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.

Course Title Credits
Professional Development/Agent of Change Courses
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
Professional Focus Courses
OT 660 Innovations & Emerging Issues in Community-based Services/Children & Youth 3
or OT 661 Innovations & Emerging Issues in Environmental Adaptations 3
or OT 662 Innovations & Emerging Issues in the Adult Health Care Continuum 3
OT 670 Leadership in Program Development/Business 3
or OT 671 Leadership in Higher Education 3
or 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.

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