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The FIU Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MS-OT) curriculum is grounded in hands-on, learner-centered education and evidence-based practice to equip students with the clinical and interpersonal skills, critical thinking, problem-solving and ethical reasoning abilities required to be successful in the profession.

Courses & Syllabi

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Total Credits Required:  80

  • Year 1: Fall Semester (16 credits)
    • OTH 5011: Foundation of Occupational Therapy Practice (3 credits)
    • OTH 5162: Therapeutic Approaches in Occupational Therapy (2 credits)
    • OTH 5162L: Therapeutic Approaches in Occupational Therapy Lab (1 credit)
    • OTH 5202: Occupational Development: Infancy Throughout Adolescence (3 credits)
    • OTH 5202L: Occupational Development: Infancy Throughout Adolescence Lab (1 credit)
    • OTH 5224: Conditions Affecting Occupational Performancee (3 credits)
    • OTH 5760: Current Research in Occupational Therapy (3 credits)
  • Year 1: Spring Semester (15 credits)
    • OTH 5203: Occupational Development: Adulthood and Aging (3 credits)
    • OTH 5414: Analysis of Human Motion (3 credits)
    • OTH 5414L: Analysis of Human Motion Lab (1 credit)
    • OTH 5921L: Integrative Seminar I (2 credits)
    • OTH 6195: Assistive Technology & the Environment (2 credits)
    • OTH 6195L: Assistive Technology & the Environment Lab (1 credit)
    • OTH 6772: Evidence Based Practice & Critical Appraisal (3 credits)
  • Year 1: Summer Semester (6 credits)
    • OTH 5217: Occupational Engagement Throughout the Continuum of Care (2 credits)
    • OTH 5217L: Occupational Engagement Throughout the Continuum of Care Lab (1 credit)
    • OTH 5430: Biomechanical & Rehabilitative Approaches in Occupational Therapy I (2 credits)
    • OTH 5430L: Biomechanical & Rehabilitative Approaches in Occupational Therapy I Lab (1 credit)
  • Year 2: Fall Semester (13 credits)
    • OTH 5301: Adaptation of Human Occupation & Environment for Psychosocial Practice I (2 credits)
    • OTH 5301L: Adaptation of Human Occupation & Environment for Psychosocial Practice I Lab (1 credit)
    • OTH 5524: Occupation-based Intervention for Pediatric Populations (3 credits)
    • OTH 5524L: Occupation-based Intervention for Pediatric Populations Lab (1 credit)
    • OTH 6431: Biomechanical & Rehabilitative Approaches in Occupational Therapy II (2 credits)
    • OTH 6431L: Biomechanical & Rehabilitative Approaches in Occupational Therapy II Lab (1 credit)
    • OTH 6972: Master’s Project (3 credits)
  • Year 2: Spring Semester (15 credits)
    • OTH 5438: Adult Neurorehabilitative Approaches in Occupational Therapy (3 credits)
    • OTH 5438L: Adult Neurorehabilitative Approaches in Occupational Therapy (1 credit)
    • OTH 5725: Management & Community Based Practice in Occupational Therapy (3 credits)
    • OTH 5843C: Adaptation of Human Occupation & Environment for Psychosocial Practice II (3 credits)
    • OTH 5922L: Integrative Seminar II (2 credits)
    • OTH 6973: Master’s Project (3 credits)
  • Year 2: Summer Semester (6 credits)
    • OTH 5845: Level II Fieldwork I (6 credits)
  • Year 3: Fall Semester (9 credits)
    • OTH 5846: Level II Fieldwork II (6 credits)
    • OT Elective (3 credits)