• OTD Curriculum

    • Semester 1 - Fall

      Semester 1

      OTD 500 Human Occupations 3    
      OTD 503Occupational Therapy Theory, Science, and Justice 3    
      OTD 510 Evidence-based Practice 3    
      OTD 515Neuroscience for the Occupational Therapist 2    
      OTD 516Neuroscience for the Occupational Therapist Lab1
      OTD 550Pediatric Occupational Therapy Practice 13
      OTD 552Pediatric Occupational Therapy Practice Lab 11
      RELP 516Christian Service & Human Flourishing 2    
        TOTAL CREDITS 18    
    • Semester 2 - Winter

      Semester 2

      OTD 525Kinesiology   2  
      OTD 526Kinesiology Lab   1  
      OTD 545Pediatric Occupational Therapy Management   2  
      OTD 551Pediatric Occupational Therapy Practice II   3  
      OTD 553Pediactric Occupational Therapy Practice II Lab   1  
      OTD 560Level I Fieldwork: Pediatric1
      OTD 600Graduate Research and Literature Review Development2
      OTD 601Graduate Research and Literature Review Development Lab1
      RELP 514Bioethics from Clinical & Christian Perspectives   2  
        TOTAL CREDITS   15  
    • Semester 3 - Summer

      Semester 3

      FallWinter Summer
      OTD 506Introduction to the Doctoral Experience     0.5
      OTD 512Research Statistics for Graduate Studies2
      OTD 535Cultural Contexts & Therapeutic Relationships in Occupational Therapy2
      OTD 602Research Group and IRB Proposal Lab1
      OTD 645Adult Occupational Therapy Management2
      OTD 652Assistive Technology     2
      RELP 601 Applied Spiritual Care I     1
        TOTAL CREDITS     10.5
    • Semester 4 - Fall

      Semester 4

      OTD 606Mentored Development of the Doctoral Capstone Project Proposal 0.5    
      OTD 615Data Analysis in Graduate Research 1    
      OTD 616Data Analysis in Graduate Research Lab 1    
      OTD 633 Occupational Therapy Practice with Psychosocial Conditions 3    
      OTD 634 Occupational Therapy Practice with Psychosocial Conditions Lab 1    
      OTD 650 Occupational Therapy Practice with Adult Orthopedic Conditions 3    
      OTD 656Occupational Therapy Practice with Adult Orthopedic Conditions Lab1
      OTD 665Level I Fieldwork: Psychosocial1
      OTD 691Pediatric Case Application and Exam1
      OTD 755Medical Conditions3
      RELP 602Applied Spiritual Care II1
        TOTAL CREDITS 16.5    
    • Semester 5 - Winter

      Semester 5

      OTD 657Occupational Therapy Practice with PAMS and Orthoses2
      OTD 658Occupational Therapy Practice with PAMS and Orthoses Lab1
      OTD 670 Level I Fieldwork: Adult   1  
      OTD 705Dissemination in Graduate Research Lab   1  
      OTD 730Professional Preparation for Clinical Practice   1  
      OTD 735Clinical Reasoning Lab   1  
      OTD 741 Scholarship, Leadership, and the Doctoral Experience   1  
      OTD 742Mentored Development of the Doctoral Capstone Project Design   1  
      OTD 752Occupational Therapy Practice with Adult Neurological Conditions   3  
      OTD 753Occupational Therapy Practice with Adult Neurological
      Conditions Lab
      OTD 791Adult Case Application and Exam1
        TOTAL CREDITS   14  
    • Semester 6 - Summer

      Semester 6

        Fall Winter Summer
      OTD 760  Level II Fieldwork A     6
      OTD 835Occupational Therapy Service Management I (online)     2
        TOTAL CREDITS     8
    • Semester 7 - Fall

      Semester 7

        Fall Winter Summer
      OTD 761 Level II Fieldwork B 6    
      OTD 806Preparation for the Doctoral Experience and Finalization of the Capstone Project Plan (Hybrid) 1    
      OTD 891 Comprehensive Exam 1    
        TOTAL CREDITS 8    
    • Semester 8 - Winter

      Semester 8

      OTD 810 Doctoral Experience   8  

    • Total Credits for Degree

      99 credits

      Graduation requirements include successful completion of all didactic courses with a grade of “B” or better. Each student must complete three Level I fieldwork placements; failure of any level I placement results in an automatic dismissal from the program. Additionally, students must complete 24 weeks of Level II fieldwork as well as an individual 14-week capstone experience within 18 months following the completion of the didactic portion of the program. The doctoral capstone experience must be started after completion of all didactic coursework and Level II fieldwork as well as completion of preparatory activities defined in 2018 ACOTE OTD Standard D.1.3.


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