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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 2013; other students should refer to their advisor for their curricula.


Overview of Occupational Therapy Practice

First Year

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


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

Second Year

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

Third Year

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


Fieldwork Level IIb

Fourth Year

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

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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