Professional Two-Tiered MS/OTD

Two-Tiered MS/OTD Curriculum and Requirements

The two-tiered degree program prepares graduates to become registered occupational therapists and advance their applied knowledge of the profession, and supports their efforts in fostering excellence in practice.

Graduation requirements for the two-tiered program:

1. Graduate students enrolled in this program must maintain a GPA of 3.0 in the 90 credit program.
2. A GPA of 3.0 is required before Fieldwork II placement can be initiated.
4. A GPA of at least 3.0 is required to graduate from this program. 

Two-Tiered Professional MS in Occupational Therapy and OTD Doctor in Occupational Therapy (MS/OTD) Curriculum: 90 Units, or Credits
1st Year Fall (15 units)
Curriculum Requirements
Course #Course NameUnits

OT-GE 2000

New Student Seminar

0 units

OT-GE 2002

Human Anatomy (lec.)

3

OT-GE 2010

Neuroscience

3

OT-GE 2701

Foundations of Occupational Therapy

3

OT-GE 2707

Activity Group Process

3

OT-GE 2709

Performance & Development Across the Lifespan

3

1st Year Intercession Spring
Curriculum

 

(Possibility for elective)

 

1st Year Spring (16 units)
Curriculum
Course #Course NameUnits

OT-GE 2003

Human Anatomy (lab)

1

OT-GE 2030

Theoretical Bases for the Scope of Practice

3

OT-GE 2035

Analysis of Human Activity and Occupational Performance I

2

OT-GE 2039

Medical and Psychiatric Conditions

3

OT-GE 2040

Professional Issues I

0

OT-GE 2710

Kinesiology

2

OT-GE 2750

Health Advocacy & Administration

3

1st Year Summer (6-9 units)
Curriculum
Course #Course NameUnits

OT-GE 2764

Ethics and Analytical Reasoning

3

OT-GE 3310

Professional Portfolio

3

 

(Possibility for elective. Recommended option for students who receive financial aid)

 

2nd Year Fall (16 units)
Curriculum
Course #Course NameUnits

OT-GE 2025

Research Methods in Occupational Therapy

3

OT-GE 2721

Fieldwork I in Occupational Therapy

1

OT-GE 2741

Orthopedic Evaluation & Intervention

3

OT-GE 2743

Neurological Evaluation & Intervention

3

OT-GE 2745

Mental Health Evaluation & Intervention

3

OT-GE 2748

Pediatric Evaluation & Intervention

3

OT-GE 3310 

Professional Portfolio

0

2nd Year Intercession Spring (3 units)
Curriculum

 

(Possibility for elective)

 

2nd Year Spring (16 units)
Curriculum
Course #Course NameUnits

OT-GE 2041

Professional Issues II

0

OT-GE 2722

Fieldwork I in Occupational Therapy

1

OT-GE 2725

Research Interpretation of Occupational Therapy

3

OT-GE 2736

Analysis of Human Activity and Occupational Performance II

2

OT-GE 2742

Rehabilitation Evaluation & Intervention

3

OT-GE 2744

Cognitive Evaluation & Intervention

3

OT-GE 2749

Geriatric Evaluation & Intervention

3

OT-GE 3301

Evidenced-Based Practice

3

OT-GE 3310 

Professional Portfolio

0

2nd Year Summer (3 units)
Curriculum
Course #Course NameUnits

OT-GE 2703

Fieldwork II in Occupational Therapy

3

3rd Year Fall (6 units)
Curriculum
Course #Course NameUnits

OT-GE 2703

Fieldwork II in Occupational Therapy

3

OT-GE 2762

Theoretical Foundations for Intervention

3

OT-GE 3310 

Professional Portfolio

0

3rd Year Spring (6-9 units)
Curriculum
Course #Course NameUnits

OT-GE 2763

Developing a Guideline for Intervention

3

OT-GE 3310 

Professional Portfolio

0

OT-GE 3306

Advanced Assessment for the Practicing Therapist

3

 

(Possibility for elective)

 

*Students must take two 3 credit elective courses total
**Students must take one of the electives before the start of fieldwork II
*** Second elective can be taken anytime during the program in consultation with their adviser, but course load cannot exceed 20 credits per semester
****Bolded courses represent OTD courses.