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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY • 78 CREDITS • MSOT

The Entry-Level Master of Science (MS) in Occupational Therapy is a post-baccalaureate entry-level practice degree intended for students who want to study to become occupational therapists. 
The curriculum sequence is intentional and complies with standards established by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education. Classroom education is provided by experienced educator-clinicians and is supported by on-campus practical activities and off-campus experiences in practice settings. The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at Davenport University provides education that knowledge-driven and prepares students for contemporary and emerging areas of practice.

The 78-credit Master of Science in Occupational Therapy is a full-time on-campus program offered at the W.A. Lettinga Campus. Students enter in the Fall Semester and progress through the curriculum as a cohort. The program is 28 months in length and is conducted over 7 consecutive semesters (including summers). 

Academic Prerequisite Requirements
All students admitted into the Davenport University Master of Science in Occupational Therapy are expected to have a baccalaureate degree and specific undergraduate preparation. Refer to the Preparation for Health Pre-Professional Program for academic prerequisites for the MSOT program. Prerequisite course requirements can be also be met through transfer courses that have similar content and academic rigor.

 

**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.
OCTH756 Management of Occupational Therapy Services 2 cr.
OCTH760 Access to Care I 2 cr.
OCTH766 Access to Care II 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.