Electives and Other Course Offerings

Occupational Therapy courses available through the College of Health, Human Services, and Nursing:

Foundations of Occupational Therapy Workshop 

Intro to OT- Introduction to the Scope of Practice and Conceptual Foundations of Occupational Therapy course provides students an overview of the complex scope, philosophical foundation, history, areas of practice, professional and ethical roles and responsibilities, models of practice and service delivery, professional development, and career growth in occupational therapy.

The course also explores how occupational therapists develop and implement interventions for client populations across the lifespan in various practice settings. It involves examination of how concepts in occupational therapy becomes a means of directing a person’s participation in tasks selected to develop, maintain or restore skills in daily living. Students will use materials presented in lectures, in-class discussions, audio-visual materials, guest speakers, and written and oral assignments to meet the course objectives.

NOTICE:  Enrollment is currently open for the Foundations of OT Practice Workshop - but spaces are limited!  Enrollment closes January 12, 2024, or if all spaces are filled.  Cost is $400 for 12 weeks, hybrid (6 sessions on campus, 6 sessions online) - all on Mondays starting January 29, 2024.  Textbook purchase required.  Register here:  Foundations of OT Practice (csudh.edu)

Offered every Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

Paul L. Penoliar, OTD, OTR/L C/NDT
Adjunct Faculty and Clinical Instructor


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