Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Health Professions
Department of Occupational Therapy

Curriculum

PACE & BSMS OT Programs

The BSMS Occupational Therapy Program is an entry level program that leads to a Bachelor of Science in Occupation and Health and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy that are awarded concurrently at completion of the program. Students complete two years of prerequisite coursework before entering the program.

Credit Requirements

CREDIT SUMMARY CREDITS
Credits Required for Admission 58
Undergraduate Credits 62
Total Credits for Thomas Jefferson University Bachelor of Science Requirement 120
Graduate Credits  35
Total Credits for BS/MS in Occupational Therapy 155

Length of Program & Activities

Year One

  • September - May: Fall and spring semester coursework
  • May - June: Summer session coursework

Year Two

  • September - May: Fall and spring semester coursework
  • May - June: Summer session coursework
  • June - August: Full-time Fieldwork Level II rotation and online coursework (12 weeks)

Year Three

  • September - December: Full-time Fieldwork Level II rotation and online coursework (12 weeks)
  • January - May: Spring semester coursework

Year One

Fall Semester (18 credits)

18 undergraduate credits, 0 graduate credits

Course Title Credits
OT 300 Introduction to Applied Science 1
OT 302 Applied Anatomy & Kinesiology (Lecture/Laboratory) 4
OT 311 Health and Health Conditions 4
OT 321 Foundations of Occupation-Centered Practice I 2
OT 330 Using an Occupational Therapy Lens in the Clinic: Fieldwork Level 1 2
OT 336 Occupation Through the Life Span 5

Spring Semester (18 credits)

15 undergraduate credits, 3 graduate credits

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
CMST 201 Technology Applications for Health Care 3
OT 308 Concepts in Neurodevelopment (Lecture/Laboratory) 4
OT 322 Foundations of Occupation-Centered Practice II 2
OT 340 Domains of Occupational Therapy Practice: Fieldwork Level I 2
OT 357 Evaluation Process 4
OT 577 Historical Perspectives on Theory-Based Practice 3

Summer Session I (2 credits)

2 undergraduate credits, 0 graduate credits

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
OT 341 Occupational Analysis & Evaluation: Fieldwork Level I 2

Year Two

Fall Semester (15 credits)

4 undergraduate credits, 11 graduate credits

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
OT 440 Interventions: Enhancing Human Performance, Fieldwork Level I 2
OT 441 Interventions: Enhancing Social Participation, Fieldwork Level I      2
OT 552 Interventions: Enhancing Human Performance (lecture/laboratory) 5
OT 558 Interventions: Enhancing Social Participation (lecture/laboratory) 3
Graduate Elective or Independent Study 3

Spring Semester (15 credits)

9 undergraduate credits, 6 graduate credits

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
Undergraduate Elective 3
OT 400 Interprofessional Care Planning 3
OT 306 Understanding Research Principles 3
OT 560 Interventions: Environmental Competence 3
OT 561 Environmental Competence Lab 1
OT 562 Environmental Competence in Action 1
OT 600 Occupational Therapy Professional Seminar 1

Summer Session I, May-June (6 credits)

2 undergraduate credits, 4 graduate credits

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
OT 467 Health Services Administration & Professional Development 2
OT 603 Research Mentorship and Methods 4

Summer Session II, July-September (7 credits)

6 undergraduate credits, 1 graduate credit

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
OT 480 Fieldwork Level II A 6
OT 578 Evidence-Based Practice I (on-line) 1

Year Three

Fall Semester (7 credits)

6 undergraduate credits, 1 graduate credit

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
OT 482 Fieldwork Level II B (October - December) 6
OT 579 Evidence Based Practice II (on-line, October - December) 1

Spring Semester (9 credits)

0 undergraduate credits, 9 graduate credits

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
OT 682 Clinical Leadership 3
OT 627 Program Design & Evaluation 3
OT 670 Advanced Research Seminar 3