Shenandoah’s 75-credit Master of Science in Occupational Therapy is delivered in a flexible, hybrid format, with much of the content delivered online. Students attend classes on campus one day per week and fieldwork experiences are completed on non-campus days and during normal working hours. Additionally, students are expected to engage in hands-on experiences in their home communities as directed by faculty. The learning model requires students to think critically and act professionally in independent, interpersonal and community-based problem-solving experiences. Graduates of this program enter the field as skilled and compassionate occupational therapists, serving a diverse range of patient populations in a variety of health care and community-based settings.
All students, upon graduation from the Shenandoah University’s Division of Occupational Therapy (SUDOT), will receive a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. SUDOT 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 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and the web address is www.acoteonline.org.
SUDOT’s next full accreditation review is in 2020-2021.
SEMESTER 1 (FALL)
OT 522 FOUNDATIONS OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY – 4 CREDITS
OT 523 THERAPEUTIC OCCUPATION – 2 CREDITS
OT 524 OCCUPATION AND MOVEMENT – 4 CREDITS
OT 525 FUNDAMENTALS OF SCHOLARLY INQUIRY – 3 CREDITS
OT 526 FOUNDATIONAL CASE GROUPS I – 1 CREDIT
OT 527 COMMUNITY APPLICATION WITH INDIVIDUALS – 2 CREDITS
TOTAL– 16 CREDITS
SEMESTER 2 (SPRING)
OT 531 SCHOLARLY INQUIRY: DESIGN AND ANALYSIS – 3 CREDITS
OT 532 NEURO-OCCUPATION – 5 CREDITS
OT 534 ANALYSIS OF HEALTH AND OCCUPATION – 2 CREDITS
OT 535 MANAGEMENT AND SYSTEMS IN OT SETTINGS – 3 CREDITS
OT 536 FOUNDATIONAL CASE GROUPS II – 1 CREDIT
OT 537 COMMUNITY APPLICATION IN SYSTEMS – 2 CREDITS
TOTAL– 16 CREDITS
SEMESTER 3 (FALL)
OT 621 SCHOLARLY INQUIRY: PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION – 2 CREDITS
OT 623 OT IN BIOMECHANICAL AND NEUROLOGICAL PRACTICE – 4 CREDITS
OT 624 OT IN MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE – 3 CREDITS
OT 625 OCCUPATIONAL PERFORMANCE AND PARTICIPATION: CHILDREN – 4 CREDITS
OT 626 BASIC CASE GROUPS – 1 CREDIT
OT 628 *BASIC LEVEL 1 FIELDWORK – 1 CREDIT
TOTAL – 15 CREDITS
SEMESTER 4 (SPRING)
OT 630 SCHOLARLY INQUIRY: APPLICATION – 3 CREDITS
OT 631 SPECIALIZATION: OT WITH CHILDREN – 3 CREDITS
OT 633 ENVIRONMENTAL INTERVENTION – 3 CREDITS
OT 634 POLICY AND ADVOCACY – 3 CREDITS
OT 635 SPECIALIZATION: OT FOR ADULTS – 3 CREDITS
OT638 *BRIDGE LEVEL 1 FIELDWORK – 1 CREDIT
TOTAL – 16 CREDITS
SEMESTER 5 (SUMMER)
OT 640 *LEVEL 2 FIELDWORK – 6 CREDITS
OT 641 *LEVEL 2 FIELDWORK – 6 CREDITS
* ALL FIELDWORK EXPERIENCES ARE COMPLETED ON NON-CAMPUS DAYS AND DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS.
SUDOT requires potential students to go through OTCAS for the application process. This is an online centralized application service located at www.otcas.org which has a thorough and accurate list of all required documents and prerequisites for the program. For a list of the prerequisites, please go to Shenandoah University that can be found on the list of participating programs located on OTCAS. The application process is closed for the 2013 admission application, but will be available after July 17th, 2013 to apply for fall 2014. All applications for fall 2014 must be completed by our closing date of November 30th, 2013.