MS Academic Curriculum

Curriculum Design


An entry-level professional curriculum is the course of study that students will follow until graduation. While the accreditation standards determine the basic content to be covered, we have developed an approach to occupational therapy education that is based on our mission and philosophical beliefs. Therefore, our curriculum reflects our unique approach to content, the way we view relationships among core concepts, and a progression of learning through coursework, fieldwork, and culminating projects.

Seven curriculum themes occur throughout a student’s course of study. These themes give the curriculum organization and coherence, and include the following:

  • Context & Community
  • Human Capacity for Action
  • Occupation
  • Ethics, Justice & Care
  • Leadership & Collaboration
  • Inquiry, Scholarship & Innovation
  • Therapeutic Processes

For more information about the Curriculum Themes, please click here to open a PDF file.

For Course Descriptions, please click here to open a PDF file.

For a current Course Schedule, please click here to open a PDF file.

For descriptions of Level I and Level II Fieldwork, please go to

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