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Program Curriculum

Semester Course Number Credit Hours Course Description
Fall I MOT 5550 3 Occupational Nature of Humans Across the Lifespan*
  MOT 5555 3 Theories of Occupation*
  MOT 5560 3 Participation in Occupations: Therapeutic Process
  MOT 5565 3 Analysis of Human Movement
  MOT 6601 3 Research Concepts in Health Services*
  Total 15  
Spring I MOT 5570 3 Systems, Issues, Trends*
  MOT 5575 3 Health Conditions in Occupational Performance
  MOT 5580 3 Biopsychosocial Core of Occupation Therapy Practice*
  MOT 5585 3 Occupational Therapy Process Through the Lifespan*
  MOT 5590 2 OT and Technology
  MOT 6602 2 Research Seminar 1*
  Total 16  
Fall II MOT 6600 2 Orthotics
  MOT 6650 4 Evaluation and Intervention – Early Childhood & Adolescence
  MOT 6651 4 Evaluation and Intervention – Early and Middle Adulthood
  MOT 6670 3 Leadership and Advocacy*
  MOT 6603 1 Research Seminar 2*
  Total 14  
Spring II MOT 6652 4 Evaluation and Intervention – Older Adults
  MOT 6671 3 Program Development
  MOT 6680 3 Evidence-Based Practice
  MOT 6690 3 OT Practice Capstone
  MOT 6604 1 Research Seminar 3*
  Total 14  
Summer II MOT 6691 9 Fieldwork Level II
  Total 9  
Fall III MOT 6692 9 Fieldwork Level II
  Total 9  
Total Hours Required 77  
Elective MOT 6693 3-9 Fieldwork Level II (Optional)
  MOT 6699 1-3 Special Topics in Occupational Therapy
  MOT 6630 2 Advanced Studies in Health and Wellness
  MOT 6631 2 Advanced Studies in Culture
* Denotes core course

Curriculum Design

The curriculum design is derived from the mission and philosophy of the Occupational Therapy Program. The philosophy statements regarding life-long learners, occupation, and the Occupational Therapy profession are the foundational core for the entire curriculum design. Our design is driven by the content domain of the occupational nature of humans, within the physical, cultural, temporal, social, emotional, and spiritual contexts. To become successful occupational therapy practitioners, learners must develop and build the professional competencies of self-discovery, creativity, clinical reasoning, and ethical reasoning. Cultivation of skills in evidence-based practice, and the ability to be a change agent for clients and the profession complete the set of professional competencies required for practitioners in an ever-changing world.

The plan for selecting and sequencing the program content is the curriculum design. It is based on Knowles’ (1970) adult learning theory and Dewey’s (1938) inquiry based learning. Dewey’s four points of inquiry, communication, construction, and expression, provide the curriculum framework for developing life-long learners. The program recognizes that occupational therapy is a dynamic and constantly evolving profession.

Graduate Outcomes

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Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)

Contact Information

Shawnee State University
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Graduate Program Representative
(740) 351-3225

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