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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

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Institutional and Professional Licensure Disclosures for Enrolled and Prospective Students

Completion of the requirements of the UNC-CH MSOT Program satisfies the professional licensure requirements in North Carolina as well as the states, districts, and territories of the United States, and allows our graduates to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT®) Examination by the NBCOT®.