Curriculum

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All students currently holding an entry-level MOT in occupational therapy will be required to take all courses in the OTD curriculum.

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.

Tracks
Each student designates 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:

  1. Children & Youth: Continuum of Participation
  2. Environmental Adaptations
  3. Adult Healthcare Continuum: Rehabilitation, Community & Wellness
Course Title Credits
OT 650 Application of Theory and Exploration of Occupation 3
OT 651 Systems 3
OT 652 Doctoral Seminar 2
OT 653 Policy & Ethics 2
OT 655 Professional Seminar (residency class) 4
Critical Inquiry of Scholarship
(courses must be completed in the order listed)
OT 654 Critical Inquiry of Scholarship I 3
OT 656 Critical Inquiry of Scholarship II 3
OT 680 Capstone I 3
OT 681 Capstone II 3
Tracks
OT 660 Innovations & Emerging Issues in Community-based Services/Children & Youth 3
OT 661 Innovations & Emerging Issues in Environmental Adaptations 3
OT 662 Innovations & Emerging Issues in the Adult Health Care Continuum 3
OT 670 Leadership in Program Development/Business 3
OT 672 Leadership in Practice 3


Residency requirement
All students are required to attend one summer course (OT 655 Professional Seminar, 4 credits) at Quinnipiac University for the duration of one week. Students are also required to attend the Symposium Day at the completion of the second year in order to present his/her final project.

Class Schedule
Classes begin in the fall. Program requires five semesters: two academic years and summer between.

Occupational Therapy Core
Course Title Credits
Fall Semester, First Year
OT 650 Application of Theory and Exploration of Occupation 3
OT 651 Systems 3
Spring Semester, First Year
OT 652 Doctoral Seminar 2
OT 653 Policy & Ethics 2
OT 654 Critical Inquiry of Scholarship I 3
Summer Session: 12-week courses
OT 655 Professional Seminar (Residency Seminar) 4
A portion of this course is taken at Quinnipiac University to fulfill the residency requirement.
OT 656 Critical Inquiry of Scholarship II 3
Second Year: Tracks
Fall Semester, Second Year
OT 660 Innovations and Emerging Issues in Community-based Services/Children & Youth
or OT 661 Innovations and Emerging Issues in Environmental Adaptations
or OT 662 Innovations and Emerging Issues in Adult Rehabilitation & Wellness 3
OT 680 Capstone I 3
Spring Semester, Second Year
OT 670 Leadership in Business
or OT 671 Leadership in Higher Education
or 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.

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