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

Curriculum

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
(MSOT) Programs

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) is a graduate program for students with a Bachelor’s degree in a field other than occupational therapy and have completed prerequisite coursework (29 credits) at a regionally accredited institution. Accelerated MSOT (3+2) students enter the MSOT program when they transfer to Thomas Jefferson University.

Credit Requirements

Course Title Credits
Total Undergraduate Credits 47
Total Graduate Credits 35
Total Credits for MSOT in Occupational Therapy 82

Length of Program & Activities

Year One

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

Year Two

  • September - December: Fall semester coursework
  • January - June: Two-full time Fieldwork Level II rotations (full-time) and online coursework
  • July - August: Summer session coursework

Year One

Fall Semester (18 credits)

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
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 336 Occupation Through the Life Span 5
OT 340 Domains of Occupational Therapy Practice: Fieldwork Level I 2
OT 600 Occupational Therapy Professional Seminar 1

Spring Semester (18 credits)

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
OT 308 Concepts in Neurodevelopment (Lecture/Laboratory) 4
OT 322 Foundations of Occupation-Centered Practice II 2
OT 357 Evaluation Process 4
OT 577 Historical Perspectives on Theory-Based Practice 3
OT 560 Interventions: Environmental Competence 3
OT 561 Environmental Competence Lab 1
OT 562 Environmental Competence In Action 1

Summer Session I (8 credits)

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
OT 341 Occupational Analysis & Evaluation: Fieldwork Level I 2
OT 467 Health Services Administration & Professional Development 2
OT 603 Research Mentorship and Methods 4

Year Two

Fall Semester (15 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 (14 credits)

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
OT 480 Fieldwork Level II A (January - March) 6
OT 482 Fieldwork Level II B (April - June) 6
OT 578 Evidence-Based Practice I (on-line January - March) 1
OT 579 Evidence-Based Practice II (on-line April - June) 1

Summer Session II (9 credits)

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