College of Education and Rehabilitation

Department of Occupational Therapy

Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy (MSOT)

Sample Curriculum*

The  Occupational Therapy program curriculum at Salus is based on our curricular themes and on research about how people learn.  The course sequence emphasizes:

  1. critical thinking, values and social responsibility
  2. an understanding of learning goals
  3. the ability to monitor and reflect on  learning
  4. opportunities to engage in experiential learning

Our curricular themes, which are woven throughout the curriculum, are the value of occupation; a focus on interdisciplinary care; critical reasoning, and professional development and leadership in practice and in the profession.

Sample Overview of MSOT Courses* in Year 1
Course Semester
Functional Anatomy & Kinesiology First Fall
Physiology First Fall
Biopsychosocial Development First Fall
Theoretical Perspectives in OT First Fall
Foundations of Occupational Therapy First Fall
OT Theory and Practice for Children and Youth First Spring
Pediatric Clinical Conditions First Spring
Research Methods First Spring
Assistive Technology and Emerging Practice First Spring
Ethics in OT First Spring
Applied Tenets I (FW Level I A) First Spring
OT Theory and Practice for Adults First Summer
Adult Clinical Conditions First Summer
Orthotics and Modalities First Summer
Applied Tenets II (FW Level I B) First Summer

Sample Overview of MSOT Courses* in Year 2
Course Semester
OT Theory and Practice in Geriatrics Second Fall
Behavioral Health Conditions Second Fall
OT Theory and Practice in Mental Health and Community Second Fall
Evidence-Based Practice Second Fall
Leadership and Management Second Fall
Applied Tenets III (FW IC) Second Fall
Capstone Project Second Spring
Fieldwork 2 A Second Spring
Fieldwork 2 B Second Spring
Fieldwork 2 C Second Summer 1
Capstone Synthesis Second Summer 1

Course Descriptions

*course curriculum and schedule currently in approval phase of EPCC and subject to revision.