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Occupational Therapy  

College of Health and Human Services                    

Division of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science

Program admitted final Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy class in spring 2004.

Master of Science

Faculty

Claudia G. Peyton, Program Coordinator

Esther Martin, Fieldwork Coordinator

Jackie DeVries, John Fisher, Keri Garcia, Dana Granado, Mary Grove, Marilyn Noriega, Pat Nagashi, Terry Peralta, Shawn Phipps, Fang Sun, Susana Wyatt

Program Office

WH A-330  (310) 243-2726

Faculty Offices and Activity Centers: 

WH A-320F, WH A-320H

Student Services Center - Advising:

WH A-300, (310) 243-2120 or (800) 844-5484

 

Program Description

Graduate studies in Occupational Therapy prepare students for a professional career focused on helping people achieve skills and utilize resources to live independent and meaningful lives. The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree is offered in consecutive trimesters and requires completion of a minimum of 78 credit hours of course work and successful completion of 6 months of fieldwork (18 credits).  Students enrolled in the MSOT degree program must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above. Graduates of the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) degree program will be eligible to sit for the NBCOT examination to become a practicing occupational therapist. Once a successful examination score has been achieved the graduate will be qualified to apply to practice in the state of residence.

 

The Profession Of Occupational Therapy

The practice of occupational therapy means the therapeutic use of everyday life activities (occupations) with individuals or groups for the purpose of participation in roles and situations in home, school, workplace, community and other settings. Occupational therapy services are provided to those who have or are at risk of developing an illness, injury, disease, disorder, condition, impairment, disability, activity limitation, or other participation restriction. Occupational therapy addresses the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory and other related aspects of performance in a variety of contexts to support engagement in everyday life activities that affect health, wellbeing, and quality of life (AOTA, 2004).

 

Academic Advisement

Interested students should contact the College of Health and Human Services Student Services Center at sohadvising@csudh.edu or call 1-800-344-5484 x2120 for program specific information, application packet and additional information.

 

Accreditation

The Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, P.O. Box 31220, Bethesda, MD, 20824-1220. The AOTA telephone number is: (301) 652 AOTA.

Certification:  Graduates of the MSOT Program are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for occupational therapists administered by the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this examination, the graduate will be an Occupational Therapist Registered (OTR).

Licensure:  Graduates wishing to practice in the state of California must apply for a state license to practice. State license is based on successful completion of the NBCOT Certification Examination.

Credentialing Requirements: A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) or to attain state licensure.  NBCOT’s certification examination application contains character review questions that must be answered by all exam candidates applying for the certification examination. Applicants who answer “yes” to any of these questions must submit an explanation and official documentation regarding their background to NBCOT’s Regulatory Affairs Department at the time of application to take the examination. This information will be reviewed by the NBCOT on an individual basis prior to determining exam eligibility.

Also, an individual who is considering entering an educational program or has already entered an educational program can have his or her background reviewed prior to actually applying for the exam by requesting an early determination review. The fee for this review is $100. If you have additional questions or would like additional information, you may contact the Credentialing Services at NBCOT, located at 800 S. Frederick Avenue, Suite 200, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877; (301) 990-7979. Contact character.review@nbcot.org .

 

Admission to the Major in Occupational Therapy

Applicants must submit two separate applications to the MSOT Program and to CSU Dominguez Hills. Applications to the program are accepted one time each year.  Students planning to seek admission to the program should submit a complete application packet including all supporting materials to the OT office no later than September 15 preceding a spring semester admission to the program. Applications received after September 15 will be considered if class space is available.

Completed applications and supporting documents should be mailed to:

College of Health and Human Services

Division of Health Science

Occupational Therapy Program

Welch Hall A 330

CSU Dominguez Hills

1000 East Victoria Street

Carson, CA 90747

Applications for admission to CSU Dominguez Hills may be obtained on-line at www.csumentor.edu. or through Outreach and Information Services located on the second floor of Welch Hall.

 

Admission Requirements

1.   A completed and awarded Bachelor of Arts or Sciences degree from an accredited college or university. Degree must be completed at the time of admission to the program and may be in progress during the application process.

2.   Completion of the following pre-requisites:

   Anatomy with laboratory (3 Credits)

   Physiology with laboratory (3 Credits)

   Developmental Psychology (3 Credits)

   Abnormal Personality (3 Credits)

   Statistics (3 Credits)            

3.   A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in bachelor’s degree and pre-requisite coursework.         

4.   Completion of 80 hours of documented volunteer experience under the supervision of a registered occupational therapist.  

5.   Three letters of recommendation: one letter from the occupational therapist supervising volunteer hours and two from professionals that can attest to student's ability to complete graduate coursework.

6.   A minimum Miller Analogy Score of 50 or higher or AND a  minimum GWE score of 8

      OR

      A minimum cumulative Verbal and Quantitative GRE Scores of 800 and a minimum Analytic Writing score of 4.

   Note GRE or MAT scores must be within the last five years.

7.   Completed applications to the CSUDH Graduate School and the Occupational Therapy Program.

8.   Complete a personal interview with members of the Occupational Therapy Program Admissions Committee.

9.   If accepted complete the CSUDH medical history questionnaire and physical examination, provide proof of required immunizations, and provide evidence of Live Scan Fingerprinting and Criminal Background Check.

 

Transportation

Students will be responsible for transportation and housing during Fieldwork Levels I and II and may be required to attend Fieldwork II experience in neighboring states.

 

Uniforms

Uniforms or laboratory coats are required in some fieldwork settings.  Purchase of a lab coat and school patch are the responsibility of the student.

Health Insurance/Immunizations

Student must have evidence of health insurance and a record of current and past immunizations at the time of admission into the program.

 

Fingerprinting and Background Check

Students will be required to complete and submit a Live Scan Fingerprint and criminal background check as preparation for Fieldwork Levels I and II. Many centers hosting Fieldwork students serve vulnerable populations that by law require the background check of all service providers and student affiliates. The results of the Live Scan will be held in strict confidence in compliance with HIPPA guidelines.

Physical Examination

Students admitted to the program will be required to supply evidence of a completed physical examination and immunization records. Physical exams can be completed by the family physician or Student Health Center if the student is a member of the student health program. A form will be provided at the time of admission into the program.

 

Program Objectives for Occupational Therapy

The objectives of the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Program are to prepare therapists that:

1.   Demonstrate entry-level knowledge of the basic and clinical sciences and skills essential to practice of occupational therapy;

2.   Use knowledge of how humans construct meaning and seek adaptation through occupation across the lifespan;

3.   Demonstrate mastery of entry-level professional clinical skills, specific to all areas identified in the Frameworks for Occupational Therapy Practice.

4.   Serve the needs of diverse and underserved populations with demonstrated sensitivity to psychosocial identity and cultural and ethnic heritage;

5.   Implement occupational therapy services that maintain health and wellness and remediate dysfunction;

6.   Apply principles and constructs of ethics to individual, institutional and societal problems and demonstrate competence in developing appropriate resolutions to these problems;

7.   Identify researchable problems, advocate for and participate in research, and incorporate findings into clinical practice;

8.   Provide scholarly contributions to the knowledge base of the profession through written and oral communication;

9.   Relate theory with practice and use research evidence to think critically about or adapt new and existing practice environments based on population needs and research evidence;

10. Participate in advocacy and educational roles with patients and their families, students, and others in community and clinical settings; 

11. Serve as practitioners and leaders who can influence practice, education, and policy development; 

12. Assume leadership roles at the local, state, national and international levels in occupational therapy and in health professions.

13. Achieve success in Fieldwork settings, the national board examination and become licensed to practice occupational therapy.

 

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Total Course Requirements for the Master's Degree (96 units)

   Completion of a BS or BA in another field of study.

   Completion of specific prerequisites for admission to the program

   Completion of the following didactic and clinical courses in the sequence offered:

The proposed entry level Master of Science in Occupational is comprised of 96 units of entry-level professional didactic and clinical coursework offered in a Trimester format including 10 week Summers Sessions. Courses are listed by course number and title as a sequence of seven consecutive semesters, five didactic and two full-time clinical internships.

A.  Semester One (16 units)

OTR 500.      Person, Environment, Occupation Interactions (2)

OTR 502.      History of Occupation (2)

OTR 504.      Activities Across the Lifespan (3)

OTR 506.      Interactive Reasoning and Group Leadership (3)

OTR 508.      Professional Development Seminar I - Portfolio (1)

OTR 510.      Introduction to Frameworks for Occupational Therapy Practice (2)

OTR 512.      Human Anatomy (3)

B.  Semester Two (17 units)

OTR 515.      Occupation Across the Lifespan I - Adolescents (3)

OTR 517.      Occupation-Based Assessments I - Adolescents (1)

OTR 519.      Occupation -Based Interventions I - Adolescents (2)

OTR 521.      Conditions Affecting Health I - Adolescents (2)

OTR 523.      Case Seminar I - Adolescents (2)

OTR 525.      OT Research I - Introduction to Qualitative Research (2)

OTR 527.      Foundations for Kinesiology for Occupational Therapists (4)

OTR 529.      Level I Fieldwork - Adolescents (1)

C.  Semester Three (16 units)

OTR 535.      Occupations Across the Lifespan II - Pediatrics (3)

OTR 537.      Occupation-Based Assessments II - Pediatrics (1)

OTR 539.      Occupation-Based Interventions II - Pediatrics (2)

OTR 541.      Conditions Affecting Health II - Pediatrics (2)

OTR 543.      Case Seminar II - Pediatrics (1)

OTR 547.      Neurological Foundations of Occupation (5)

OTR 550.      Level I Fieldwork - Pediatrics (1)

OTR 552.      Professional Development Seminar II - Portfolio (1)

D.  Semester Four (15 units)

OTR 553.      Professional Development Seminar III - Portfolio (1)

OTR 555.      Occupations Across the Lifespan III - Adults (3)

OTR 557.      Occupation-Based Assessments III - Adults (1)

OTR 559.      Occupation-Based Interventions III - Adults (2)

OTR 561.      Conditions Affecting Health III - Adults (2)

OTR 563.      Case Seminar III - Adults (1)

OTR 567.      Administration and Management in Occupational Therapy (2)

OTR 569.      Applications of Adaptive and Assistive Technology in Occupational Therapy (2)

OTR 571.      Level I Fieldwork - Adults (1)

E.   Semester Five (14 units)

OTR 554.      Professional Development Seminar IV - Portfolio (1)

OTR 545.      Occupational Therapy Research II - Evidence Based Practice (3)

OTR 575.      Occupation Across the Lifespan IV - Geriatrics (3)

OTR 577.      Occupation Based Assessments IV - Geriatrics (1)

OTR 579.      Occupation Based Interventions IV - Geriatrics (2)

OTR 583.      Case Seminar IV - Geriatrics (1)

OTR 591.      Level I Fieldwork - Geriatrics (1)

F.   Semester Six (9 units)

OTR 592.      Fieldwork II A (9)

G. Semester Seven (9 units)

OTR 593.      Fieldwork II B (9)

H. Comprehensive Exam

 

Course Offerings

The credit value for each course in semester units is indicated for each term by a number in parentheses following the title.  For course availability, please see the list of tentative course offerings in the current Class Schedule.

NOTE: Prerequisite for continuing enrollment in OTR courses is forty documented hours of volunteer or paid work experience in the health care field, subject to the approval of the Department Chair.

Course descriptions for HSC courses can be found in the Health Sciences section of this catalog.

 

Lower Division

OTR 101   Introduction to Occupational Therapy (3).

Examination of occupational therapy’s foundations, historical and philosophical approaches.  Review of current practices, their origins and trends.  Professional ethics, qualifications, certification, rights and responsibilities.

OTR 194   Independent Study in Occupational Therapy (1-3).

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Program Director.

In-depth study of a topic in occupational therapy under the supervision of an occupational therapy faculty member.  Requires a directed study contract. Repeatable course.

OTR 195   Special Topics in Occupational Therapy (1-3).

An examination of a specific topic and/or subject area in Occupational Therapy.  Repeatable for credit.  Topic will be announced in the Class Schedule.  One to three hours of lecture per week.

OTR 205   Occupational Therapy Activities Across the Life Span (3).

Prerequisite:  OTR 101.

Introduction to activities across the lifespan.  Emphasis on task analysis and age appropriateness.  Activities that use toys, games, computers, creative tasks and activities of daily living, leisure, etc. explored for use in occupational therapy.  Two hours of lecture and two hours of activity per week.

OTR 206   Human Growth and Development (3).

Prerequisite:  OTR 101.

Exploration of the stages of development from birth through geriatrics, including biological, psychological, cognitive, and social aspects.  Emphasis on analysis of occupational of performance areas and their relationship to the health-illness continuum.  Two hours of lecture and two hours of activity per week. 

OTR 295   Special Topics in Occupational Therapy (3).

An examination of a specific topic and/or subject area in Occupational Therapy.  Repeatable for credit. Topic will be announced in the Class Schedule.  One hour of lecture and four hours of activity per week.

Upper Division

NOTE: Prerequisite for enrollment in professional upper division OTR courses is completion of all lower division course work.

Requirements for Enrolling in Upper Division Courses

1.  Students must apply to the Major in Occupation Therapy.  Only those who have completed all prerequisites, including General Education; Statutory; and the GWAR are eligible to apply.

2.  Because there are fewer positions available than qualified applicants, the program is impacted.  Only a limited number of qualified students may be admitted to the major in occupational therapy.  Admission is competitive and applicants are selected using the "Supplemental Admission Criteria."

OTR 301   Individual and Group Therapeutic Skills (2).

Life tasks and activity related to occupational therapy practice. Development of entry-level competencies in group and individual therapeutic skills. Student reports and projects. One hour of lecture and two hours of activity per week.

OTR 314   Conditions of Human Dysfunction I (3).

Prerequisite:  OTR 317, PED 301, and PSY 363.

Major medical entities, such as, degenerative, genetic, traumatic, organic, emotional and behavioral disorders and social conditions which affect occupational performance.  Covers neurological, skeletal, sensory and contextually relevant issues from birth to adolescence.  Two hours of lecture and two hours of activity per week.

OTR 317   Neuroanatomy and Physiology for OT (3).

Gross and microscopic structure and function of the human nervous system. Introduction to experimental and clinical techniques. Two hours of lecture, three hours of laboratory.

OTR 319   Problems and Issues Related to Pediatrics and Adolescents I (3) .

Prerequisite:  OTR 301, OTR 314, OTR 317, PED 301.

Commonly observed occupational performance dysfunctions secondary to medical, biophysical and psychosocial conditions in children, ages 0-12 years old.  Conceptual models, evaluation, treatment planning, intervention, reassessment, termination of intervention, and documentation.  Two hours of lecture and two hours of activity per week.

OTR 320   Problems and Issues Related to Pediatrics and Adolescents II (3).

Prerequisites:  OTR 319.

Commonly observed occupational performance dysfunctions secondary to medical, biophysical and psychosocial conditions in children, ages 13-21 years old.  Conceptual models, evaluation, treatment planning, intervention, reassessment, termination of intervention, and documentation.  Two hours of lecture and two hours of activity
per week.

OTR 395   Special Topics in Occupational Therapy (1-3).

An examination of a specific topic and/or subject area in Occupational Therapy.  Repeatable for credit.  Topic will be announced in the Class Schedule. 
One to three hours of lecture per week.

OTR 414   Conditions of Human Dysfunction II (3).

Prerequisites:  OTR 314.

Major medical entities, such as, degenerative, trauma, organic mental disorders, and social conditions which affect occupational performance.  Neurological, musculo-skeletal, cognitive, sensory and contextually relevant issues from adulthood through geriatrics. Two hours of lecture and two hours of activity per week.

OTR 422   Problems and Issues Related to Adults and Geriatrics I (3).

Prerequisite:  OTR 301, OTR 317, OTR 414, PED 301, PSY 363.

Commonly observed occupational performance dysfunctions secondary to medical biophysical and psychosocial conditions in geriatrics.  Conceptual models, evaluation, treatment planning, intervention, reassessment, termination of intervention, and documentation. Two hours of lecture and two hours of activity per week.

OTR 424   Problems and Issues Related to Adults and Geriatrics II (3).

Prerequisite:  OTR 422.

Commonly observed occupational performance dysfunctions secondary to medical biophysical and psychosocial conditions in geriatrics.  Conceptual models, evaluation, treatment planning, intervention, reassessment, termination of intervention, and documentation.  Two hours of lecture and two hours of activity per week.

OTR 430   Fieldwork I:  Practicum and Seminar I (3).

Prerequisites:  OTR 301, OTR 314, OTR 317, PSY 363.

Basic occupational therapy principles and practices with emphasis on recognition and evaluation of human conditions of wellness, prevention and disorder in children and adolescents.  Issues and problems encountered in the practicum.  One hour seminar, 80 hours of Fieldwork I.

OTR 432   Fieldwork I:  Practicum and Seminar II (3).

Prerequisites:  OTR 301, OTR 317, OTR 414, PSY 363.

Basic occupational therapy principles and practices with emphasis on recognition and evaluation of human conditions of wellness, prevention and disorder in adults and geriatrics.  Issues and problems encountered in the practicum.  One hour seminar, 80 hours of Fieldwork I.

OTR 461   Applied Occupational Therapy Research (1).

Prerequisites:  HSC 492 and OTR 498

Preparation for and completion of an oral and/or written presentation of completed research projects at a state occupational therapy conference or campus event or for publication.

OTR 462   Management of Occupational Therapy Services (3).

Prerequisites:  OTR 440 required; completion of OTR 300 level courses or concurrent enrollment.

Application of principles including: planning, organizing, staffing, coordinating or directing and controlling; environmental and policy issues impacting the provision of occupational therapy services; information competence; use of technology in service delivery. 

OTR 480   Field Work Level Two I (4).

Prerequisite:  Completion of upper division requirements listed under “D”.  CR/NC grading only.

Supervised fieldwork at one approved clinical site.  Minimum of 470 hour block.

OTR 482   Field Work Level Two II (4).

Prerequisite:  OTR 480.

Supervised fieldwork at one approved clinical site.  Minimum of 470 hour block.  CR/NC grading only.

OTR 497   Directed Study in Occupational Therapy (1-3).

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Program Director.

Project study. Selected topic of student interest in occupational therapy. Requires directed study contract. Repeatable course.

OTR 498   Directed Research (3).

Prerequisite: HSC 492.

Conduct a significant research project under faculty supervision; IRB proposal and approval; data collection and analysis with application to occupational therapy practice; written research report.

Graduate

OTR 500   Person, Environment, Occupation Interaction (2).

Co-requisites:  OTR 502, OTR 504, OTR 506, OTR 508, OTR 510, and OTR 512.

Emphasizes the importance of occupational engagement to health and the relationship that exists between individuals, occupations and environments.  Students will be challenged to explore the person-environment-occupation model centered on persons and the occupations they fulfill within their everyday environment.

OTR 502   History of Occupation (2).

Co-requisites:  OTR 500, OTR 504, OTR 506, OTR 508, OTR 510, and OTR 512.

A historical survey of the development of the profession and the study of the occupational nature of human beings.  Review of how leaders of the profession have articulated occupation and the therapeutic applications across time.

OTR 504  Activities Across the Lifespan (2).

Co-requisites:  OTR 500, OTR 502, OTR 506, OTR 508, OTR 510, and OTR 512.

Introduction to how activities used as meaningful occupations can be used as therapeutic interventions.  Individual and group experience with media and how to identify, analyze and adapt activities for their potential as treatment modalities is emphasized.

OTR 506  Interactive Reasoning and Group Leadership (3).

Co-requisites:  OTR 500, OTR 502, OTR 504, OTR 508, OTR 510, and OTR 512.

Introduction to the historical, theoretical underpinnings and application of group work to populations spanning the lifespan.

OTR 508   Professional Development Seminar I - Portfolio (1).

Co-requisites:  OTR 500, OTR 502, OTR 504, OTR 506, OTR 510, and OTR 512.

Introduces process of professional portfolio development; orients students to the steps toward portfolio completion; introduces critical thinking and reflective learning methods; provides students with experiences in self-directed learning; reviews the development of a research proposal in planning research.

OTR 510   Introduction to Frameworks for Occupational Therapy Practice (3).

Co-requisites:  OTR 500, OTR 502, OTR 504, OTR 506, OTR 508, OTR 512

Introduction to fundamental theoretical concepts of occupational therapy practice; philosophy; terminology; professional roles delineation; ethics; scope and models of practice.

OTR 512  Human Anatomy (3).

Co-requisites:  OTR 500, OTR 502, OTR 504, OTR 506, OTR 508, OTR 510

Advanced study of human body by means of review of Web based materials specific to dissection and identification of select specimens and structures of the body.

OTR 515  Occupation Across the Lifespan I - Adolescence (2).

Prerequisites:  OTR 500, OTR 502, OTR 504, OTR 506, OTR 508, OTR 510, OTR 512 Co-requisites:  OTR 517, OTR 519, OTR 521, OTR 523, OTR 525, OTR 527, OTR 529, and OTR 530.

Explores development of activity patterns associated with adolescent occupational choice, roles, routines, habit formation and attributed meaning.  Focus is on adolescent development and life transition.

OTR 517  Occupational Assessment I - Adolescents (1).

Prerequisites:  OTR 500, OTR 502, OTR 504, OTR 506, OTR 508, OTR 510, and OTR 512. Co-requisites:  OTR 515, OTR 519, OTR 521, OTR 523, OTR 525, OTR 527, OTR 529, and OTR 530.

Introduction to occupational therapy assessments used in the evaluation process with adolescent populations.  Students will have experiences in administration, scoring of standardized and non-standardized assessments and interpretation of data.

OTR 519  Occupation Based Intervention I - Adolescents (2).

Prerequisites:  OTR 500, OTR 502, OTR 504, OTR 506, OTR 508, OTR 510, OTR 512 Co-requisites:  OTR 515, OTR 517, OTR 521, OTR 523, OTR 525, OTR 527, OTR 529, OTR 530

Introduction to the occupational therapy interventions most commonly utilized in treatment settings specific to adolescent populations.

OTR 521 Conditions Affecting Health I - Adolescents (2).

Prerequisites:  OTR 500, OTR 502, OTR 504, OTR 506, OTR 508, OTR 510, OTR 512 Co-requisites:  OTR 515, OTR 517, OTR 519, OTR 523, OTR 525, OTR 527, OTR 529, OTR 530

Theoretical approaches and models of practice commonly used with this population will be discussed in association with conditions that affect adolescents’ ability to engage in meaningful occupations common to this development level.

OTR 523  Case Seminar I - Adolescents (1).

Prerequisites:  OTR 500, OTR 502, OTR 504, OTR 506, OTR 508, OTR 510, OTR 512 Co-requisites:  OTR 515, OTR 517, OTR 519, OTR 521, OTR 525, OTR 527, OTR 529, OTR 530

Seminar format to provide opportunities for students to hear first-hand occupational profiles and personal narratives of adolescents and their families as they are engaged in discussions of issues relative to problems in domains of occupational engagement.

OTR 525  OT Research I - Introduction to Qualitative Research (2).

Prerequisites:  OTR 500, OTR 502, OTR 504, OTR 506, OTR 508, OTR 510, OTR 512 Co-requisites:  OTR 515, OTR 517, OTR 519, OTR 521, OTR 523, OTR 527, OTR 529, OTR 530

Explores the role of qualitative research in developing a deeper understanding of client populations and the development of theory in occupational therapy.  Research design, data collection strategies, and methods of analysis will be discussed.

OTR 527  Foundations of Kinesiology for Occupational Therapy (4).

Prerequisites:  OTR 500, OTR 502, OTR 504, OTR 506, OTR 508, OTR 510, OTR 512 Co-requisites:  OTR 515, OTR 517, OTR 519, OTR 521, OTR 523, OTR 525, OTR 529, OTR 530

The course consists of lectures, activity analyses, and case studies designed to provide students with diverse opportunities to integrate key concepts of kinesiology into an understanding of how movement and loss of movements may impact performance of complex, everyday occupations.

OTR 529  Fieldwork I - Adolescents (1).

Prerequisites:  OTR 500, OTR 502, OTR 504, OTR 506, OTR 508, OTR 510, OTR 512 Co-requisites:  OTR 515, OTR 517, OTR 519, OTR 521, OTR 523, OTR 525, OTR 527, OTR 530

Fieldwork offers on-site clinical experiences with populations commonly served in OT practice settings for adolescent.  Clinical experiences support co-requisite coursework and will rely on first semester course materials.

OTR 530  Professional development Seminar I - Ethics (1).

Prerequisites:  OTR 500, OTR 502, OTR 504, OTR 506, OTR 508, OTR 510, OTR 512 Co-requisites:  OTR 515, OTR 517, OTR 519, OTR 521, OTR 523, OTR 525, OTR 527, OTR 529

Introduction to ethics theory and principles as applied to common occupational therapy clinical situations and opportunities to analyze and solve ethical dilemmas.  Overview of legal principles that may impact ethical decision-making.

OTR 535  Occupations Across the Lifespan II - Pediatrics (3).

Prerequisites:  OTR 515, OTR 517, OTR 519, OTR 521, OTR 523, OTR 525, OTR 527, OTR 529, 530 Co-requisites: OTR 537, OTR 539, OTR 541, OTR 543, OTR 547, OTR 550, OTR 552

Provides the theoretical foundations and frames of reference to understand pediatric populations and their families occupations.  Explores the developmental impact of contexts, family, and child factors that promote or limit engagement in occupations and co-occupations from infancy through school age.

OTR 537  Occupation-Based Assessment II - Pediatrics (1).

Prerequisites:  OTR 515, OTR 517, OTR 519, OTR 521, OTR 523, OTR 525, OTR 527, OTR 529, OTR 530 Co-requisites: OTR 535, OTR 539, OTR 541, OTR 543, OTR 547, OTR 550, OTR 552

A professional course that focuses on the assessment foundations and the tools of occupational therapy practice with the pediatric and adolescent populations (birth-12 years), including domains of concern, models of practice and frames of reference; the evaluation process and evaluation tools commonly seen in pediatric OT practice.

OTR 539  Occupation Based Intervention II - Pediatrics (2).

Prerequisites:  OTR 515, OTR 517, OTR 519, OTR 521, OTR 523, OTR 525, OTR 527, OTR 529, OTR 530  Co-requisites: OTR 535, OTR 537, OTR 541, OTR 543, OTR 547, OTR 550, OTR 552

Emphasizes synthesis and application of foundational knowledge and content from concurrent courses to the OT process for intervention planning, intervention implementation and intervention review.  Issues in evidence-based practice for pediatric populations will be addressed.

OTR 541 Conditions Affecting Health II - Pediatrics (2).

Prerequisites:  OTR 515, OTR 517, OTR 519, OTR 521, OTR 523, OTR 525, OTR 527, OTR 529, 530 Co-requisites: OTR 535, OTR 537, OTR 539, OTR 543, OTR 547, OTR 550, OTR 552

Emphasizes synthesis and application of foundational knowledge and content from concurrent courses to the OT process for intervention planning, intervention implementation and intervention review.  Issues in evidence-based practice for pediatric populations will be addressed.

OTR 543  Case Seminar II - Pediatrics (1).

Prerequisites:  OTR 515, OTR 517, OTR 519, OTR 521, OTR 523, OTR 525, OTR 527, OTR 529, OTR 530 Co-requisites: OTR 535, OTR 537, OTR 539, OTR 541, OTR 547, OTR 550, OTR 552

Seminar provides opportunities for students to hear first-hand from families and children with special needs and discuss issues relative to diagnosis, occupational therapy assessment and interventions, service delivery, as well as the contexts in which children and their families participate.

OTR 545  OT Research II - Evidence Based Practice (3).

Prerequisites: OTR 553, OTR 555, OTR 557, OTR 559, OTR 561, OTR 563, OTR 567, OTR 569 Co-requisites:  OTR 554, OTR, 575, OTR 577, OTR 579, OTR 581, OTR 583, OTR 591

The evaluation, critical appraisal, and systematic review of evidence is highlighted as supporting best-practice in occupational therapy.  Instruction in methods of finding, evaluating and using evidence in practice and outlines the concepts, methods, and strategies underpinning evidence-based rehabilitation.

OTR 547  Neurological Foundations of Occupation (5).

Prerequisites:  OTR 515, OTR 517, OTR 519, OTR 521, OTR 523, OTR 525, OTR 527, OTR 529, and OTR 530. Co-requisites: OTR 535, OTR 537, OTR 539, OTR 541, OTR 543, OTR 550, and OTR 552.

Foundational knowledge of how the human nervous system serves as the foundation for occupational choice and occupational engagement.  Designed to provide opportunities to learn the structures and functional organization of the nervous system related to the performance of everyday occupations.

OTR 550 Level I Fieldwork Pediatrics (1).

Prerequisites:  OTR 515, OTR 517, OTR 519, OTR 521, OTR 523, OTR 525, OTR 527, OTR 529, and OTR 530. Co-requisites: OTR 535, OTR 537, OTR 539, OTR 541, OTR 543, OTR 547, and OTR 552.

Fieldwork offers on-site clinical experiences with populations commonly served in OT practice settings with infants and toddlers.  Clinical experiences support co-requisite coursework and will rely on first semester course materials.

OTR 552  Professional Development Seminar II Portfolio (1).

Prerequisites:  OTR 515, OTR 517, OTR 519, OTR 521, OTR 523, OTR 525, OTR 527, OTR 529, and 530. Co-requisites: OTR 535, OTR 537, OTR 539, OTR 541, OTR 543, OTR 547, and OTR 550.

Independent and self-reflective learning fundamental to competent practice.  Students mentored in completion of portfolio process including the development and approval of the learning contract, the role of a proposal in guiding activities, and selection of activities for the portfolio. CR/NC grading.

OTR 553  Professional Development Seminar III Portfolio (1).

Prerequisites: OTR 535, OTR 537, OTR 539, OTR 541, OTR 543, OTR 547, OTR 550, and OTR 552. Co-requisites: OTR 555, OTR 557, OTR 559, OTR 561, OTR 563, OTR 567, OTR 569, and OTR 571.

Portfolio III links student interests with co-requisites coursework and the development of a research proposal. Simultaneously, the student is mentored through planned portfolio activities by the faculty advisor.  CR/NC grading.

OTR 554  Professional Development Seminar IV Portfolio (1).

Prerequisites: OTR 553, OTR 555, OTR 557, OTR 559, OTR 561, OTR 563, OTR 567, and OTR 569. Co-requisites:  OTR 545, OTR 575, OTR 577, OTR 579, OTR 581, OTR 583, and OTR 591.

Completion of the portfolio capstone project with opportunity to present written and oral summary of completed portfolio activities and proposal to faculty and students.  CR/NC grading.

OTR 555  Occupation Across the Lifespan III - Adult (3).

Prerequisites: OTR 535, OTR 537, OTR 539, OTR 541, OTR 543, OTR 547, OTR 550, and OTR 552. Co-requisites: OTR 553, OTR 557, OTR 559, OTR 561, OTR 563, OTR 567, OTR 569, and OTR 571.

Provides the theoretical foundations and frames of reference to understand adult populations and their families occupations.  Explores the impact of contexts, family, and other factors that promote or limit engagement in occupations and co-occupations of adult populations.

OTR 557  Occupational Assessment III - Adults (1).

Prerequisites: OTR 535, OTR 537, OTR 539, OTR 541, OTR 543, OTR 547, OTR 550, and OTR 552. Co-requisites: OTR 553, OTR 555, OTR 559, OTR 561, OTR 563, OTR 567, OTR 569, and OTR 571.

Development of skills of assessment and evaluation of occupational performance in the context of current frames of reference, and the exploration of the impact that physical and psychosocial dysfunction can have on performance roles, tasks, and activities of adulthood.

OTR 559  Occupation-Based Interventions III - Adult (2).

Prerequisites: OTR 535, OTR 537, OTR 539, OTR 541, OTR 543, OTR 547, OTR 550, and OTR 552. Co-requisites: OTR 553, OTR 555, OTR 557, OTR 561, OTR 563, OTR 567, OTR 569, and OTR 571.

Synthesis and application of foundational content from concurrent courses to the OT process for intervention planning, intervention implementation and intervention review.  Issues in evidence-based practice for adult populations will be addressed through practical learning experiences with clinical cases.

OTR 561  Conditions Affecting Health II - Adults (2).

Prerequisites: OTR 535, OTR 537, OTR 539, OTR 541, OTR 543, OTR 547, OTR 550, and OTR 552. Co-requisites: OTR 553, OTR 555, OTR 557, OTR 559, OTR 563, OTR 567, OTR 569, and OTR 571.

A professional course that focuses on common occupational performance dysfunctions secondary to medical, biophysical, and psychosocial conditions in adults 18-55 years old.

OTR 563  Case Seminar III - Adult (1).

Prerequisites: OTR 535, OTR 537, OTR 539, OTR 541, OTR 543, OTR 547, OTR 550, and OTR 552. Co-requisites: OTR 553, OTR 555, OTR 557, OTR 559, OTR 561, OTR 567, OTR 569, and OTR 571.

Seminar format to provide opportunities for students to hear first-hand the life stories of adults living with disabilities acquired through illness, disability or trauma.

OTR 567  Administration and Management in Occupational Therapy (2).

Prerequisites: OTR 535, OTR 537, OTR 539, OTR 541, OTR 543, OTR 547, OTR 550, and OTR 552. Co-requisites: OTR 553, OTR 555, OTR 557, OTR 559, OTR 561, OTR 563, OTR 569, and OTR 571.

Presentation and discussion of current concepts and trends in the administration and management in occupational therapy practice.  Challenges students to explore the various facets of occupational therapy management in a constantly changing health care environment. 

OTR 569  Application of Adaptive and Assistive in Occupational Therapy (2).

Prerequisites: OTR 535, OTR 537, OTR 539, OTR 541, OTR 543, OTR 547, OTR 550, and OTR 552. Co-requisites: OTR 553, OTR 555, OTR 557, OTR 559, OTR 561, OTR 563, OTR 567, and OTR 571.

RESNA technology competencies for occupational therapists, state and federal laws effecting availability or acquisition of assistive technology, assessments used in evaluation for technology prescription, seating and wheelchair measurements, computer input devices, augmentative communication, environmental controls, use of universal design.

OTR 571  Fieldwork I - Adults (1).

Prerequisites: OTR 535, OTR 537, OTR 539, OTR 541, OTR 543, OTR 547, OTR 550, and OTR 552. Co-requisites: OTR 553, OTR 555, OTR 557, OTR 559, OTR 561, OTR 563, OTR 567, and OTR 569.

Offers on-site clinical experiences with populations commonly served in OT practice settings with adult clients.  Clinical experiences support co-requisite coursework and will rely on first semester course materials.

OTR 575  Occupation Across the Lifespan IV - Geriatrics (3).

Prerequisites: OTR 553, OTR 555, OTR 557, OTR 559, OTR 561, OTR 563, OTR 567, and OTR 569.  Co-requisites:  OTR 545, OTR 554, OTR 577, OTR 579, OTR 581, OTR 583, and OTR 591.

Focused on theoretical foundations of occupational therapy used in working with the geriatric population.  Explores the value and meaning of occupation to the health and wellbeing of elderly and frail elderly adults within cultural and temporal contexts.

OTR 577  Occupation-Based Assessment IV - Geriatrics (1).

Prerequisites: OTR 553, OTR 555, OTR 557, OTR 559, OTR 561, OTR 563, OTR 567, and OTR 569 Co-requisites:  OTR 545, OTR 554, OTR 575, OTR 579, OTR 581, OTR 583, and OTR 591.

Focuses on the assessment of older adult and frail elderly served in occupational therapy practice, including person, environment, occupation interaction, domains of concern, models of practice and frames of reference seen in OT practice with adults.

OTR 579  Occupation Based Interventions IV - Geriatrics (2).

Prerequisites: OTR 553, OTR 555, OTR 557, OTR 559, OTR 561, OTR 563, OTR 567, and OTR 569.  Co-requisites:  OTR 545, OTR 554, OTR 575, OTR 577, OTR 581, OTR 583, and OTR 591.

Synthesis and application of foundational content from current courses to the OT process for intervention planning.  Intervention implementation and intervention review.  Evidence-based practice for geriatric populations will be addressed and students will have opportunities to engage in practical learning experiences.

OTR 581  Conditions Affecting Health IV - Geriatrics (2).

Prerequisites: OTR 553, OTR 555, OTR 557, OTR 559, OTR 561, OTR 563, OTR 567, and OTR 569.  Co-requisites:  OTR 545, OTR 554, OTR 575, OTR 577, OTR 579, OTR 583, and OTR 591.

A professional course focused on common occupational performance dysfunctions secondary to medical, biophysical, and psychosocial conditions in the elderly and frail elderly adult (older than 55 and 85 years respectively).

OTR 583  Case Seminar IV - Geriatrics (1).

Prerequisites: OTR 553, OTR 555, OTR 557, OTR 559, OTR 561, OTR 563, OTR 567, and OTR 569. Co-requisites:  OTR 545, OTR 554, OTR 575, OTR 577, OTR 579, OTR 581, and OTR 591.

Life narratives of elders and frail elders and their family members will be facilitated to engage in discussions on issues relative to their personal life situations, occupational history and profile.

OTR 591  Level I Fieldwork - Geriatrics (1).

Prerequisites: OTR 553, OTR 555, OTR 557, OTR 559, OTR 561, OTR 563, OTR 567, and OTR 569. Co-requisites:  OTR 545, OTR 554, OTR 575, OTR 577, OTR 579, OTR 581, and OTR 583.

Fieldwork offers on-site clinical experiences with populations commonly served in OT practice settings with elderly clients.  Clinical experiences support co-requisite coursework and will rely on first semester course materials.  CR/NC grading.

OTR 592  Fieldwork II A (9).

Prerequisites:  OTR 545, OTR 554, OTR 575, OTR 577, OTR 579, OTR 581, OTR 583, and OTR 591. Completion of 480 hours of supervised Fieldwork Level II practicum in a community or clinical setting.  Documentation of client evaluations, progress notes, and reports as well as provision of resources and delivery of OT services will be explored.  CR/NC grading.

OTR 593 Fieldwork II B (9).

Prerequisite:  OTR 592.

Completion of 480 hours of supervised Fieldwork Level II practicum in a community or clinical setting.  Documentation of client evaluations, progress notes, and reports as well as provision of resources and delivery of OT services will be explored.  CR/NC grading.