One cohort is admitted to the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program at each of our two campuses each year, and course work begins in the fall. Students complete 9-15 credit hours each term for seven consecutive terms (including summer sessions) to earn the degree. Because classes meet between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays, the program is not compatible with full-time employment.

Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the Certification Examination for the Occupational Therapist, administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).  After successful completion of the exam, the graduate will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR).  In addition, all states including Virginia, require a license to practice. State licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.  A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT Certification Examination or attain state licensure.

Plan of Study

Term 1: Fall

OCTH 607 Child and Adolescent Occupational Development (2 Credits)
OCTH 609 Clinical Anatomy for Occupational Therapy (3 Credits)
OCTH 613 The Domain of Occupational Therapy (3 Credits)
OCTH 615 The Occupational Therapy Process (3 Credits)
OCTH 617 Essential Clinical Skills for the Occupational Therapist (3 Credits)
OCTH 619 Professional Practice Seminar I (1 Credit)

Term 2: Spring

OCTH 621 Evaluation and Assessment in Pediatrics (4 Credits)
OCTH 623 Service Delivery Models and Program Development (3 Credits)
OCTH 627 Psychosocial Influences on Health & Occupation (3 Credits)
OCTH 629 Level I Fieldwork A in Community-Based Psychosocial Practice (2 Credits)
OCTH 633 Human Movement for Occupational Performance (2 Credits)

Term 3: Summer

OCTH 632 Analysis of Occupation Through Use of Technology & Media (3 Credits)
OCTH 637 Professional Practice Seminar II (1 Credit)
OCTH 639 Level I Fieldwork B in Pediatric Practice (2 Credits)

Term 4: Fall

OCTH 640 Applied Research and EBP in Occupational Therapy (4 Credits)
OCTH 643 Foundations of Neuroscience for Occupations (3 Credits) OCTH 645 Intervention Planning and Implementation in Pediatrics (4 Credits)
OCTH 647 The Occupational Therapy Process for Musculoskeletal Conditions (4 Credits)

Term 5: Spring

OCTH 649 Professional Practice Seminar III (1 Credit)
OCTH 650 Healthcare Management, Policy, and Leadership (4 Credits) OCTH 653 Foundations in Occupational Therapy Practice with Aging Adults (3 Credits)
OCTH 655 The Occupational Therapy Process for Neurological Conditions (4 Credits)
OCTH 657 Specialty Practice Areas in Occupational Therapy (3 Credits)

Term 6: Summer

OCTH 663 Professional Practice Seminar IV (2 Credits)
OCTH 665 Level II Fieldwork A (7 Credits)

Term 7: Fall

OCTH 671 Graduate Project (2 Credits)
OCTH 673 Level II Fieldwork B (7 Credits)


Total credit hours: 83