Occupational Therapy Curriculum

Occupational Therapy Student and Patient

MOT Curriculum

Masters of Occupational Therapy Curriculum 

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: 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 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

OTD Curriculum

Doctor of Occupational Therapy Curriculum 

The 93-97 credit program consists of five consecutive semesters of coursework on campus, six months of clinical fieldwork completed offsite, and three months of doctoral capstone experience in the community. The program boasts theory, research, numerous service-learning and clinical experiences, entry-level and advanced practice skills, and leadership development. The 2.5 year fast-track curriculum is designed to maximize your time in the program.

Click here for the course catalog page.
 
Year One Summer (11 credit hours)
OTD 6100 Introduction to Occupations (2 credits)  
OTD 6105 Introduction to Occupations Lab (1 credit) 
OTD 6110 Health Conditions (3 credits)*
OTD 6120 Human Anatomy for Occupational Therapy (2 credits)    
OTD 6125 Human Anatomy for Occupational Therapy Lab (1 credit)  
OTD 6130 Research I: Evidence-Based Practice (2 credits)
 
Year One Fall (16.5 credit hours)
OTD 6200 Instructional Design (1 credit)#
OTD 6210 Biomechanics and Human Movement (3 credits)              
OTD 6225 Foundational Skills Lab I (2 credits)                                 
OTD 6230 Psychosocial Theory and Performance (4 credits)  
OTD 6235 Psychosocial Performance Lab (2 credits)  
OTD 6240 Research II: Process and Design (3 credits)  
OTD 6245 Research II: Process and Design Lab (.5 credit)  
OTD 6250 Fieldwork and Professional Development I (1 credit)#
 
Year One Spring (17.5 credit hours)                       
OTD 6300 Management in Occupational Therapy (2 credits)#
OTD 6310 Leadership in Occupational Therapy (2 credits)#
OTD 6325 Foundational Skills Lab II (2 credits)                                  
OTD 6335 Occupational Problem-Based Learning Lab (2 credits) 
OTD 6340 Occupational Performance: Birth Through Adolescence (2 credits)#
OTD 6350 Occupational Performance: Adulthood & Geriatrics (2 credits)#                                                                                      
OTD 6365 Occupational Performance Lab (1 credit) 
OTD 6370 Research III: Analysis & Dissemination (3 credits)            
OTD 6375 Research III: Analysis & Dissemination Lab (.5 credit)   
OTD 6380 Fieldwork and Professional Development II (1 credit) 
 
Year Two Summer (12 credit hours)
OTD 7410 Neurorehabilitation Theory and Performance (4 credits)
OTD 7415 Neurorehabilitation Performance Lab (2 credits)  
OTD 7420 Functional Neuroscience (4 credits)
OTD 7450 Access and Technology (2 credits)
 
Year Two Fall (16 credit hours)
OTD 7510 Musculoskeletal Theory and Performance (4 credits)
OTD 7515 Musculoskeletal Performance Lab (2 credits) 
OTD 7520 Children & Youth in Health Systems (2 credits)#
OTD 7525 Pediatric Performance in the Clinic Lab (1 credit)#
OTD 7530 Children & Youth in the Community (2 credits)#
OTD 7535 Pediatric Performance in the Community Lab (1 credit)#
OTD 7610 Fieldwork and Professional Development III (1 credit)#
OTD 8500 Capstone Seminar I: Exploration (2 credits)#
OTD 8510 Capstone Seminar II: Preparation (1 credit)#
 
Year Two Spring (10 credit hours)
OTD 8000 Level IIA Fieldwork (5 credits)
OTD 8050 Level IIB Fieldwork (5 credits)
 
Year Three Summer (6 credit hours)
OTD 8525 Capstone Experience A (5 credits)
OTD 8540 Capstone Seminar III: Process (1 credit)*
 
Year Three Fall 4-8 credit hours)
OTD 8535 Capstone B Experience (3 credits)
OTD 8550 Capstone Seminar IV: Product and Presentation (1 credit)*
OTD 9000 Special Topics (Optional elective; 1-4 credits)
 
* Denotes 100% online course class
 
# Denotes 8- week course
 
OTD Technology requirements: Students will complete a total of 3 courses (5 credit hours) through distance education. All students will need a computer with the capability of accessing the University’s wireless Internet while they are enrolled in the program. The computer may be a Windows or Mac based system. The computer must be running a more recent operating system (i.e. Windows 10 and above or Mac 10.14 or above) and updated browser (i.e. Chrome or Firefox). The computer should have appropriate applications for word processing and presentation development (e.g. Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint). Students are encouraged to download Office 365 using their Rockhurst email. Students must be able to access Rockhurst University’s Learning Management System (Canvas) for all courses in the curriculum. The latest version of Adobe Reader is also helpful for downloading and viewing research articles and course readings.