Master of Occupational Therapy


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  • Curriculum

    Candidates for the occupational therapy degree must have completed the prescribed curriculum (below), encompassing 36 continuous months (3 years) of study, with an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or better on a 4.00 scale on all work at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The Master of Occupational Therapy degree requires the completion of a sequenced curriculum that is progressive in nature (i.e., all courses for each semester are prerequisites for courses in subsequent semesters). Due to variability of available clinical sites, completion of the required curriculum may be extended beyond the minimum of 36 months; however, all OT students must complete Level II Fieldwork within 24 months following completion of didactic course work.

    Professional Course of Study *

    OT1
    SummerSemester Hours
    OT 310 Introduction to Occupational Therapy in Health Care Delivery3
    OT 311 Group Process2
    OT 315 Medical Conditions I2
    OT 318 Introduction to Research2
    Summer Semester Total 9
      
    FallSemester Hours
    OT 308 Structural Analysis of Human Motion3
    OT 309 Structural Analysis of Human Motion Laboratory3
    OT 312 Conceptual Framework for Therapeutic Occupation I            3
    OT 323 Occupational Therapy: Pediatrics/Early Childhood3
    OT 337 Pediatric Fieldwork I2
    Fall Semester Total 14
      
    SpringSemester Hours
    OT 313 Kinesiology3
    OT 316 Medical Conditions II2
    OT 326 Occupational Therapy: Middle Childhood/Adolescent 4
    OT 328 Neuroscience for Occupational Therapy                                4
    OT 332 Conceptual Framework for Therapeutic Occupation II3
    Spring Semester Total 16
      
    OT2
    SummerSemester Hours
    OT 317 Medical Conditions III3
    OT 333 Occupational Therapy: Adult/Older Adult4
    OT 441 Analysis of Legal and Ethical Issues in Occupational Therapy 3
    Summer Semester Total 10
      
    FallSemester Hours
    OT 324 Psychiatric Medical Conditions3
    OT 426Neurological Principles in Occupational Therapy3
    OT 427 Physical Dysfunction-Fieldwork I3
    OT 434 Psychosocial Dysfunction3
    OT 460 Research Methods I 3
    Fall Semester Total 15
      
    SpringSemester Hours
    OT 422 Orthopedic Principles in Occupational Therapy3
    OT 430 Splinting, Orthotics and Physical Agent Modalities3
    OT 431 Assistive Technology and Environmental Adaptations3
    OT 435 Psychosocial Fieldwork I3
    OT 500 Research Methods II3
    Spring Semester Total15
      
    OT3
    SummerSemester Hours
    OT 515 Psychosocial Dysfunction-Fieldwork II A **9
    Summer Semester Total 9
      
    FallSemester Hours
    OT 501 Research Methods III2
    OT 510 Advanced Therapeutic Modalities & Applications3
    OT 516 Management Practices and Professional Leadership3
    OT 530 Advanced Clinical Reasoning3
    OT 542 Community Practice3
    Fall Semester Total 14
      
    SpringSemester Hours
    OT 537 Fieldwork II B**9
    OT 541 Comprehensive Capstone3
    Spring Semester Total 12
      
    Electives
    OT 490 Special Topics1-4
      
    Total Required Hours114

    * The Master of Occupational Therapy degree requires the completion of a sequenced curriculum that is progressive in nature. All required courses for each semester are prerequisites for required courses in subsequent semesters.

    ** A minimum of one fieldwork placement will be scheduled out-of-state. All OT students must complete Level II Fieldwork within 24 months following completion of didactic coursework. Due to variability of available clinical sites, completion of the required curriculum - specifically the clinical portion - may be extended beyond the minimum of 36 months.