Program Curriculum

Program Timeframe Students must complete all didactic coursework and Level II Fieldwork within a period of five years after commencing the occupational therapy program. Furthermore, all Level II Fieldwork must be completed within eighteen months following completion of academic coursework while remaining within the five year time frame.

Progression within the Curriculum Students enrolled in the WVU Occupational Therapy program must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA as well as achieve a minimum grade of “C” in all Occupational Therapy courses to progress through the Occupational Therapy program. Failure to maintain these minimums will result in the student collaborating with the Division of Occupational Therapy’s Student Affairs Committee and program director to resolve the academic performance issues. The university’s academic requirements and probation standards can be found at http://admissions.wvu.edu/admissions/university-requirements

The Division of Occupational Therapy is in the process of altering the curriculum to better prepare students for the current practice environment. The curriculum listed below reflects the new course sequence that is effective as of Fall 2013.

First Year

Summer

OTH 301 - : Found of Profession in OT
2 Hours

OTH 311 - : Anatomic Found Occupation
4 Hours

Total: 6 Hours

Fall Semester

OTH 303 - Functional Movement Across the Lifespan
2 Hours

OTH 304 - Physical Impairment and Fxn 1
4 Hours

OTH 360 - Research Methods in OT
3 Hours

OTH 435 - Therapeutic Activity
3 Hours

OTH 370 - : Intro to Occ Science
3 Hours

OTH 312 - : Kinesiology Foundations
2 Hours

Total: 17 Hours

Spring Semester

OTH 307 - Neuro-Biologic Foundations
4 Hours

OTH 308 - Evaluation Procedures
3 Hours

OTH 309 - The Brain and Occupation in OT
1 Hour

OTH 321 - Development Life Tasks
3 Hours

OTH 310 - Critical reasoning in OT (W)
3 Hours

OTH 480 - Current Topics in OT
1 Hour

OTH 361 - Qualitative Research in OT
1 Hour

OTH 384 - Level 1 Fieldwork 1
2 Hours

Total: 18 Hours

Second Year

Fall Semester

OTH 387 - Level 1 Fieldwork 4
2 Hours

OTH 401 - Physical Impairment and Fxn 2
4 Hours

OTH 417 - Occupational Therapy Geriatrics
3 Hours

OTH 430 - Occupational Therapy Mental Health
3 Hours

OTH 440 - Cognition and Perception in OT
2 Hours

OTH 497 - Research
1 Hour

OTH 403 - : Intro Pediatrics in Occ Therapy
2 Hours

Total: 17 Hours

Spring Semester

OTH 386 - Level 1 Fieldwork 3
2 Hours

OTH 408 - Physical Impairments and FXN 3
3 Hours

OTH 416 - Professional Decision Making
2 Hours

OTH 419 - Professional Values
3 Hours

OTH 432 - OT Interventions in Mental Health
3 Hours

OTH 480 - Current Topics in OT
1 Hour

OTH 405 - UE Rehabilitation
4 Hours

OTH 497 - Research Capstone
1 Hour

Total: 19 Hours

Third Year (Graduate)

Summer Semester

OTH 540 - Level 2 Fieldwork 1
6 Hours

Total: 6 Hours

Fall Semester

OTH 500 - Health Care Issues in OT
3 Hours

OTH 503 - OT in Pediatrics
3 Hours

OTH 570 - Advanced Theory in OT
3 Hours

OTH 520 - OT in the Work Environment
3 Hours

OTH 551 - OT in Prevention and Wellness
3 Hours

OTH 697 - Research
2 Hours

Total: 17 Hours

Spring Semester

OTH 594 - Professional Development
1 Hour

OTH 501 - Management of OT Practice
4 Hours

OTH 550 - Education in OT Practice
3 Hours

OTH 697 - Research
2 Hours

OTH 640 - Level 2 Fieldwork 2
6 Hours

Total: 16 Hours