The professional master's curriculum is composed of 60 required course credits (quarter hours) for the first calendar year and 61 required course credits for the second calendar year, for a total of 121 quarter credits. Fieldwork courses are placed in the first and second years of the curriculum and include three 1-credit Level I experiences and two 12-credit Level II experiences. Moreover, faculty-guided and supervised learning opportunities in the community are pivotal learning experiences during the second year which reinforce and expand students' mastery of content and skill performance related to occupational therapy evaluation and intervention.

Students' proficiency in evaluation and intervention, independent decision-making and critical thinking are emphasized during OT Fieldwork II-A and II-B of the curriculum, which occur during the spring quarter of the second professional year and the fall quarter of the third professional year. Fieldwork experiences are offered in clinical, community, hospital, school, and other facilities that have a legal agreement with the University and are located throughout the continental United States. Relocation for fieldwork experiences may be required.

This curriculum applies to students admitted in Summer Quarter 2023. For students admitted prior to Summer 2023, refer to the published curriculum listing in the Midwestern University Catalog for their respective year of matriculation.

The Occupational Therapy Program reserves the right to alter its curriculum however and whenever it deems appropriate. Information in this catalog does not establish a contractual relationship between MWU and the student.

Total Quarter Credits in the Professional Program: 121

First Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required: 60.0
Summer Quarter
ANATG 502 Anatomy Credits: 4
OTHEG 509 Analysis of Movement Credits: 2
OTHEG 510 Occupational Therapy Foundations Credits: 2.0
OTHEG 518 Activity Analysis Credits: 2
OTHEG 519 Intentional Relationships Credits: 2
Total 12.0
Fall Quarter 15.0
ANATG 582 Neuroscience Credits: 2.5
COREG 1560D Interprofessional Healthcare Credits: 0.5
OTHEG 500 Fieldwork I-A Credits: 1
OTHEG 534 Cognition and Perception Credits: 3
OTHEG 538 Occupational Therapy Process Credits: 4
OTHEG 544 Psychosocial Practice I Credits: 3
OTHEG 550 Fieldwork Foundations Credits: 1
Total 15.0
Winter Quarter 15.5
COREG 1570D Interprofessional Healthcare Credits: 0.5
OTHEG 515 Neuro-Rehabilitation Credits: 5
OTHEG 523 Evidence-Based Practice I Credits: 2
OTHEG 537 Biomechanics Credits: 3
OTHEG 502 Childhood Occupations Credits: 3
OTHEG 530 Principles of Teaching and Learning Credits: 2
Total 15.5
Spring Quarter 17.5
COREG 1580D Interprofessional Healthcare Credits: 0.5
OTHEG 521 Professional Writing Credits: 1
OTHEG 524 Evidence-Based Practice II Credits: 2
OTHEG 536 Fieldwork I-B Credits: 1
OTHEG 545 Orthotics and Physical Agents Credits: 3
OTHEG 546 Psychosocial Practice II Credits: 3
OTHEG 547 Group Dynamics Credits: 2
OTHEG 551 Aging Credits: 5
Total 17.5

Second Professional Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required: 61.0
Summer Quarter
OTHEG 603 Assistive Technology Credits: 3
OTHEG 640 Therapeutic Reasoning I Credits: 3
OTHEG 611 Pediatrics I: Young Children/Early Intervention Credits: 5
OTHEG 615 Population Health & Emerging Practice Credits: 4
OTHEG 653 Evidence-Based Practice III Credits: 3
OTHEG 670 Elective Credits: 1*
Total 18-19.0*
Fall Quarter 16-17.0*
OTHEG 637 Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Credits: 3
OTHEG 605 Professional Development Credits: 4
OTHEG 621 Pediatrics II: Youth/School-Aged Credits: 5
OTHEG 636 Fieldwork I-C Credits: 1
OTHEG 663 Evidence-Based Practice IV Credits: 3
OTHEG 670 Elective Credits: 1*
Total 16-17.0*
Winter Quarter 14.0
OTHEG 691 Clinical Assessment and Review Credits: 2
OTHEG 695 Fieldwork II-A Credits: 12
Total 14.0
Spring Quarter 12.0
OTHEG 697 Fieldwork II-B Credits: 12
Total 12.0
Summer Quarter
Reuse Credits:
Reuse Credits:
OTHEG 530 Principles of Teaching and Learning Credits: 2
Reuse Credits:
Total 12
Fall Quarter 12
OTHEG 697 Fieldwork II-B Credits: 12
Total 12


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