Occupational Therapy Curriculum Design

Our Vision

To make a difference in the lives of our students and the academic and professional communities we serve through an educational experience that supports, challenges, and mentors learning, leadership, and service.

Our Mission

To empower our students to utilize their unique gifts to engage others in meaningful occupations within professional roles of practitioner, educator, entrepreneur, manager, advocate, and scholar

Curriculum Design

Our two-year Master of Occupational Therapy curriculum incorporates off-campus field work experiences with day classes that generally meet Monday through Thursday. View the curriculum below or course descriptions for the Master of Occupational Therapy degree.

Part-Time Options
Part-time options are available for students who want to work during the school year. For more information, please email at: mailto:occupational.therapy@rockhurst.edu

Year 1 - Summer

  • OT 5110 Medical Conditions l (1)
  • OT 5160 Health Through Occupation I (2)
  • OT 5170 Research I: Evidence Based Practice (2)
  • OT 5400 Gross Anatomy (3)
  • OT 5401 Gross Anatomy Lab (1)

Total Hours: 9

Year 1 - Fall

  • OT 5180 Education Health and Wellness in Occupational Therapy (2)
  • OT 5270 Concepts in the Occupational Therapy Process (2)
  • OT 5300 Research II: Design & Analysis (3)
  • OT 5430 Psychosocial Performance: Theory and Practice (4)
  • OT 5440 Occupational Intervention I: Psychosocial Performance (2)
  • OT 5450 Professional Development Seminar I: Transitions to Fieldwork (1)
  • OT 5451 Level I Fieldwork: Impact of a Disability (0.5)
  • OT 5600 Structural and Applied Kinesiology (3)

Total Hours: 17.5

Year 1 - Spring

  • OT 5460 Medical Conditions II (3)
  • OT 5550 Professional Development Seminar II: Transitions to the Community (1)
  • OT 5551 Level I Fieldwork: Evidence-Based Practice (0.5)
  • OT 5650 Movement Lab (1)
  • OT 5700 Research III: Proposal Development (1)
  • OT 5710 Research III: Proposal Development and Implementation Lab (0.5)
  • OT 5780 Occupations Across the Lifespan (3.5)
  • OT 5790 Health Through Occupation II (2)

Total Hours: 12.5

Year 2 - Summer

  • OT 6000 Neuroscience (4)
  • OT 6320 Neuromanagement: Theory and Practice (4)
  • OT 6350 Occupational Intervention II: Neuromanagement (2)

Total Hours: 10

Year 2 - Fall

  • OT 6410 Pediatrics and Developmental Disabilities (4)
  • OT 6420 Occupational Intervention III: Pediatrics and Developmental Disabilities (2)
  • OT 6510 Research IV: Synthesis & Dissemination (0.5)
  • OT 6560 Musculoskeletal Assessment and Intervention (4)
  • OT 6565 Occupational Intervention IV: Musculoskeletal (2)
  • OT 6900 Professional Development Seminar III: Transitions to the Profession (3)
  • OT 6401 Level I Fieldwork: Evaluation, Intervention, and Outcomes (0.5)

Total Hours: 16

Year 2 - Spring

  • OT 6970 Level II Fieldwork (5)
  • OT 6971 Level II Fieldwork (5)
  • OT 6972 Level II Fieldwork (4-4)

Total Hours: 10-15