Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Department Chair: Kelly Erickson PhD, OTR/L

Purpose

This professional Master of Science program is designed to provide entry-level practitioners who are prepared to make evidence-based decisions that support occupation, participation, and health. The curriculum also promotes professionalism in students who will advocate for collaborative relationships with clients and other professionals to support participation in home, school, workplace, and community settings. The curriculum is further disigned to promote the therapeutic use of occupations with clients, which may take the form of habilitation, rehabilitation, prevention, or the promotion of health and wellness to those who have or are at risk for developing an impairment of body structure/function, activity limitation, or restricted participation. The curriculum provides students with a clinical reasoning process for making clinical decisions and meeting the practice demands of various settings.

Students enter the Entry-level Master of Science (M.S.) in Occupational Therapy (OT) Program after completing a baccalaureate degree (no preferred major) and all OT Program prerequisite courses (see below). Upon entry into the OT Program, students will complete two years of professional occupational therapy education, and two (2) 6-month clinical fieldwork placements. Students will earn a Master's of Science in Occupational Therapy. The OT Program is offered on a full-time basis only.

General Information

All occupational therapy practitioners must graduate from an accredited occupational therapy program and pass the national certification examination in order to practice occupational therapy. In addition, all states require certified occupational therapy therapists to be licensed.

The Entry-level M.S. in OT Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220. AOTA's phone number is (301) 652-2682. The ACOTE website is http://www.acoteonline.org.

Students in the OT program must be able to fulfill certain tasks and behaviors identified as Technical Standards and Essential Requirements.

Upon completion of all academic and fieldwork requirements of the OT Program, students are awarded a Master's of Science (M.S.) degree. Graduates of the OT Program are eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination for Occupational Therapists administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Information about NBCOT and the certification examination can be found at www.nbcot.org. See the table below for St. Scholastica OT student pass rates over the past three years. Note: A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure. An individual, who has a felony background and is considering entering an occupational therapy program, can have his or her background reviewed prior to actually applying for the exam by requesting an Early Determination Review at http://www.nbcot.org/early-determination-character-review. (There is a fee for this service.)

After successful completion of this examination, the individual will be a registered occupational therapist (OTR). State licensure is required in all 50 states; practitioners must work with licensing boards within states they plan to work in order to obtain initial licensure and maintain their license by acquiring continuing education credits and paying fees.

NBCOT Exam Graduate Pass Rates

Exam Year

2016

2017

2018

3 year total

Qualified test takers

 32

 33

 32

96

Qualified test takers who passed

32

33

32

96

Percentage of qualified test takers who passed

100%

 100%

100%

100% (average)

Cells reflect the number of test takers who passed the exam within one year of graduating regardless of the number of attempts. Pass rate data can be accessed by going to the NBCOT link: https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx. 

Application to the M.S. in OT Program

Priority Review

All St. Scholastica students who apply to the OT Program for admission will be given priority review. Priority review means that applicants who have earned a degree (or will earn a degree prior to starting the OT Program) from St. Scholastica will be reviewed prior to applicants with degrees from other colleges or universities. Priority review does not mean guaranteed admission.

Admissions Track

Applicants must follow these admission requirements:

  • B.A./B.S. degree from a regionally accredited institution. No specific baccalaureate major;
  • complete a minimum of 5 of the 7 required prerequisite courses by the deadline for application (mid-November) and complete the remaining required prerequisites no later than one week prior to the start of classes in June;
  • cumulative OR most recent 64 credit GPA of 3.0. The College will consider whichever is higher: cumulative GPA or most recent 64 credit GPA as calculated by OTCAS;
  • prerequisite GPA of 3.0. The prerequisite GPA is calculated separately using the highest grade received in required prerequisite courses;
  • complete all prerequisites with a grade of 2.0 or better and within 10 years of application;
  • submit GRE scores obtained within the 5 years prior to application and sent to the CSS OTCAS code of 1995. Recommended analytical writing score of 3.0 or better;
  • submit three letters of recommendation;
  • complete a minimum of 40 hours of observation with an occupational therapist; and
  • submit the completed Occupational Therapy Centralized Admission System (OTCAS) application (https://otcas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login) by the mid-November deadline.
Prerequisites for Admission

The following prerequisites (or their approved transfer equivalents) are required for admission:

  • BIO 2510 and BIO 2520: Anatomy Physiology I & II (prerequisite - BIO 2001)
  • HSC 2209: Medical Terminology (minimum of 1 semester credit);
  • PSY 1105: General Psychology;
  • PSY 2208: Life Span Developmental Psychology;
  • PSY 3331: Statistics;
  • Choice of SOC 1125 (Basic Concepts and Principles of Sociology); SOC 2433 (The Family and Society); HON 2125 (Global Sociology); or HIS/WMS 2231 (Cultural Anthropology).
Recommended Courses:
  • HSC 2500: Introduction to Occupational Therapy (minimum 1 semester credit; acceptable with a letter grade of C or better, or a "passing" grade);
  • PSC 1501: Physics (or PSC 1201);
  • PSY 3423: Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 3330: PSY/SOC Research Methods;
  • BIO 3020: Pathophysiology.

Students must complete a minimum of 5 of the 7 required prerequisite courses by the deadline for application (mid-November) and complete the remaining required prerequisites no later than one week prior to the start of classes in June.  All prerequisite courses must have been completed with a grade of 2.0 or better. Credits from high school advanced placement (AP) courses will not be eligible* to satisfy prerequisite coursework for the OT Program, as stated in the OT Department Handbook. The St. Scholastica OT Program does not give credit for work experience or credits taken in another occupational therapy program toward prerequisite or in-program courses. Prerequisite courses must be within the past 10 years.

*Any student may request a waiver of admission requirements through a written request to the Graduate Admissions Office. These requests must be received by the Graduate Admissions Office by October 15th to allow ample time for review prior to the mid-November application deadline. The Department Chair may determine prerequisite course equivalencies and grant waivers for time limitations without full admission committee involvement. Other waiver requests may require a committee vote. Waiver of GPA and course grade minimum requirements will not be considered. The Department Chair or the Admissions Committee Chair notifies the applicant and the Graduate Admissions Counselor of waiver decisions in writing.

Minimum Eligibility for Admission

All applicants to the OT Program at The College of St. Scholastica must meet the following minimum eligibility criteria in order for their application to be considered:

  • obtain a B.A./B.S. degree from a regionally accredited institution (No specific baccalaureate major is required.);
  • cumulative OR most recent 64 credit GPA of 3.0. The College will consider whichever is higher: cumulative GPA or most recent 64 credit GPA as calculated by OTCAS;
  • prerequisite GPA of 3.0. The prerequisite GPA is calculated separately using the highest grade received in required prerequisite courses.;
  • complete all prerequisites with a grade of 2.0 or better and within 10 years of application;
  • submit GRE scores obtained within the 5 years prior to application and sent to the St. Scholastica OTCAS code of 1995;
  • submit three letters of recommendation; and
  • complete a minimum of 40 hours of observation with an occupational therapist.

Note: meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission. Exceptions to minimum criteria may be made at the discretion of the admissions committee. Interviews are not typically part of the admission process for the OT Program.

Scoring of Admission Criteria

Applications that meet the above minimum eligibility criteria will be reviewed and scored by members of the admissions committee using a rubric. Applicants are ranked based on both quantitative and qualitative criteria. Quantitative measures include GRE scores (analytic writing, quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning) and computed GPA for all undergraduate work and prerequisite coursework. Qualitative aspects of the application are scored by members of the admissions committee. Areas that receive scoring include:

  • letters of recommendation: provide three recommendation letters. It is suggested that at least one of the three letters of recommendation be from a professor who knows the applicant well enough to speak to her/his qualification for graduate school.
  • observation hours: all applicants must have a minimum of 40 observation hours (additional points are awarded for greater than 40 hours). Applicants should consider the following when planning observations: observe various practice settings with distinctly different client populations (e.g., pediatrics and adult rehabilitation); all observations must be completed within two years before applying; all observations must be in a setting that offers the student the opportunity to shadow a registered/licensed occupational therapist;
  • previous experiences: applicants should provide details about their work history, community service, honors/recognitions, leadership, teaching, and participation in research activities, as these are awarded additional points; and
  • personal essays: essays that follow the prompts with clear expression of ideas, good organization, and absence of writing errors are awarded additional points.
Application Procedure Using OTCAS

All applicants must use the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS) as the only method for applying to the OT Program. Visit the OTCAS website at www.otcas.org for more information. The OT Program will consider only those applicants who submit a completed application through OTCAS. The following information is required:

  • official transcripts of baccalaureate and graduate coursework.  Minimum cumulative OR most recent 64 credit GPA of 3.0. The College will consider whichever is higher: cumulative GPA or most recent 64 credit GPA, as calculated by OTCAS AND Prerequisite GPA of 3.0. The prerequisite GPA is calculated separately using the highest grade received in required prerequisite courses;
  • official score from the current GRE general test (http://www.ets.org/gre) on the OTCAS application and submit official documentation of your score to the Graduate Admissions Office at The College of St. Scholastica;
  • three letters of recommendation;
  • record of observation hours;
  • personal essay;
  • record of accomplishments, work history, and service; and
  • international applicants to the OT Program must provide TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test scores, including the TWE (Test of Written English) essay rating. A score of 550 on the written test, score of 213 on the computer-based test or a score of 79 on the iBT TOEFL test or a four on the TWE essay rating are required for admission. The British International English Test, will also be acceptable, a minimum score of 6.5 is required for admission

The application deadline for the OT Program is mid-November. The initial acceptance pool consists of 36 students.

For information and assistance with applications, students may contact the Office of Graduate and Extended Campus Admissions (Graduate Admissions Office), The College of St. Scholastica, 1200 Kenwood Ave., Duluth, MN 55811-4199. Telephone (218)723-6285 or (866)478-9277, Email gradstudies@css.edu.

Requirements to Graduate

Students are expected to:

  • successfully complete didactic course requirements;
  • take all courses in sequence; if a student fails a course, he or she must retake that course when it is next available which may require the student to stop out of the OT Program resulting in a delay of graduation;
  • maintain a cumulative and semester GPA of 3.0 while in the OT Program;
  • successfully complete the Level I and II Fieldwork experiences. All Level II Fieldwork experiences must be completed within 24 months of completion of academic coursework; and
  • complete the required number of credits of the OT curriculum.

Additional Requirements of the OT Program

Once accepted into the OT Program, and prior to beginning classes, students must submit the following documentation to the Department of Occupational Therapy:

  • a copy of proof of current certification in CPR for professional providers "Health Care Provider BLS" through the American Heart Association;
  • a health screen through the College's Student Health Services, which includes proof of immunizations (Varicella titer, Rubella titer, and Tdap);
  • an annual Minnesota background study (regardless of state of residency). All students must complete a Minnesota background study and do fingerprints at the beginning of the OT Program. A background study in student's home state, if other than Minnesota, is also required. The background studies must be completed and returned with a "clear" status before the student may participate in clinical fieldwork; and
  • a federal criminal background study. Students will be notified on how to submit the appropriate forms. The cost is paid through course fees.

Additional requirements for participation in fieldwork may include a drug test/screen, additional immunizations or titers, etc. These requirements are site specific.

Fees and Expenses

In addition to St. Scholastica's student services, technology and health services fees, program fees of $300 are assessed four (4) times throughout the program for course materials and other expenses.  Students can anticipate total charges of $1,200 for course fees and approximately $2,000 for textbooks and resources, during the course of the 2-1/2 year OT Program. During the time a student is completing fieldwork, the student is responsible for living expenses, transportation to and from the site, and other related costs. Level II Fieldwork experiences are full-time (40 hours/week) work experiences that often require homework assignments and outside responsibilities. Fees are subject to change.

Student handbooks are provided to all accepted applicants for specific policies and procedures related to academics and fieldwork.

M.S. in OT Program Curriculum

We aim to give students a solid foundation for implementing the occupational therapy process so they are prepared to enter a variety of practice settings. The scope of the occupational therapy curriculum is intentionally broad in order to prepare students to work with diverse client populations across the lifespan in a wide range of environments. Moreover, the curriculum is designed to familiarize students to traditional practice areas including: children and youth; health and wellness; mental health; productive aging; rehabilitation and disability; and work and industry. Emerging areas of practice introduced include low vision, driving, transitions for older youths, depression in mental health, and new technology for rehabilitation. The courses offer depth of content that progresses from understanding of fundamental facts and concepts to application in dynamic clinic scenarios fieldwork experiences. The curriculum is designed to prepare students by providing the depth of knowledge and skill to be competent entry-level practitioners. 

The courses in the Occupational Therapy program's curriculum are sequenced in a way that allows for integration of course content with experiential application in each semester. Each Level I fieldwork is integrated with content in courses that are occurring simultaneously and allow for application of learned information and the progression of knowledge translation, skill development, and independent clinical thinking. With the exception of summer sessions, semesters have been divided into session I and session II to allow students to focus on fewer courses at one time allowing for reflection about the complexities of clinical practice. Please see the curriculum schema for specific courses and when they appear in the curriculum.

M.S. in OT Program Student Learning Outcomes

The College of St. Scholastica Occupational Therapy graduates will:

1.       utilize occupation-based practice to enhance client performance and participation throughout the occupational therapy process

          · design evaluation and intervention strategies for clients that are occupation-based to maximize meaningful occupational outcomes,

          · develop intentional relationships with clients,

          · appraise physical, personal, temporal, virtual, situational, cultural and social contexts and environments that affect occupational performance,

          · support and implement client-centered strategies that promote collaboration with clients, caregivers, and other professionals in the delivery of occupational therapy services.

2.       value the contribution of scholarly inquiry to the profession of occupational therapy

           · synthesize information from best research evidence, clinical experience, client choices, and expert consensus to make clinical decisions in collaboration with the client,

           · interpret, synthesize and apply information from a wide range of sources to contribute to and inform professional practice.

3.       demonstrate professionalism during interactions with clients, communities, and professionals

           · advocate for the profession, community, and client by demonstrating inclusive excellence and leadership skills throughout clinical experiences and inter-professional interactions,

           · utilize ethical principles as a guide during clinical situations and inter-professional interactions,

           · develop and sustain professional and therapeutic relationships through effective verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills,

           · justify the concepts and opinions of the profession of occupational therapy while seeking to understand the perspectives of others.

 4.       use various forms of clinical reasoning (such as diagnostic, narrative, procedural, pragmatic, interactive and conditional, and ethical) throughout the occupational therapy process    

           · integrate learned knowledge with active problem solving to reflect subjective and contextualized knowledge when making decisions,

           · explain how a practitioner's skills and personal life situations can influence decision making,

           · apply an ethical decision making framework to practice situations,

           · understand the meaning of role interruption and change from a client's perspective.

Courses

OTH 6101 - Occupational Performance 1: Movement Capacities and Abilities - 4 cr.
Application of the occupational therapy perspective on human movement. Focus on functional performance including analysis of static and dynamic forces, anatomical mechanics and kinematics including performance qualities specific to the context and environment. Application of these concepts for use in occupational therapy assessment and intervention is addressed. Emphasis is on determining patterns of dysfunction and facilitating optimum performance during task directed activity within life role contexts.

OTH 6105 - Anatomy for Occupational Performance - 4 cr.
An advanced neuromusculoskeletal anatomy course that emphasizes the functional relationships between musculature, nervous tissue, vascular components, and the skeletal system of the extremities and trunk. A cadaver dissection laboratory enhances understanding of anatomical relationships within body regions that contribute to successful physical task performance. Unique perspective is provided towards understanding the material in terms of occupational performance addressed in occupational therapy.

OTH 6210- Basic Tenets of Occupational Therapy - 4 cr.
Explores the three basic tenets of occupational therapy through the profession, the practice, and the practitioner. The profession and practice of occupational therapy is analyzed through the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework and theoretical models of occupation. The professional roles and ethical responsibilities of the practitioner are studied.

OTH 6220 - Assessment of Occupational Performance I - 4 cr.
Provides the process of selecting and administering clinical measurement tools used to guide evaluation and assessment of a client's occupational performance. Students learn to use a client-centered approach to clinical assessment including formal and informal interviewing techniques and skilled observation of occupational performance skills and patterns.

OTH 6240 - Occupational Performance II: Integrated Capacities and Abilities - 4 cr.
Occupational performance is analyzed by understanding how performance capacity and abilities integrate to result in activity completion. Observation skills are developed through ability to describe and analyze optimal function in occupations. Skills are developed for facilitating occupational performance through interventions of occupations, activities, and preparatory methods.

OTH 6250 - Occupational Therapy Experiential I: Level I Fieldwork Reflection and Integration - 2 cr.
Provides opportunities to build beginning-level professional skills through exposure to different clinical settings and client populations. Situations to practice careful observation, clear communication, therapeutic use of self, and task analysis through scheduled visits to community settings occur. Professional development is initiated in the community followed by self-reflection of experiences. Expands upon current understanding of human occupational performance and gains insight to working with diverse client populations.

OTH 6340 - Assessment of Occupational Performance II - 4 cr.
Focuses on selection and administration of specific screening and assessment tools that include three main areas: abilities and capacities; roles and competence; and environmental factors affecting an individual's function and participation in a range of occupations and contexts. The use of evidence from the scientific literature, client values, and clinical reasoning will be emphasized in making decisions when selecting assessments for clients. The importance of developing and utilizing outcome measures that document the effectiveness of OT services is also emphasized.

OTH 6233 - Evidence-Based Occupational Therapy I - 2 cr.
Provides an understanding of and appreciation for the concept of evidence-based practice. Develops fundamental scientific inquiry skills related to gathering, reading, understanding, and critically appraising the rehabilitation research literature in order to become evidence-based occupational therapists. Emphasizes appreciating the value of life-long learning as future occupational therapists as well as developing the skills to carry this out in challenging and changing clinical environments.

OTH 6310 - Optimizing Occupational Performance - 4 cr.
Identifies concepts of occupation-based practice for intervention selection including application of a model or a frame of reference, analysis of the activity, the client, and the environment. Processes are identified for matching client skills and abilities with the challenge of the task through grading and adapting meaningful occupations. Therapeutic mechanisms of behavior management, building rapport, and client learning are emphasized.

OTH 6334 - Evidence-Based Occupational Therapy II - 2 cr.
Designed to help occupational therapy students apply their knowledge about evidence-based practice to clinical experiences and the development of new evidence in occupational therapy. Builds on basic concepts of evidence-based practice by examining more advanced quantitative and qualitative data analysis techniques for application to both clinical and research experiences.

OTH 6335 - Occupational Performance III: Well-Being and Care of Self - 4 cr.
Explores life roles of individuals and the contexts and environments in which they engage in those life roles. The activities of daily living and some instrumental activities of daily living central to the care of self will be analyzed with development of intervention strategies for various populations. Further, an individuals' sense of accomplishment and enjoyment through self-enhancement occupations of play and leisure will be analyzed and intervention strategies will be developed. The performance patterns of individuals including activities, habits, and routines are analyzed throughout the occupational therapy process.

OTH 6350 - Experiential II: Level I Fieldwork Basic Clinical Experiences - 4 cr.
Integrates occupational therapy theory into practice through hands-on learning experiences. Occurs within the occupational therapy process, while providing client-centered care in a supervised and mentor-based setting. OTH 6410 - Experiential III: Level I Fieldwork Integrating Clinical Experience - 2 cr.
Reinforces clinical skills, professional behaviors and professional relationships, clinical reasoning skills, ethical issues, and how to integrate occupational therapy theory into practice. Students will become familiar with various intervention settings and clinical conditions.

OTH 6410 - Experiential III: Level I Fieldwork Integrating Clinical Experience - 2 cr.
Reinforces clinical skills, professional behaviors and professional relationships, clinical reasoning skills, ethical issues, and how to integrate occupational therapy theory into practice. Students will become familiar with various intervention settings and clinical conditions.

OTH 6433 - Evidence-Based Occupational Therapy III - 2 cr.
Designed to expand ability to consume scientific evidence and contribute to the body of knowledge in occupational therapy. Develops searching, appraisal, and scholarly writing skills by completing a thorough review of the literature in order to justify and clarify the purpose of the project idea developed in Evidence-Based Occupational Therapy II (OTH 6334). Addresses ethics of research including Institutional Review Board application. Research proposal writing of a methods section sets the stage for data collection in subsequent Evidence-Based Occupational Therapy IV (OTH 6533).

OTH6540 - Elective Level I Fieldwork Integrating Clinical Experience - 2 cr.
Reinforces clinical skills, professional behaviors and professional relationships, clinical reasoning skills, ethical issues, and how to integrate occupational therapy theory into practice. Students will become familiar with various intervention settings and clinical conditions.

OTH 6510 - Occupational Performance IV: Home and Environment Management - 4 cr.
Home and environment management includes focus on creating interventions to address life skills related to community mobility including driving rehabilitation, management of areas for medication, communication, finance, home, safety, and health, care of others, and shopping. Interventions to address social participation as a self-enhancement area of occupation with community, peer, and family will be developed. Designing group process for client learning to address social participation and areas of home and environment management will be included followed by implementation of those group processes. Opportunities to evaluate various practice settings to determine influences and considerations in occupational therapy process will occur.

OTH 6533 - Evidence-Based Occupational Therapy IV - 2 cr.
Facilitates the student's progress toward contributing to the body of knowledge in occupational therapy. Builds on work completed in Evidence-Based Occupational Therapy III (OTH 6433) by collecting data and performing the appropriate statistical analyses needed to answer their research questions. Summarize findings narratively and graphically into a results section.

OTH 6534 - Transformative Engagement in Occupational Therapy - 4 cr.
Through the transformative engagement process, students will integrate prior learning with personal reflection and current theories related to concepts of supervision, management and leadership. Application of leadership and management theory, professional ethics and behaviors and the importance of professional relationships is facilitated through clinically-based scenarios. Evaluation of administrative structure and service delivery within health facilities, organizations and agencies with respect to occupational therapy's role. Creation and evaluation of outcomes related to evidence-based practice, documentation, peer review, reimbursement, service provision and organizational change.

OTH 6550 - Occupational Therapy Experiential IV: Intermediate Clinical Experiences - 4 cr.
Integrates occupational therapy into practice through a mentored clinical setting. Designed to provide application of clinical knowledge and skills, professional behaviors and relationships, clinical reasoning, and ethical decision making. Hands-on learning experiences of the occupational therapy process and provides client-centered care in a supervised setting.

OTH 6633 - Evidence-Based Occupational Therapy V- 2 cr.
Builds on work completed in Evidence-Based Occupational Therapy IV (OTH 6533) by writing a formal discussion section that explains and interprets research findings and places the main findings within the context of previous research. Discusses options for disseminating research results and implications of findings.

OTH 6722 - Level II Fieldwork A - 6 cr.
Opportunity to learn and practice the role of an occupational therapist by developing clinical skills, clinical reasoning skills and reflective practice at the entry level under the supervision of a skilled practitioner. Transmits the values and beliefs of occupational therapy into ethical practice and to develop professionalism and competence as ongoing career responsibilities.

OTH 6735 - Occupational Performance V: Skill Advancement - 4 cr.
Explores self-advancement occupations of education and work along with advanced practice settings including hand therapy, work/industry, neonatal intensive care unit, education, emerging practice, and non-traditional areas of practice. Focus of interventions includes alternative healing practices and advanced skill areas while maintaining ethical reasoning, evidence-based practice, and professional communications.

OTH 6750 - Advanced Clinical Reasoning - 1 cr.
Designed to integrate theory, knowledge of pathologies and intervention strategies with an understanding of human performance and adaptation. Focuses on students' abilities to integrate and articulate the role of the occupational therapist in a variety of complex situations and practice settings involving individuals and populations. Specific issues in global health care including public policy, access to service, at-risk populations and advocacy are addressed. Personal reflection of transformative engagement through leadership, management and professional development are emphasized.

OTH 6822 - Level II Fieldwork B - 6 cr.
Opportunity to learn and practice the role of an occupational therapist by developing clinical skills, clinical reasoning skills and reflective practice at the entry level under the supervision of a skilled practitioner. Transmits the values and beliefs of occupational therapy into ethical practice and to develop professionalism and competence as ongoing career responsibilities.

OTH 6777 - Independent Study - 0-7 cr.
Topics in Occupational Therapy.

OTH 6900 - Continued Enrollment - 0 cr.
Students are required to be enrolled continuously until the final research project and fieldwork are completed. A fee equal to one master's credit will be assessed each fall and spring semester until Occupational Therapy Program requirements are completed, if not registered for another OTH professional program course. Students on academic or behavioral probation may also be required to enroll in OTH 6900 during the time they are working on remediation plans.

OTH 6999 - Independent Study - 0-7 cr.
Independent study in Occupational Therapy.