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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (OT)

Course Descriptions


OT  515  Cr.3

Functional Neuroanatomy

This course will address the anatomical basis of neuroscience with emphasis on rehabilitation. Structure and physiological function of the central nervous system will be correlated for normal and abnormal processes. Patient examples and research literature will be utilized to foster appropriate clinical decision-making skills in students. Lect. 2, Lab. 2. Prerequisite: admission to the OT program.   Offered Spring.


OT  520  Cr.3

Introduction to Occupational Therapy

This course introduces the fundamentals of occupational therapy. Topics include an overview of the history of the occupational therapy profession, theoretical frameworks, the OT program curriculum design, and contemporary occupational therapy practice. Lect. 6. Prerequisite: admission to the OT program.   Offered Summer.


OT  521  Cr.2

Professional Foundations of Practice

A series of learning experiences designed to support clinical practice in occupational therapy. Topics will include standards of occupational therapy practice, occupational therapy core values, ethics and ethical decision-making, professional behaviors and communication, the interview process as a basic tool for gathering data, the adaptation of the interview process to include various health traditions and cultures, the importance of the self-reflective process, and universal precautions and basic skills needed when working in a healthcare situation. Lect. 2, Lab. 4. Prerequisite: Admission to the OT program.   Offered Summer.


OT  523  Cr.3

Human Physiology

A study of physiological systems of interest to therapeutic practice and the relationship of these systems to normal function. Prerequisite: Admission to the OT/PT/PA program.   Offered Summer.


OT  524  Cr.5

Human Anatomy

Provides an in-depth understanding of the gross anatomy of the human body through lecture, laboratory experiences, audiovisual, computer and cadaver prosection and dissection. Systems included are musculoskeletal, neurological, and skeletal. Biomechanical function, topographic and clinical applications are emphasized. Clinical applications are discussed. Lect. 2, Lab. 4. Prerequisite: Admission to the OT program.   Offered Fall.


OT  526  Cr.2

Critical Analysis of Human Movement: Development, Learning and Control

This course examines the development of movement and basic motor learning. Basic motor control theories will be compared and contrasted in relation to the development of postural foundations and movement. Motor control/learning theories will be discussed and rudimentarily applied as movement that is essential to occupational performance across the lifespan. Lect. 1, Lab. 2. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate OT program.   Offered Fall.


OT  530  Cr.2

Occupational Performance Analysis

This course examines key concepts used in the description and analysis of occupational performance.  The form, function, and meaning of occupations will be explored in relation to the areas of occupation, client factors, activity demands, contexts, performance skills, and performance patterns of persons, organizations, and populations.  Activity analysis and occupational performance analysis will be discussed, analyzed, compared, and contrasted in relationship to individuals, groups, and populations.  Activity analysis, occupational analysis, selection and grading/adapting of activity and occupations, compensatory techniques, and use of theory to guide clinical reasoning will be explored, discussed, and analyzed. Use of occupation as it relates to design and implementation of treatment with various populations in traditional and non-traditional practice setting will be explored. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in OT 531; admission to OT Graduate Program.  Offered Fall.


OT  531  Cr.1

Applied Occupational Performance Analysis

This course applies key concepts used in the occupational therapy clinical practice (occupation, Framework, theory, and documentation). Activities and occupations will be analyzed for self and others through case studies, observation of others, and self reflection. Activity analysis and occupational performance analysis will be completed in relationship to individuals, groups, and populations through the use of occupations with self, observation of others, and both written and video case studies. Application of activity analysis, occupational analysis, selection and grading/adapting of activity and occupations, compensatory techniques, teaching and learning, and use of theory to guide clinical reasoning will occur. Use of occupation as it relates to design and implementation of treatment with various populations in traditional and non-traditional practice setting will be applied. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in OT 530; admission to OT Graduate Program.  Offered Fall.


OT  544  Cr.1

Biomechanics and Kinesiology Applications in Occupational Therapy

This course will apply principles of biomechanics and kinesiology to the understanding and analysis of movement in relationship to occupational performance. This will include the study of structure and function of the skeletal, muscular and neuromuscular systems and their influences on normal and pathological motion and how this may impact occupational performance. This course will explore kinesiology considerations for specific musculoskeletal regions including the head, torso, upper and lower extremities and how these relate to commonly used therapeutic treatment techniques employed by occupational therapists. Students will explore research tools utilized in biomechanics and their application to a variety of movement based research questions. Lect. 1, Lab. 2. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in OT 545; admission to OT Graduate Program.  Offered Fall.


OT  545  Cr.1

Applied Biomechanics and Kinesiology in Occupational Therapy

This course will apply principles of biomechanics and kinesiology to the understanding and analysis of movement during occupational performance. This will included the applied study of structure and function of the skeletal, muscular and neuromuscular systems and their influences on normal and pathological motion and how this may impact occupational performance. This course will apply kinesiology considerations for specific musculoskeletal regions including the head, torso, upper and lower extremities and how this relates to commonly used therapeutic treatment techniques employed by occupational therapists. Students will practice using research tools typically utilized in biomechanics and their application to a variety of movement based research questions. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in OT 544; admission to OT Graduate Program.  Offered Fall.


OT  550  Cr.1

Scholarly Practice I: Assessment

This course covers psychometric principles of assessment, e.g., levels of measurement, reliability, validity, and standardized procedures. The need to use these principles to critique the clinical usefulness of assessment instruments used by occupational therapists will be emphasized. Additionally, ethical considerations, testing accommodations, and the role of occupational therapy assistants in the evaluation process will be presented. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in OT 551; admission to OT Graduate Program.  Offered Fall.


OT  551  Cr.1

Applied Scholarly Practice I: Assessment

Students will administer, score, interpret, and document several assessment instruments used by occupational therapists. Students will begin to develop their professional behavior by administering assessment instruments to preschool children and older adults.   Offered Fall.


OT  570  Cr.1

Occupational Therapy Intervention: Group Dynamics

This course will provide students with a foundation in basic therapeutic communication skills. Models of group leadership used in occupational therapy treatment will be emphasized. Topics will include: basic styles of communication, stages of team building, group leadership in therapy, development of therapeutic use of self, conflict resolution, conflict negotiation, professional behaviors, supervision of occupational therapy staff and occupational therapy group models used in treatment. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in OT 571; admission to OT Graduate Program.  Offered Fall.


OT  571  Cr.1

Applied Occupational Therapy Intervention: Group Dynamics

This course will emphasis hands-on learning experiences to apply the lecture content from OT 570. Students will plan and implement a variety of client centered groups, based on occupational therapy frames of references and other common theories. Student's observation skills will be enhanced through routine applied experiences both in classroom sessions and in the community. Methods and techniques for developing professional behaviors, giving/receiving feedback, and critiquing individual communication and leadership styles will be refined during this seminar experience. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in OT 570; admission to OT Graduate Program.  Offered Fall.


OT  573  Cr.1

Level 1 Fieldwork: Mental Illness

This mental health field experience is designed to provide an opportunity to practice occupational therapy interventions for individuals who have mental health disorders. Beginning professional abilities, observation and initial data gathering skills will be practiced. Fieldwork will be arranged by the occupational therapy fieldwork coordinator and supervised by instructional staff. Prerequisite: admission to the OT program.  Pass/Fail grading. Offered Spring.


OT/PTS  611  Cr.2

Applied and Pathological Physiology

This course will provide the student with information about the pathophysiology of various organ systems and physiological control mechanisms as they pertain to the practice of physical therapy. Emphasis will be placed upon the ability of the student to perform differential diagnosis in a physical therapy setting and to determine when further diagnostics may be indicated. Patient problems will be utilized to allow students to practice differential diagnosis and problem solving. Prerequisite: Enrollment in OT or DPT program. (Cross-listed with PTS 611; may only earn credit in OT or PTS).   Offered Spring.


OT  620  Cr.2

Occupations in Rural Context

The course investigates the unique features of rural health care delivery. This includes limited health care access and public health issues. Students will explore the complexities of rural communities, the diversity of rural populations and the diseases affecting these communities. In addition, the physical and psychological factors influencing health will be examined. The role of occupational therapy will be explored emphasizing preventative programming, broad based access to healthcare providers and community health initiatives. Prerequisite: admission to the OT program.   Offered Summer.


OT  630  Cr.2

Occupational Therapy Practice: Wellness Perspectives

The relationship of health, prevention, and wellness will be examined from the perspective of occupation and lifestyle redesign. Alternative and complementary medicine/therapies from various cultures and perspectives, along with literature regarding the mind/body connection, will be critically examined in relation to the provision of occupational therapy services as they relate to occupational wellness. Injury prevention programs, Life Style Redesign, community needs assessment, and grant-writing to obtain funding also will be addressed. Prerequisite: admission to the OT program.   Offered Spring.


OT  640  Cr.1

Assistive Technology

This course will refine skills in task analysis, grading, adaptive equipment fabrication, and the therapeutic use of high and low technology in OT treatment. Students will explore clinical decision making when designing, fabricating, and assigning equipment to a variety of clients with various physical and psychosocial dysfunctions. Computer technology and specific tool use will be emphasized. Lab. 2. Prerequisite: admission to OT program.   Offered Fall.


OT  641  Cr.3

Health Care Systems

This course addresses the evolution of the health care industry. It will critically analyze from the perspectives of the consumer, provider, manager, and taxpayer, the greater social systems and trends that impact its present state, and include a comparison of the health care industry in other countries. Service provision will be examined from the standpoints of fiscal management, human resource management, and operations management. Advocacy and consultation, as a part of the change process, will be examined and practiced in the context of leadership in the OT profession and OT intervention contexts. Prerequisite: admission to OT program.  Offered Spring.


OT  650  Cr.2

Occupations and Interventions: Pediatrics I

Content includes the child as an occupational being within contexts, e.g., the greater social/political context, typical play contexts, etc. The occupational development and roles of children ages 0 through 18 will be examined in relation to typical developmental milestones, the development of ADL's, and the development of play. The application of occupational therapy principles (evaluation and intervention), and the use of clinical reasoning will be integrated within selected occupational therapy theories (sensorimotor processing, acquisitional, motor acquisitional, NDT, biomechanical, 4 Quadrant), which, in turn, will be integrated with developmental principles, occupations, and play. The effect of selected medical conditions (failure to thrive, developmental delay, febrile seizures, muscular dystrophy, Down Syndrome, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, etc.) on occupational performance in play and ADL's will be covered as well. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in OT 651; admission to OT Graduate Program.  Offered Fall.


OT  651  Cr.1

Applied Occupations and Interventions: Pediatrics I

This course is designed to prepare students for their Peds Play Lab experience during the spring semester. Content and application will address play and playfulness (synthesis of content, assessment, OT theory, activity analysis, activity gradation, etc.), therapeutic use of self (modes of therapeutic interaction, verbal and non-verbal, physical, etc.), and documentation (deconstruction of test scores, synthesis of scores, clinical observations, client information, etc., for interpretation and recommendations). Activity analysis as it relates to a pediatric population, and the construction of playful, therapeutic activities will be emphasized. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in OT 650; admission to OT Graduate Program.  Offered Fall.


OT  660  Cr.2

Occupational Performance: Mental Illness

The focus of this course is to instruct students on occupational performance dysfunction that may occur when a person struggles with a chronic and persistent mental illness. Students will learn the occupational therapy domain and process including: evaluation, intervention, discharge planning and outcomes specifically for this population. Areas of emerging markets as well as common areas of mental health occupational therapy will be explored. Best practice and evidence used to by occupational therapists will be highlighted. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in OT 661; admission to OT Graduate Program.  Offered Spring.


OT  661  Cr.1

Applied Occupational Performance: Mental Illness

This hands-on experiential learning course will provide an opportunity for students to practice the administration of screenings, assessments, and evaluations commonly used in occupational therapy practice. Students will learn to design and lead therapy sessions and select effective interventions for persons with a variety of severe and persistent mental illness and cognitive disabilities. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in OT 660; admission to OT Graduate Program.  Offered Spring.


OT  670  Cr.2

Occupational Performance: Physical Dysfunction I

The effects of acute and chronic disability on occupational performance will be explored in the context of the adult rehabilitation patient with orthopedic conditions from diverse backgrounds. Evaluation and treatment of the adult individual with orthopedic rehabilitative needs will be emphasized. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in OT 671; admission to OT Graduate Program.  Offered Spring.


OT  671  Cr.1

Applied Occupational Performance: Physical Dysfunction I

This course provides hands on applied learning experiences allowing students the opportunity to practice assessment tools and treatment intervention methods typically used with persons with orthopedic problems. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in OT 670; admission to OT Graduate Program.  Offered Spring.


OT  720  Cr.1 - 3

Selected Topics in Occupational Therapy

This course offers in-depth study of particular concepts, clinical specialties, and/or non-traditional practice areas in occupational therapy. Topics are selected by the instructor and/or as developed by student/faculty dialogue to meet special interests and needs. Topics are relevant to occupational therapy education, and are not found elsewhere in the university curriculum. Repeatable for credit – maximum 6. Department option for pass/fail grading. Prerequisite: admission to the graduate OT program.  Offered Occasionally.


OT  723  Cr.1 - 2

International Perspectives in Occupational Therapy

This course offers in-depth study in the area of international perspectives in occupational therapy, specifically similarities and differences in OT practice between the US and Scotland. This course will be offered collaboratively between the occupational therapy programs at UW-L and Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland. Students from both universities will have 2 options for participation in this course. The travel option will consist of coursework and an intensive 1 week experience abroad. During this 1 week experience students will attend select OT classes at the host university and participate in learning experiences/job shadowing in the host community. The host option will consist of coursework and hosting an exchange student from the other university. Following the travel/host portion of the course, all students will participate in videoconference sessions to discuss similarities and differences in occupational therapy practice and consider how cultural factors (governmental policies and funding sources) influence OT practice. Students will be responsible for travel and living expenses while abroad. Repeatable for credit – maximum 2. Prerequisite: 1st or 2nd year in OT program. Pass/Fail grading. Offered Spring.


OT  726  Cr.1

Fieldwork Seminar

This course will address critical issues directly related to professional development, fieldwork preparation, and licensure and certification prior to beginning Level II fieldwork. Strategies for successful Level II fieldwork experience, goal setting, and continued competencies are highlighted. Professional skills such as leadership, quality improvement, and professional advocacy will be addressed. Students will, additionally, be challenged to create a professional development plan. Teaching methods in this seminar format course will include: small group discussion, experiential learning groups and group projects. Prerequisite: Completion of Level I Fieldwork requirements and all didactic courses required through Fall II. Prerequisite: admission to OT program.  Offered Spring.


OT  730  Cr.2

Occupational Performance: Physical Dysfunction II

The effects of acute and chronic disability on occupational performance will be explored in the context of the adult rehabilitation patient of diverse backgrounds with neurological conditions. Evaluation and treatment of the adult individual with neurological rehabilitative needs will be emphasized. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in OT 731; admission to OT Graduate Program.  Offered Fall.


OT  731  Cr.1

Applied Occupational Performance: Physical Dysfunction II

This course provides hands on applied learning experiences allowing students the opportunity to practice occupational therapy assessment tools and treatment intervention methods typically used with persons with neurological problems. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in OT 730; admission to OT Graduate Program.  Offered Fall.


OT  740  Cr.2

Occupations and Interventions: Pediatrics II

OT 740 and OT 741, are the second courses in a two-semester sequence of the study of occupational therapy as it applies to the pediatric population. Content emphasized in the lecture course includes the child as an occupational being within contexts, e.g., the greater social/political context, typical social contexts for play/interaction, educational contexts, family contexts, etc. The occupational development and roles of children ages 0 through 18 will be examined in relation to typical social development, educational participation, visual perceptual development, and fine motor and handwriting development. The application of OT principles (evaluation and intervention), and the use of clinical reasoning will be integrated within selected frames of reference (visual information analysis, psychosocial, coping, sensory integration/sensorimotor processing), which, in turn, will be integrated with developmental principles and play. The effect of selected medical conditions (autism, ADHD, OCD, Tourette's, Fragile, Learning Disorders, Mood Disorders, Dyslexia, etc.) on occupational performance in social and educational performance areas will be integrated as well. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in OT 741; admission to OT Graduate Program.  Offered Spring.


OT  741  Cr.1

Applied Occupational and Interventions: Pediatrics II

OT 740 and OT 741 are the second courses in a two-semester sequence of the study of occupational therapy as it applies to the pediatric population. OT 741 involves direct interaction with children from the community in the context of a play laboratory.  Students will be assigned to a small group, which will then play with an assigned client/family. The purpose of the lab is to develop therapeutic use of self in relation to pediatric clients, including skills in the realms of play, communication, and individualized intervention activity development. As part of the experience, students will be responsible for an assessment with report, daily lesson plans, daily documentation, and a summary report at the semester's end. Students will be required to synthesize general activity analysis, individualized activity analysis, clinical reasoning, and activity gradation during each session they meet with their client. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in OT 740; admission to OT Graduate Program.  Offered Spring.


OT  750  Cr.2

Scholarly Practice II: Occupational Therapy Research

This course is the second in the series of scholarly practice courses. It is designed to help the students become familiar with research methodologies used in occupational therapy and to gain experience in selected steps of the research process. Topics covered include reading a scholarly article, literature searching strategies, research methodologies (single-subject, correlation, research, descriptive, qualitative, etc.) principles of ethical research, and application/ interpretation of statistical data. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in OT 751; admission to OT Graduate Program.  Offered Spring.


OT  751  Cr.1

Applied Scholarly Practice II: Occupational Therapy Research

This discussion group applies the concepts presented in OT 750 through reading, analyzing, and discussing scholarly literature. Students will read assigned scientific literature, critique using a given format, come prepared to discuss with peers, and facilitate group. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in OT 750; admission to OT Graduate Program.  Offered Spring.


OT  760  Cr.3

Scholarly Practice III: Research Seminar

This course is the third in the series of five scholarly practice courses. It is designed as a seminar course, which provides the opportunity for students to participate in research data collection and analysis. Students will analyze data sets using SPSS and participate in various data collection exercises in a laboratory setting. Students also will gain practice-writing results. Lect. 2, Lab. 7. Prerequisite: admission to OT program.  Offered Summer.


OT  770  Cr.2

Scholarly Practice IV: Evidence-Based Practice

This course is the fourth in the series of scholarly practice courses. This course will introduce students to concepts of occupational therapy evidence-based clinical practice. It includes application and comparison of several rubrics for evaluating levels of evidence, searching strategies for locating completed reviews, and participation in evidence-based reviews of the literature. Students will further develop expertise at reading professional literature and scholarly writing in this course. Prerequisite: admission to OT program.  Offered Fall.


OT  775  Cr.1

Critical Analysis of Practice

This is the first of a two-course experience with problem-based learning. Students will work in small groups to process a series of virtual and real problems. These cases will be typical to occupational therapy practice and will require synthesis of material from several courses. Problems may relate to the OT process, ethical issues, supervision, etc. All cases will be written to develop critical thinking and/or clinical reasoning skills that will be required of occupational therapists practicing in today's health care arena. Lab. 2. Repeatable for credit – maximum 2. Prerequisite: admission to OT program.  Offered Fall, Spring.


OT  776  Cr.2

Occupations and Interventions: Older Adult

Occupational performance in the aging population will be explored with emphasis on the impact of disease or injury in the older adult population from diverse backgrounds. Specific focus will be on analysis of the socio-cultural, environmental and personal life roles of the elderly as well as those disease/dysfunction processes that frequently impact this population. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in OT 777; admission to OT Graduate Program.  Offered Spring.


OT  777  Cr.1

Applied Occupations and Interventions: Older Adult

This course provides hands on applied learning experiences allowing students the opportunity to practice the occupational therapy process of observation, evaluation, analysis and treatment of the older adult population. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in OT 776; admission to OT Graduate Program.  Offered Spring.


OT  778  Cr.2

Impact of Psychosocial Issues on Occupation

During the 2-hour lecture a variety of psychosocial issues that may affect the therapeutic relationship and the client's occupational performance, e.g., self-concept, motivation, coping strategies, resiliency, body image, sexuality, and culture, will be explored and problems that may occur during therapy, e.g., conflicts and empathic breaks, will be addressed. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to explore their own values and beliefs and develop an understanding of how these may affect the therapeutic relationship.  Students will compare and contrast national and international theories and models of occupational therapy (e.g., MOHO, PEOP, the Kawa Way) and discuss how clinicians might use this information. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in OT 779; admission to OT Graduate Program.  Offered Fall.


OT  779  Cr.1

Applied Impact of Psychosocial Issues on Occupation

Professional behaviors needed to develop effective therapeutic relationships, e.g., employing active listening, expressing compassion and empathy, developing rapport, repairing empathic breaks, and effective client teaching strategies will be practiced during the 2-hour applied lab.  The professor will view and critique videotaped clinical sessions from the adult lab with the students and work on strategies to integrate the information presented in lecture and the applied lab into their clinical sessions. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in OT 778; admission to OT Graduate Program.  Offered Fall.


OT  780  Cr.1

Scholarly Practice V: Scientific Writing

This is the final course in the five-course sequence of Scholarly Practice. Principles of scientific and grant writing, guidelines for APA format and information on searching for grants will be presented. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in OT 781; admission to OT Graduate Program.  Offered Spring.


OT  781  Cr.1

Applied Scholarly Practice V: Scientific Writing

The applied seminar will follow a writers' workshop format: the students will review and give feedback to each other and receive feedback from faculty on a variety of written projects. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in OT 780; admission to OT Graduate Program.  Offered Spring.


OT  785  Cr.1

Adult Clinical Practice

This course is a one hour lecture that includes close examination of the Occupational Therapy Process.  Using occupational therapy theories, research, and knowledge from previous courses students will work with course instructor and other students to develop an assessment plan, treatment plans, recertification, and discharge planning with a community volunteer. Students will develop and provide occupational therapy in-services to mimic treatment rounds and continuing education development in a clinical setting. Students will discuss and examine occupation, roles, and participation in relation to occupational performance. Medical conditions and their influence on health, wellness, and participation will be examined. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in OT 786; admission to OT Graduate Program.  Offered Fall.


OT  786  Cr.1

Applied Adult Clinical Practice

This course is a two hour seminar that includes implementation of the Occupational Therapy Process and supervised hands on experience of adult clinical practice.  Using occupational therapy theories, research, and knowledge from previous courses students will work with course instructor and other students to implement an assessment plan, treatment plans, recertification, and discharge planning with a community volunteer. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in OT 785; admission to OT Graduate Program.  Offered Fall.


OT  790  Cr.1

Level I Fieldwork: Physical Dysfunction

This 30-hour fieldwork will provide an opportunity for students to observe and practice occupational therapy in a clinical setting with a variety of diverse populations. Professional abilities including cultural sensitivity, the use of occupation within a clinical setting, preliminary documentation and assessment skills will be experienced. Fieldwork will be arranged by the occupational therapy academic fieldwork coordinator and supervised by clinical fieldwork educators. Prerequisite: admission to OT program. Pass/Fail grading. Offered Fall.


OT  791  Cr.1

Level I Fieldwork: Pediatrics

This pediatric fieldwork experience is designed to provide an opportunity to integrate and apply content from pediatric course work in a practice setting. In addition, it will provide opportunities for students to practice self-reflection as it relates to self-and other-observation in the clinic. Treatment design, implementation, clinical reasoning and professional abilities will be practiced. This 30-hour fieldwork will be arranged by the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and supervised by instructional staff and school based occupational therapists. Prerequisite: admission to OT program. Pass/Fail grading. Offered Spring.


OT  795  Cr.6

Level II Fieldwork

The Level II Fieldwork experience provides the student with a 12-week clinical placement in a practice setting under the supervision of an approved occupational therapy clinical fieldwork educator. Students will practice occupational therapy assessment, interventions, measuring outcomes, and documentation. This course provides opportunities to apply didactic learning in clinical practice. Students are required to complete six months of full time fieldwork within a 24 month period. This 12-week course is repeated 1 time for a total of 24 weeks. Repeatable for credit – maximum 12. Prerequisite: admission to OT program. Pass/Fail grading. Offered Fall, Summer.


OT  798  Cr.1 - 6

Independent Study in Occupational Therapy

Independent, in-depth study of some specific problem or area in occupational therapy. This course shall be taken under the direction and supervision of a member of the occupational therapy faculty. Repeatable for credit – maximum 6. Prerequisite: admission to OT program.  Offered Occasionally.


OT  799  Cr.1 - 4

Research: Master's Thesis

An independent research project is to be selected and executed under the direction of an OT department faculty member by those students electing to pursue a thesis track. The project may be in any area related to occupational therapy. Repeatable for credit – minimum 4 maximum 6. Prerequisite: OT 760: Scholarly. Admission to the OT program. Pass/Fail grading. Offered Occasionally.