The OTD degree requires the completion of a sequenced curriculum that is progressive in nature. Candidates for the occupational therapy degree must have completed the prescribed curriculum, 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 UMMC. All required courses for each semester are prerequisites for required courses in subsequent semesters.
Due to variability of available clinical sites, completion of the clinical portion may be extended beyond the minimum of 36 months; however, students must complete Level II fieldwork and the capstone experience within 24 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program. A minimum of one fieldwork placement will be scheduled out‐of‐state. The capstone experience may be in or out of state.
All course descriptions can be found in the School of Health Related Professions section of the current UMMC Bulletin. Click here to access the UMMC Bulletin.
Service learning and professional engagement hours are required each semester (excluding Level II Fieldwork and capstone experience semesters); these requirements are included in the course syllabus of a selected course at the beginning of each semester.