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DrOT Program with an Earned Bachelor's Degree Curriculum

The following is a typical curriculum for graduate occupational therapy students entering University of the Sciences in Summer 2014; other students should refer to their advisor for their curricula.


Overview of Occupational Therapy Practice

First Year

Human Development and Performance (Lab)
Movement Analysis (Lab)
Introduction to Clinical Skills (Lab)
Clinical Medicine
Theories of Occupational Therapy
Fieldwork Level Ia: Application of Clinical Skills
Human Occupation: Concepts and Practice (Lab)
Evaluation and Assessment in Occupational Therapy (Lab)
Clinical Application of Teaching and Learning (Lab)
Fieldwork Level Ib: Community Service Learning
Therapeutics Groups (Lab)
Introduction to Applied Research Methods


O.T. Interventions I: Contextual Approaches (Lab)
Fieldwork Level Ic: Community Living Client

Second Year

O.T. Interventions II: Developmental Issues (Lab)
Clinical Leadership, Management and Supervision
O.T. Interventions III: Psychosocial Issues (Lab)
Applied Research II
Occupational Therapy: Past, Present, and Future
Fieldwork Level Id: Clinical Fieldwork I
Enhancing Cultural Competence
O.T. Interventions IV: Cognitive Issues (Lab)
O.T. Interventions V: Rehabilitation Approaches (Lab)
Evidence-Based Practice
O.T. Interventions VI: Assistive Technology (Lab)
Fieldwork Level Ie: Clinical Fieldwork II

Third Year

Case-Based Reasoning
Applied Research III
Family- and Client-Centered Care
Community-Based Occupational Therapy
OT Leadership: Managing Change
Clinical Reasoning and Professional Development
Fieldwork Level IIa


Fieldwork Level IIb

Fourth Year

Advanced Seminar and Comprehensive Examination
Fieldwork Level If: Program Development
Research Independent Study
Independent Project in OT
Advanced Concepts in Community-Based OT (capstone)
Advanced Concepts of Leadership (capstone)
Doctoral Experiential Component

Additional courses may be required as part of the program.

For detailed course descriptions and other information about the occupational therapy curriculum, see the University catalog.

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