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Tennessee Wesleyan’s occupational therapy program delivers an unparalleled path to understanding how the therapeutic use of daily activities benefits individuals across the life-span. The occupational therapy curriculum is challenging and engaging, teaching you how to help people live healthier, happier, safer lives.

Graduate students in the MOT Program are required to have a working laptop with wifi/internet capabilities, a webcam and a microphone.

View the entire OT curriculum below:

Semester 1 Occupational Therapy Courses

6 courses (14 credits)

OT 506 Practice in OT I: Introduction & History of OT (3.0 credits)
OT 501 Activity -Task Analysis and Use of Self (3.0 credits)
OT 504 Occupational Science & Occupation-Based Practice (3.0 credits)
OT 505 Crafts, Media, and Group Dynamics in OT Lab (2.0 credits)
OT 502 Lifespan Series I: Pediatric & School-Based OT (2.0 credits)
OT 503 Lifespan Series I: Pediatric & School-Based OT Lab (1.0 credits)

Semester 2 Occupational Therapy Courses

8-9 courses (16 credits)

OT 601* Advocacy & Leadership in OT Practice (2.0 credits) OR OT 611 Advocacy Initiatives (1.0 credits) AND OT 612 Scholarship of Teaching & Learning 1.0 credits)
OT 602 Lifespan Series II: Working-Aged Adults & Life Coaching in OT (2.0 credits)
OT 603 Lifespan Series II: Working-Aged Adults & Life Coaching in OT Lab (1.0 credits)
OT 610 Universal Design, Accessibility, and Ergonomics (3.0 credits)
OT 604 Technologies of OT (2.0 credits)
OT 605 Technologies of OT Lab (1.0 credit)
OT 606 Practice in OT II: Evaluation, Assessment, and Intervention (3.0 credits)
OT 607 Practice in OT II Lab: Evaluation, Assessment, and Intervention (2.0 credit)

Semester 3 Occupational Therapy Courses

6 courses (12 credits)

OT 702 Lifespan Series III: Older Adult & Geriatric OT (2.0 credits)
OT 703 Lifespan Series III: Older Adult & Geriatric OT Lab (1.0 credits)
OT 706 Practice in OT III: OT Context & Service Delivery (3.0 credits)
OT 707 Practice in OT III Lab: OT Context & Service Delivery Lab (1.0 credit)
OT 708 Mental Health & Psychosocial OT I: Traditional Practice Settings (3.0 credits)
OT 709 Mental Health & Psychosocial OT I Lab + Level I FW Experience: Traditional Practice Settings (2.0 credits)

Semester 4 Occupational Therapy Courses

7 courses (15 credits)

OT 801 Modalities & Upper Extremities (2.0 credits)
OT 802 Modalities & Upper Extremities Lab (1 credit)
OT 803 Science-Driven OT Practice (2.0 credits)
OT 804 Research & Leadership in OT Practice I: Master’s Thesis Plan (3.0 credits)
OT 805 Level II Fieldwork Experience Orientation Seminar (2.0 credits)
OT 808 Mental Health & Psychosocial OT II: Community & Emerging Practice Areas (3.0 credits)
OT 809 Mental Health & Psychosocial OT II Lab + Level I FW Experience: Community & Emerging Practice Areas (2.0 credits)

Semester 5 Occupational Therapy Courses

4 courses (10 credits)

OT 814 Research in OT Practice II: Master's Thesis Completion & Presentation (2.0 credits)
OT 896 Level II Fieldwork Experience Rotation I (6.0 credits)
Pick Two of the online Topic of Interest Courses Below:

OT 816 Spirituality in OT Practice (1.0 credit)
OT 817 Creativity in OT Practice (1.0 credit)
OT 818 Managing Change in OT Practice (1.0 credit)
OT 812 Sexuality in OT Practice (1.0 credit),
OT 820 OT Wellness Seminar (1.0 credit)

Semester 6 Occupational Therapy Courses

Last Semester (9 credits)

3-5 courses

OT 897 Level II Fieldwork Experience Rotation II (6.0 credits)
OT 898 Level II Fieldwork Experience *Make-Up Rotation (2.0 credits) OPTIONAL/IF NEEDED
OT 815 Research in OT Practice Continuation (2.0 credits) OPTIONAL/IF NEEDED
OT 819 Leadership and Healthcare Administration (2.0 credits)
OT 899 Transitioning to OT Practice (1.0 credits)

Graduation of first class: Summer 2021- NBCOT Exam Period Fall 2021

TOTAL CREDITS: 76
TOTAL COURSES: 34-37 courses (if no make-up courses needed, 33-34 depending on optional choices)
SEMESTERS: 6
PROGRAM LENGTH: 2 years (First Class Starts Aug. 2019 and finishes July 31, 2021).