the impacts of disease and dysfunction on older adults and geriatric clients and will focus on aspects of occupations related to remediation and compensation for physical, mental, cognitive, perceptual, neuromuscular, behavioral, and sensory skills and deficits. Prerequisites: All first and second semester MOT Program courses. Co-requisite: OT 702.

OT 706 Practice in OT III: OT Context & Service Delivery (3.0 credits)
This course is the third in the Practice in OT Series of courses and concentrates of occupational therapy contexts and environments and OT service delivery. Students will explore the differences between traditional and emerging practice settings, gain skills in modalities used in the various settings, identify benefits, pros and cons, and indications and contraindications for use of modalities most common in various settings, and provide educational presentations to those seeking or receiving OT services. Students will also learn of the various guiding principles, rules, laws, and/or regulations governing the use of modalities and OT services in various settings and at the local, state, and national levels. Prerequisites: All first and second semester MOT Program courses.Co-requisite: OT 707.

OT 707 Practice in OT III Lab: OT Context & Service Delivery Lab (1.0 credit)
This course is the third of three in the Practice in OT Series of courses and concentrates on occupational therapy contexts and environments and OT service delivery. Students will explore the differences between traditional and emerging practice settings, practice skills in modalities used in the various settings, identify benefits, pros and cons, and indications and contraindications for use of modalities most common in various settings, and provide educational presentations to those seeking or receiving OT services. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the various guiding principles, rules, laws, and/or regulations governing the use of modalities and OT services in various settings and at the local, state, and national levels. Prerequisites: All first and second semester MOT Program courses. Co-requisite: OT 706.

OT 708 Mental Health & Psychosocial OT I: Traditional Practice Settings (3.0 credits)
This course is designed to explore the mental health and psychosocial components of traditional practice settings in which occupational therapy practitioners' work. Students will analyze various traditional practice settings across the lifespan and identify appropriate evaluation and assessment tools, treatment planning, treatment implementation, documentation and reimbursement requirements, legal aspects and obligations, and more. Prerequisites: All first and second semester MOT program coursework. Co-requisites: OT 709.

OT 709 Mental Health & Psychosocial OT I Lab + Level I FW Experience: Traditional Practice Settings (2.0 credits)
This course is designed to further explore the mental health and psychosocial components of traditional practice settings in which occupational therapy practitioners' work. Students will analyze and practice, within various traditional practice settings across the lifespan, the identification of the need for OT services and the evaluation and intervention of clients. Under the supervision of MOT Program Faculty, students will practice skills with appropriate evaluation and assessment tools, treatment planning, treatment implementation, documentation as per facility and reimbursement requirements, and various other aspects of OT services. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the legal aspects and obligations of working with various clients across the lifespan with a focus on the mental and psychosocial health components. Students will interact with real clients under the supervision of MOT Program Faculty to practice their patient/client-practitioner interaction and therapeutic use-of-self skills. This course meets one of the two Level-I Fieldwork Hours Requirements of the MOT Program. Prerequisites: All first and second semester MOT program coursework. Co-requisites: OT 708.

Occupational Therapy Semester 4

(FALL 2nd YEAR)

OT 801 Modalities & Upper Extremities (2.0 credits)
This course is designed to deeply analyze the concepts of occupational therapy related to common upper body deformities, trauma, and injuries requiring surgeries or immobilization. Rehabilitation indications, with a review of commonly used surgical techniques, will be reviewed to build the base of knowledge needed to evaluate, assess, and treatment plan for the design, fabrication, application, fitting, and training for assistive technologies and devices used to enhance occupational performance in daily life tasks. Deep-thermal, electrotherapeutic, and other preparatory modalities will be reviewed. Students will provide educational sessions/presentation on proper techniques, indications, contraindications, safety and risk awareness and more. Prerequisites: All first, second, and third semester MOT Program courses. Co-requisite: OT 802.

OT 802 Modalities & Upper Extremities Lab (1 credit)
This course is designed to provide basic competency and practice opportunities to students on the concepts of occupational therapy related to common upper body deformities, trauma, and injuries requiring surgeries or immobilization. Rehabilitation indications, with demonstrated knowledge of commonly used surgical techniques, will be used to evaluate, assess, and create a treatment plan for the design, fabrication, application, fitting, and training for assistive technologies and devices used to enhance occupational performance in daily life tasks. Deep-thermal, electrotherapeutic, and other preparatory modalities will be practiced. Students will provide evaluations and assessments, treatment planning, and treatment implementation utilizing demonstrated proper techniques and knowledge of indications, contraindications, safety and risk awareness, and more. Prerequisites: All first, second, and third semester MOT Program courses. Co-requisite: OT 801.

OT 803 Science-Driven OT Practice (2.0 credits)
This course is the first of the formal research-related courses of the MOT Program. On a broad scale, students will practice and explore the various aspects of locating, critiquing, and determining the quality of evidence and research, including organizing, collecting, and analyzing data for use in the OT evaluation and the overall delivery of OT services process. Students will practice utilizing scholarly literature to make evidence-based decisions and evaluate techniques of research, such as the use of descriptive, correlational, and inferential quantitative statistics and coding, analyzing, and synthesizing qualitative data. Students will critique the validity of research and the various methodologies used as they present argument presentations on various OT related topics of interest. Prerequisites: All first, second, and third semester MOT Program courses. Co-requisite: OT 804

OT 804 Research & Leadership in OT Practice I: Master's Thesis Plan (3.0 credits)
This course is the first of two Master's Thesis Courses of the MOT Program. In this course, students will create a Master's Thesis Plan while practicing and exploring the various aspects of locating, critiquing, and determining the quality of evidence and research, including organizing, collecting, and analyzing data for use in the OT evaluation and the overall delivery of OT services process. Leadership in healthcare concepts in occupational therapy practice will be linked to quality evidence-based research and practice. Students will practice utilizing scholarly literature to make evidence-based decisions and evaluate techniques of research, such as use of descriptive, correlational, and inferential quantitative statistics and coding, analyzing, and synthesizing qualitative data. Students will critique the validity of research and the various methodologies used as they prepare their topic of interest Master's Thesis Research Plan. Prerequisites: All first, second, and third semester MOT Program courses. Co-requisite: OT 803.

OT 805 Level II Fieldwork Experience Orientation Seminar (2.0 credits)
Students will learn of all processes related to the Fieldwork portion of the MOT program, including necessary paperwork, facility-specific orientations and paperwork, background checks, drug screens, policies and procedures, ethics, laws and rules, and more. Students will receive and work through the MOT Fieldwork Manual and practice completing paperwork and case scenarios related to the various sites they will be attending for Fieldwork. All components of the OTPF, 3rd edition, will be reviewed as it relates to Fieldwork. Prerequisites: All first, second, and third semester MOT Program courses.

OT 808 Mental Health & Psychosocial OT II: Community & Emerging Practice Areas (3.0 credits)
This course is designed to explore the mental health and psychosocial components of community and emerging practice settings in which occupational therapy practitioners' work. Students will analyze various community and emerging practice settings across the lifespan and identify appropriate evaluation and assessment tools, treatment planning, treatment implementation, documentation and reimbursement requirements, legal aspects and obligations, and more. Students will compare and contrast differences between traditional and community and emerging practice settings. Prerequisites: All first, second, and third semester MOT program coursework. Co-requisites: OT 809.

OT 809 Mental Health & Psychosocial OT II Lab + Level I FW Experience: Community & Emerging Practice Areas (2.0 credits)
This course is designed to further explore the mental health and psychosocial components of community and emerging practice settings in which occupational therapy practitioners' work. Students will analyze and practice, within various community and emerging practice settings across the lifespan, the identification of the need for OT services and the evaluation and intervention of clients. Under the supervision of MOT Program Faculty, students will practice skills with appropriate evaluation and assessment tools, treatment planning, treatment implementation, documentation as per facility and reimbursement requirements, and various other aspects of OT services. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the legal aspects and obligations of working with various clients across the lifespan with a focus on the mental and psychosocial health components. Students will interact with live clients under the supervision of MOT Program Faculty to practice their patient/client-practitioner interaction and therapeutic use-of-self skills. This course meets the second of the two Level-I Fieldwork Hours Requirements of the MOT Program. Prerequisites: All first, second, and third semester MOT program coursework. Co-requisites: OT 808.

Occupational Therapy Semester 5

(SPRING 2nd YEAR)

OT 814 Research in OT Practice II: Master's Thesis Completion & Presentation (2.0 credits)
This course is the second of two Master's Thesis Courses of the MOT Program. In this course, students will refine, complete, and formally present their Master's Thesis. Students will reflect on how they have explored the various aspects of locating, critiquing, and determining the quality of evidence and research, including organizing, collecting, and analyzing data for use in the OT evaluation and the overall delivery of OT services process. They will demonstrate how their Master's Thesis topic of interest captured and incorporated concepts of leadership in healthcare and in occupational therapy practice. Students will present how their research has built upon and was based on high quality, evidence-based research findings and sound therapy practices. Students will explain their processes and use of scholarly literature to make evidence-based decisions and evaluate techniques of research, such as the use of descriptive, correlational, and inferential quantitative statistics and coding, analyzing, and synthesizing qualitative data. Students will explain how they have critiqued the validity of research and the various methodologies used as they prepared their topic of interest Master's Thesis Research Plan and implementation. Students will coordinate with their Master's Thesis Advisor all final and required paperwork for submission and presentation of their Master's Thesis. Prerequisites: All first, second, third, and fourth semester MOT Program courses.

OT 896 Level II Fieldwork Experience Rotation I (6.0 credits)
Students entering their first Level II Fieldwork (FW) Rotation will have successfully completed all previous didactic coursework from semesters 1-4. During Level II FW, students will reflect upon and utilize the skills, techniques, knowledge, clinical reasoning, and critical thinking skills. They will apply their knowledge of frames of references of OT practice, occupation-based practice, client-centered practice appropriate for the setting and developmental level of clients. Students will demonstrate sound clinical judgment, safety and risk awareness, and therapeutic use of self under the supervision of an experienced and licensed occupational therapist. Overall, students will demonstrate most, if not all skills expected of a pre-entry level occupational therapist. Students will complete 12 full-time weeks of Level II FW and receive, at a minimum, a midterm and final evaluation using the Level II Fieldwork Performance Evaluation approved and provided by the American Occupational Therapy Association. Prerequisites: All previous didactic coursework (i.e., first, second, third, and fourth-semester coursework). Co-Requisites: Two of the following online courses: OT 816, OT 817, OT 818, OT 812, or OT 820.

OT 816 Spirituality in OT Practice (1.0 credit)
Students will choose two 1.0 credit online courses to take while completing the first 12-week FW rotation. Students are provided with the opportunity to choose special topics of interest so that they may interject their online course topics into their Level II FW experiences, regardless of setting or stage of life clients exist in. Spirituality in OT Practice enables students to take a deeper look into the role of OT regarding addressing spirituality or spirituality-related concerns of clients. As spirituality is a domain of OT, as per the OTPF, 3rd edition, students will analyze their FW setting through the lens of spirituality and OTs role in it. Students are to incorporate the learnings from this course into their final FW In-Service Project, as assigned by their Fieldwork Educator. Prerequisites: All previous MOT Program didactic coursework (i.e., first, second, third, and fourth-semester courses). Co-Requisite: OT 896.

OT 817 Creativity in OT Practice (1.0 credit)
Students will choose two 1.0 credit online courses to take while completing the first 12-week FW rotation. Students are provided with the opportunity to choose special topics of interest so that they may interject their online course topics into their Level II FW experiences, regardless of setting or stage of life clients exist in. Creativity in OT Practice enables students to take a deeper look into the role of OT regarding being creative while resolving daily life concerns of clients. Students will analyze their FW setting through the lens of creativity and OTs role in it. Students are to incorporate the learnings from this course into their final FW In-Service Project, as assigned by their Fieldwork Educator. Prerequisites: All previous MOT Program didactic coursework (i.e., first, second, third, and fourth-semester courses). Co-Requisite: OT 896.

OT 818 Managing Change in OT Practice (1.0 credit)
Students will choose two 1.0 credit online courses to take while completing the first 12-week FW rotation. Students are provided with the opportunity to choose special topics of interest so that they may interject their online course topics into their Level II FW experiences, regardless of setting or stage of life clients exist in. Managing Change in OT Practice enables students to take a deeper look into the role of OT regarding environments of constant change while resolving daily life concerns of clients. Students will analyze their FW setting through the lens of change management and OTs role in it. Students are to incorporate the learnings from this course into their final FW In-Service Project, as assigned by their Fieldwork Educator. Prerequisites: All previous MOT Program didactic coursework (i.e., first, second, third, and fourth-semester courses). Co-Requisite: OT 896.

OT 812 Sexuality in OT Practice (1.0 credit)
Students will choose two 1.0 credit online courses to take while completing the first 12-week FW rotation. Students are provided with the opportunity to choose special topics of interest so that they may interject their online course topics into their Level II FW experiences, regardless of setting or stage of life clients exist in. Sexuality in OT Practice enables students to take a deeper look into the role of OT regarding sexuality or related issues while resolving daily life concerns of clients. Students will analyze their FW setting through the lens of sexuality and OTs role in it. Students are to incorporate the learnings from this course into their final FW In-Service Project, as assigned by their Fieldwork Educator. Prerequisites: All previous MOT Program didactic coursework (i.e., first, second, third, and fourth-semester courses). Co-Requisite: OT 896.

OT 820 OT Wellness Seminar (1.0 credit)
Students will choose two 1.0 credit online courses to take while completing the first 12-week FW rotation. Students are provided with the opportunity to choose special topics of interest so that they may interject their online course topics into their Level II FW experiences, regardless of setting or stage of life clients exist in. The OT Wellness Seminar enables students to take a deeper look into the role of OT regarding overall health and wellness while resolving daily life concerns of clients. Students will analyze their FW setting through the lens of wellness and OTs role in it. Students are to incorporate the learnings from this course into their final FW In-Service Project, as assigned by their Fieldwork Educator. Prerequisites: All previous MOT Program didactic coursework (i.e., first, second, third, and fourth-semester courses). Co-Requisite: OT 896.

Occupational Therapy Semester 6

(SUMMER 2nd YEAR)

OT 897 Level II Fieldwork Experience Rotation II (6.0 credits)
Students entering their second Level II Fieldwork (FW) Rotation will have successfully completed all previous didactic coursework from semesters 1-5 and their first Level II FW Rotation. During Level II FW, students will reflect upon and utilize the skills, techniques, knowledge, clinical reasoning, and critical thinking skills. They will apply their knowledge of frames of references of OT practice, occupation-based practice, client-centered practice appropriate for the setting and developmental level of clients. Students will demonstrate sound clinical judgment, safety and risk awareness, and therapeutic use of self under the supervision of an experienced and licensed occupational therapist. Overall, students will demonstrate all skills expected of a pre-entry level occupational therapist. Students will complete 12 full-time weeks of Level II FW and receive, at a minimum, a midterm and final evaluation using the Level II Fieldwork Performance Evaluation approved and provided by the American Occupational Therapy Association. Prerequisites: All previous didactic coursework (i.e., first, second, third, and fourth-semester coursework). Co-Requisites: OT 819 & OT 899.

OT 898 Level II Fieldwork Experience *Make-Up Rotation (2.0 credits) OPTIONAL/IF NEEDED
Students missing hours from any of the Level II FW Rotations will have to make up the missing hours by enrolling in and successfully completing this OT 898 course. Students will have successfully completed all previous didactic coursework from semesters 1-5. During Level II FW, students will reflect upon and utilize the skills, techniques, knowledge, clinical reasoning, and critical thinking skills. They will apply their knowledge of frames of references of OT practice, occupation-based practice, client-centered practice appropriate for the setting and developmental level of clients. Students will demonstrate sound clinical judgment, safety and risk awareness, and therapeutic use of self under the supervision of an experienced and licensed occupational therapist. Overall, students will demonstrate all skills expected of a pre-entry level occupational therapist. Students will complete 4 full-time weeks of Level II FW and receive, at a minimum, a midterm and final evaluation using the Fieldwork Performance Evaluation approved and provided by the American Occupational Therapy Association. Prerequisites: All previous didactic coursework (i.e., first, second, third, fourth, and fifth-semester coursework). Co-Requisites: Dependent on student situation and what is needed.

OT 815 Research in OT Practice Continuation (2.0 credits) OPTIONAL/IF NEEDED
This course is the Master's Thesis continuation course. If students do not satisfactorily complete their Master's Thesis in the allotted timeframe, they will have to enroll in this course to complete the Master's Thesis requirement of the MOT Program. In this course, students will refine, complete, and formally present their Master's Thesis. Students will reflect on how they have explored the various aspects of locating, critiquing, and determining the quality of evidence and research, including organizing, collecting, and analyzing data for use in the OT evaluation and the overall delivery of OT services process. They will demonstrate how their Master's Thesis topic of interest captured and incorporated concepts of leadership in healthcare and in occupational therapy practice. Students will present how their research has built upon and was based on high quality, evidence-based research findings and sound therapy practices. Students will explain their processes and use of scholarly literature to make evidence-based decisions and evaluate techniques of research, such as the use of descriptive, correlational, and inferential quantitative statistics and coding, analyzing, and synthesizing qualitative data. Students will explain how they have critiqued the validity of research and the various methodologies used as they prepared their topic of interest Master's Thesis Research Plan and implementation. Students will coordinate with their Master's Thesis Advisor all final and required paperwork for submission and presentation of their Master's Thesis. Prerequisites: All first, second, third, fourth, and fifth semester MOT Program courses.

OT 819 OT Leadership and Healthcare Administration Capstone (2.0 credits)
This course is the Capstone Course of the MOT Program. Students will incorporate all prior knowledge of the didactic and FW portions of the MOT Program and create a career OT Leadership Plan. Within this plan, students will tie in a concept taken from their Master's Thesis and link it with a career path and/or practice setting of interest. Utilizing demonstrated research skills, students will support their OT Leadership Plan with evidence sufficient to make a positive difference within the profession and community in which they serve as OT practitioners. Prerequisites: All MOT Program courses and FW Rotations. Co-Requisite: OT 899.

OT 899 Transitioning to OT Practice (1.0 credit)
This is the final course of the MOT Program. Students will have completed all didactic coursework and fieldwork prior to taking this course. In this course, students will prepare for their transition from graduate student to OT practitioner. Students will formally take practice exams for successful passing of the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) OT Examination, complete applications for the Official NBCOT OT Examination and State Licensure, prepare study plans for the NBCOT OT Examination, prepare professional resumes, complete mock/real job interviews, apply for graduation, and demonstrate knowledge of applicable national requirements for credentialing and requirements for licensure, certification, or registration under state laws. Prerequisites: All previous MOT Program didactic coursework and fieldwork rotations. Co-requisites: OT 819.