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The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) is a post-baccalaureate entry-level practice degree intended for students who want to study to become occupational therapists. 
Occupational Therapy at Davenport University is a full-time on-campus graduate program offered at the W.A. Lettinga campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 
Entry into the program is competitive with a base enrollment of 24 students each year.  Students who are accepted into the program begin classes in the Fall Semester and move through the curriculum as a cohort.  The typical program is 28 months in length and is provided over seven consecutive terms.
The course sequence is intentional providing a logical progression of ideas across the curriculum.  Throughout the program, students not only move forward learning new concepts but also move upward strengthening their knowledge, skills, and abilities by building on prior didactic and practical experiences. 
The Occupational Therapy program at Davenport University prepares students for practice by providing solid foundational knowledge and exceptional practice-focused education.

All component co-requisites must be repeated if a failing grade is received in any one of them. The lecture and lab (L) components of each OCTH course must be successfully completed during the same semester. A grade of B- or better is required for successful completion for all OCTH courses.

**Which class should I take? When should I take it? Please click here for a recommended program sequence.

Foundations 14 cr.
OCTH601 MSOT Orientation Seminar 0 cr.
BIOL621 Functional Human Anatomy I 4 cr.
BIOL622 Functional Human Anatomy II 4 cr.
HCMG630 Health Care Organizations 3 cr.
HCMG730 Ethical and Legal Perspectives in Health Care 3 cr.
Core Courses 37 cr.
OCTH610 Principles of Human Occupation and Foundations of the Profession 3 cr.
OCTH616 Fundamentals and Scope of Occupational Therapy Practice 3 cr.
OCTH636 Analysis of Environment, Task, and Activity 2 cr.
OCTH636L Analysis of Environment, Task, and Activity Lab 1 cr.
OCTH652 Fundamentals of Development and Developmental Assessment 2 cr.
OCTH652L Fundamentals of Development and Developmental Assessment Lab 1 cr.
OCTH721 Occupational Therapy Process in Sensory-Motor Disruption 3 cr.
OCTH738 Occupational Therapy in Behavioral and Mental Health 3 cr.
OCTH751 Evaluation and Intervention of Upper Limb Injuries 3 cr.
OCTH751L Evaluation and Intervention of Upper Limb Injuries Lab 1 cr.
OCTH760 Access to Care I 2 cr.
OCTH766 Access to Care II 2 cr.
OCTH756 Management of Occupational Therapy Services 2 cr.
OCTH772 Equipment and Technological Interventions 2 cr.
OCTH778 Central Nervous System Injury and Disorders 3 cr.
OCTH778L Central Nervous System Injury and Disorders Lab 1 cr.
OCTH787 Issues in Aging: Changes in Activities and Occupations 3 cr.
Research 6 cr.
OCTH628 Fundamentals of Knowledge-Driven Practice 3 cr.
OCTH660 Research and Scholarship in Occupational Therapy 3 cr.
Clinical Fieldwork Experiences 17 cr.
OCTH715 Level I Fieldwork A: Occupational Therapy Process 3 cr.
OCTH745 Level I Fieldwork B: Behavioral and Mental Health 1 cr.
OCTH785 Level I Fieldwork C: Neurological Conditions 1 cr.
OCTH795A Level IIA Fieldwork: Guided Practice 6 cr.
OCTH795B Level IIB Fieldwork: Transitions to Independence 6 cr.
Capstone 4 cr.
OCTH789 Emerging Areas of Practice: Program Development and Assessment 3 cr.
OCTH799 Entering the Profession 1 cr.