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. The curriculum listed below reflects the course sequence that is effective as of Fall 2013.

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

First Year

Summer

  • OTH 301 - : Found of Profession in OT
    2 Hours
  • OTH 311 - : Anatomic Foundations of OT
    4 Hours

Fall Semester

  • OTH 303 - Functional Movement Across the Lifespan
    2 Hours
  • OTH 304 - Physical Impairment and Function 1
    4 Hours
  • OTH 312 Functional Kinesiology in Occupational Therapy
  • 2 Hours
  • OTH 360 - Research Methods in OT
    3 Hours
  • OTH 435 - Therapeutic Activity
    3 Hours
  • OTH 370 - Principles of  Occupational Science
    3 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
    3 Hours
  • OTH 361 - Qualitative Research in OT
    1 Hour
  • OTH 384 - Level 1 Fieldwork 1
    2 Hours
  • OTH 480 - Current Topics in OT
    1 Hour

Second Year

Fall Semester

  • OTH 387 - Level 1 Fieldwork 4
    2 Hours
  • OTH 401 - Physical Impairment and Function 2
    4 Hours
  • OTH 403 - : Intro Pediatrics in Occupational Therapy
    2 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

Spring Semester

  • OTH 386 - Level 1 Fieldwork 3
    2 Hours
  • OTH 405 - Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
    4 Hours
  • OTH 408 - Physical Impairments and Function 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 497 - Research Capstone
    1 Hour

Third Year (Graduate)

Summer Semester

  • OTH 540 - Level 2 Fieldwork 1
    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

Spring Semester

  • OTH 594A- Transition: OT Student to Clinician
    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