The curriculum consists of 32 credits broken down below.
If you will be entering the program with a bachelor’s degree, please learn more about curriculum requirements.
|Year One: Fall|
|OT 650||Application of Theory and Exploration of Occupation||3|
|Year One: Spring|
|OT 652||Doctoral Seminar||2|
|OT 653||Policy & Ethics||2|
|OT 654||Critical Inquiry of Scholarship I||3|
|Year One: Summer|
|OT 655||Professional Seminar (Residency Seminar)||4|
|OT 656||Critical Inquiry of Scholarship II||3|
|Year Two: Fall|
|(choose one: OT 660, OT 661 or OT 662)|
|OT 660||Innovations and Emerging Issues in Community-based Services/Children & Youth||3|
|OT 661||Innovations and Emerging Issues in Environmental Adaptations||3|
|OT 662||Innovations and Emerging Issues in Adult Rehabilitation & Wellness||3|
|OT 680||Capstone I||3|
|Year Two: Spring|
|(choose one: OT 670, OT 671 or OT 672)|
|OT 670||Leadership in Business||3|
|OT 671||Leadership in Higher Education||3|
|OT 672||Leadership in Practice||3|
|OT 681||Capstone II||3|
Residency requirements: All students will be required to attend one summer course (OT 655 Professional Seminar, 4 credits) at Quinnipiac University for the duration of one week. Students will also be required to attend the Symposium Day at the completion of the second year in order to present his/her final project.
Each student will designate a chosen track at the end of the first year of study. Tracks are designed to offer the students the ability to focus on a particular area of interest. The three tracks are designed to cover a variety of populations and settings, allowing the student latitude to focus study to a particular area within the track if desired. The tracks are as follows:
- Children & Youth: Continuum of Participation
- Environmental Adaptations
- Adult Healthcare Continuum: Rehabilitation, Community & Wellness
Required courses: students must take one innovations and emerging issues course, one leadership course, and two capstone courses.
- OT 660/661/662 Innovations and Emerging Issues (3cr)
- OT 670/671/672 Leadership (3cr)
- OT 680 Capstone I (3cr)
- OT 681 Capstone II (3cr)