Entry-Level Master's Degree Roadmap

MS in Occupational Therapy

Note:  All courses are three units unless otherwise indicated

 

Year One

Fall

Spring

OCTH 211: Historical and Theoretical Foundations
of Occupational Therapy
OCTH 245: Introduction to Research Methodology
OCTH 221: Occupational Analysis OCTH 216: Evaluation in Occupational Therapy
OCTH 212: Occupation Through the
Lifespan
OCTH 224: Occupational Therapy Practice
in the Community I
OCTH 213: Professional Development I OCTH 222: Functional Kinesiology
                 OR
OCTH 206: Seminar and Practicum IA
OCTH 222: Functional Kinesiology
                  OR
OCTH 206: Seminar and Practicum IA
OCTH 226: Occupational Therapy with Children

 

Year Two

Fall

Spring

OCTH 275: Evidence-Based Practice in Occupational Therapy OCTH 295: Master’s Project Capstone Course
OCTH 233: Professional Development II OCTH 256: Occupational Therapy with Middle Aged Adults
OCTH 236: Occupational Therapy with
Youth
OCTH 266: Occupational Therapy with
Older Adults
OCTH 246: Occupational Therapy with
Young Adults
OCTH 276: Seminar and Practicum IB
(4 units)
                  OR
OCTH 234: Occupational Therapy Practice
in the Community II
OCTH 276: Seminar and Practicum IB
(4 units)
                  OR
OCTH 234: Occupational Therapy Practice
in the Community II
OCTH 210 Seminar for Occupational Therapists

 

*International Experience*
For students entering the Master’s degree program in occupational therapy as of Fall 2015, the occupational therapy department is initiating an international experience requirement. The overall goal for the international experience is to gain cross-cultural and cross-national insight into the political, social, cultural and economic factors that influence the provision of occupational therapy services outside of the U.S. and define the role of occupational therapy within the system of care. Social and occupational justice issues are explored, and the role of the student as a global citizen is emphasized. Several types of international experiences are available, including faculty-led study abroad programs and service trips that can be completed during Winter or Summer sessions. Many of the experiences include opportunities to engage with local people in the provision of occupational therapy services. Most of the experiences are interdisciplinary, allowing students to work and study with students and providers from a variety of healthcare professions. Time abroad typically ranges from one to three weeks with assignments completed prior to the trip and after returning. Students register for 1-6 units of coursework for the international experience. These courses fulfill requirements for the degree.

Following completion of the academic curriculum, students complete two 12-week, 40 hour per week fieldwork placements (OCTH 201A and OCTH 201B—each 6 units).