Occupational Therapy Curriculum

Occupational Therapy Individual Session
Rockhurst OT Vision

To promote the quality of health and well-being with all populations through active engagement in meaningful occupations. 

Rockhurst OT Mission

To empower learners to become competent, reflective leaders who utilize their unique gifts to optimize function and participation in occupational roles across the lifespan.

Rockhurst OT Values 

  • Critical and innovative thinking 
  • Ethical leadership  
  • Evidence-based process 
  • Personalized service for all members of society
  • Professional excellence  

Structure of OT Classes

Our two-year Master of Occupational Therapy curriculum includes day classes that meet Monday through Thursday with the opportunity for off-campus clinical and community experiences on Friday. View the curriculum below or course descriptions for the Master of Occupational Therapy degree.

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 Occupational Performance: Education, Health and Wellness (2)
  • OT 5270 Concepts in the Occupational Therapy Process (2)
  • OT 5300 Research II: Design & Analysis (3)
  • OT 5430 Psychosocial and Social Performance in Daily Life Occupations: Theory/Practice (4)
  • OT 5440 Occupational Intervention I: Psychological and Social 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 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 6901 Level I Fieldwork: Evaluation, Intervention, and Outcomes (0.5)
  • OT 6415 Medically-Based Pediatric Practice (2)
  • OT 6425 Community-Based Pediatric Practice (2)
  • OT 6435 Occupational Intervention III: Medically-Based Pediatric Evaluation and Treatment (1)
  • OT 6445 Occupational Intervention III: Community-Based Pediatrics Evaluation and Treatment (1)

Total Hours: 16

Year 2 – Spring

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

Total Hours: 10-15