Program Model and Course Outlines

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MScOT) program helps students learn the skills and theories necessary to be praciticing occupational therapists through a combination of classroom learning and clinical placement/experiential learning opportunities.

Curriculum and Structure

  • Two-year, six-term, full-time, course-based professional program
  • Includes a combination of coursework and clinical placements/experiential learning
  • Prepares graduates to write the National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam (NOTCE)
  • Includes approximately 1000 hours of fieldwork in clinical settings

Year 1 Structure and Course Outlines

Year 1 structure

Fall Term (Sept. - Dec.)

OT9511 - Foundations of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
ACB9524 - Anatomy
OT9512 - Foundations of Practice
OT9531 - Conditions and Occupational Performance
OT9541 - Foundations of Research
OT9571 - Professionalism I
OT9695 - Supervised Research in Occupation
OT9580 - Fieldwork Preparation

Winter Term (Jan. - April)

OT9580 - Fieldwork: Knowledge into Action (must complete 150 hours)
OT9532 - Movement in Context
OT9542 - Evaluating Occupation in Context
OT9562 - Mental Health in Context
OT9571 - Professionalism I (continues)
OT9595 - Evidence Informed Practice
OT9695 - Supervised Research in Occupation (continues)
OT9581 - Fieldwork Preparation

Summer Term (May - August)

OT9581 - Fieldwork: Reflection on Action (must complete 300 hours)
OT9571 - Professionalism I (continues)
OT9695 - Supervised Research in Occupation (continues)

Year 2 Structure and Course Outlines

Year 2 structure

Fall Term (Sept. - Dec.)

OT9612 - Ethics and Professional Practice in Context
OT9631 - Practice in Context I
OT9641 - Enabling Occupation Through Assistive Technology & Environmental Adaptation
OT9671 - Professionalism II
OT9695 - Supervised Research in Occupation (continues)
OT9680 - Fieldwork Preparation

Winter Term (Jan. - April)

OT9680 - Fieldwork: Towards Reflection in Action (must complete 263 hours)
OT9642 - Practice in Context II
OT9662 - Intensives in Occupational Therapy (consists of 2 modules)
OT9663 - Enabling Occupation: Leading Change in a Diverse Context
OT9671 - Professionalism II (continues)
OT9695 - Supervised Research in Occupation (continues)
OT9681 - Fieldwork Preparation

Summer Term (May - Aug.)

OT9681 - Fieldwork: Reflection on Action (must complete 300 hours)
OT9613 - Consolidation of Practice Knowledge
OT9671 - Professionalism II (continues)