MOT Curriculum

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 Total9
  
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 Total14
  
SpringSemester Hours
OT 313 Kinesiology3
OT 316 Medical Conditions II2
OT 326 Occupational Therapy: Middle Childhood/Adolescent4
OT 328 Neuroscience for Occupational Therapy                                4
OT 332 Conceptual Framework for Therapeutic Occupation II3
Spring Semester Total16
  
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 Therapy3
Summer Semester Total10
  
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 I3
Fall Semester Total15
  
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 Total9
  
FallSemester Hours
OT 501 Research Methods III2
OT 510 Advanced Therapeutic Modalities and Applications3
OT 516 Management Practices and Professional Leadership3
OT 530 Advanced Clinical Reasoning3
OT 542 Community Practice3
Fall Semester Total14
  
SpringSemester Hours
OT 537 Fieldwork II B**9
OT 541 Comprehensive Capstone3
Spring Semester Total12
  
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.