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MOT Program Description

Overall Educational Goals

The purpose of the curriculum is the development of occupational therapists who function as master practitioners, community leaders, educators, and scholars in the profession of occupational therapy and the discipline of occupational science. Graduates of the occupational therapy program will generate, apply, and disseminate knowledge to enhance societal health. Consistent with these outcomes, the program facilitates the development of professionals who are eligible for state licensure throughout the variety of Texas communities.

    Our graduates will:

  • Value human occupation as central to wellness, self-actualization, and a sense of community;
  • Demonstrate clinical reasoning based on supportive evidence;
  • Engage in collaborative and client-centered actions that reflect sensitivity to culture and context;
  • Demonstrate a confluence of the cognitive, affective, and behavioral competencies that are requisite to providing occupational therapy services within changing practice environments;
  • Incorporate professional values and behaviors that reflect the profession's standards and ethics;
  • Manage themselves and their services accountably, efficiently, and effectively;
  • Embrace an attitude of inquiry and a commitment to self-directed and lifelong learning; and
  • Value community and professional service as part of good citizenship.

Course Sequence

The MOT program includes both didactic and clinical courses totaling 82 credit hours of coursework over a period of 2 years. Level I Fieldwork is embedded in the Fieldwork Practicum I, II, & III which require students to complete a total of 120 hours of fieldwork. Level II Fieldwork follows successful completion of all didactic courses.

Courses are as follows:

Fall (1st year)

Course of Study Credit Hours
OCCT 5110 Applied Reasoning I 1
OCCT 5114 Patient Care Skills 1
OCCT 5212 Domain: Context & Environment 2
OCCT 5220 Domain: Human Occupation 2
OCCT 5221 Domain: Personal Performance 2
OCCT 5311 OT Process and Foundations 3
OCCT 5325 Applied Anatomy & Kinesiology 3
14 total

Spring (1st year)

OCCT 5113 Applied Reasoning II 1
OCCT 5121 Fieldwork Practicum I 1
OCCT 5222 Musculoskeletal Lab 2
OCCT 5223 Musculoskeletal Practice 2
OCCT 5315 Use of Self and Groups 3
OCCT 6225 Legal and Ethics 2
OCCT 6313 Foundations of Research I 3
OCCT 6319 Foundations for Neurological Practice 3
17 total

Summer (1st year)

OCCT 6110 Applied Reasoning III 1
OCCT 6121 Fieldwork Practicum II 1
OCCT 6216 Foundations of Research II 2
OCCT 6221 Interventions for Neurological Practice 2
OCCT 6222 Selective I 2
OCCT 6226 Neurological Lab 2
OCCT 6310 Psychosocial Practice 3
OCCT 6318 Learning and Cognition 3
16 total

Fall (2nd year)

OCCT 6120 Applied Reasoning IV 1
OCCT 6131 Fieldwork Practicum III 1
OCCT 6207 Experience of Practice 2
OCCT 6219 Child Practice Lab 2
OCCT 6224 Strengthening Core Knowledge 2
OCCT 6308 Practice with Children 3
OCCT 6317 Specialized Practice 3
OCCT 6330 OT Management 3
17 total

Spring (2nd year)

OCCT 6900 Level II Fieldwork 9
9 total

Summer (2nd year)

OCCT 6900 Level II Fieldwork 9
9 total


1st Year Total   46 credits
2nd Year Total   36 credits
Didactic Total   64 credits
Fieldwork Total   18 credits
Grand Total   82 credits