Occupational TherapyWestern Health Sciences

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

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)