Students in the BS/MS curriculum begin the professional program in the senior year and complete the following courses:
Classes in the professional program meet on weekdays throughout the day and early evening.
Many courses require experiential learning activities in addition to scheduled classes.
During the senior year students will typically be in class or experiential learning activities from 18 to 24 hours a week.
OT 792, Level I Fieldwork, is scheduled for two weeks during the “J” term between first and second semesters
OT 751: Mind Body Systems/Neurologically Based Function and Dysfunction
OT 752: Human Movement: Environmental Effects on Everyday Occupations & Lab
OT 710: Occupational Therapy Practice and Professional Roles
OT 741: Human Occupation
OT 792: Level I Fieldwork (J term)
OT 771: Enabling Participation in Community Groups & Lab OR
OT 730: Enhancing Occupational Performance Through Assistive Technology & Lab
OT 785: Research Methods & Application to Practice
OT 745: Administration & Management for Occupational Therapy Practice
OT 760: Occupational Therapy Psychosocial Evaluation and Intervention & Lab
At the end of this year students are awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Science. The students will apply to the Graduate School as advanced-standing students in the professional master’s program. An overall minimum grade point of 3.0 and a minimum of 3.0 G. P. A. in prerequisite courses is required for admission to the master’s degree program.
Second Year of the Professional Program
The courses to the right are required of all students.
Fieldwork is full time beginning in early January and continuing through June.
OT 871: Enabling Participation in Community Groups & Lab OR
OT 830 Enhancing Occupational Performance Through Assistive Technology & Lab
OT 862: Occupational Therapy Evaluation and Intervention for Children & Lab
OT 863: Occupational Therapy Evaluation and Intervention for Adults & Lab
OT 846: Transitions: Student to Professional
OT 854: Level II Fieldwork I
OT 856: Level II Fieldwork II
OT 855: Level II Fieldwork Blackboard discussion forum
The courses to the right are required of all students:
OT 865: Occupational Therapy Practice and Professional Reasoning
OT 875: Leadership in Occupational Therapy Systems of Practice
OT 886: Engagement in Research
Students are responsible for transportation to off-campus fieldwork sites and other community learning experiences. Personal liability insurance for the practical components of the curriculum is necessary and provided through UNH.
Curriculum review and revision is undertaken annually. Occupational Therapy faculty members work closely with students during academic advising sessions and share information about policy and requirement changes during registration periods as well as throughout the academic year. Students are also expected to take an active role in verifying expectations and should check with their department advisers each September for updated policies and requirements. Program requirements and policies for retention in the major are posted annually in the OT Department Policy and Procedure Manual, which is available on the OT Department Organization site on BlackBoard. Students are expected to ensure they have updated information on the department’s current policies and procedures.