Curriculum

All students currently holding an entry-level MOT in occupational therapy will be required to take all courses in the OTD curriculum.

The curriculum consists of 32 credits broken down below.

If you will be entering the program with a bachelor's degree, please learn more about curriculum requirements.

First Year Courses (20 credits):
Course Title Credits
Fall Semester
OT 651 Systems 3
OT 652 Doctoral Seminar 1
OT 654 Critical Inquiry of Scholarship I 3
  Credits 7
Spring Semester
OT 640 Directed Study in Evidence-Based Practice 3
OT 650 Application of Theory and Exploration of Occupation 3
  Credits 6
Summer Semester
OT 655 Professional Seminar 3
OT 656 Critical Inquiry of Scholarship II 4
  Credits 7
Second Year Courses (12 credits):
Fall Semester
OT 653 Policy/Ethics 2
OT 660 Seminar: Innovations and Emerging Issues in Children and Youth 3
or OT 662 Seminar: Innovations and Emerging Issues in the Adult Health Care Continuum 3
OT 680 Capstone I 2
  Credits 7
Spring Semester
OT 671 Leadership in Higher Education 3
OT 681 Capstone II 2
  Credits 5
  Total Credits 32

Residency requirement
All students are required to attend Quinnipiac University for a one week residency during the Critical Inquiry of Scholarship II course in the summer. Students are also required to attend the Symposium Day at the completion of the second year in order to present his/her final project.

Class Schedule
Classes begin in the fall. Program requires five semesters: two academic years and summer between.

Courses and curriculum requirements are subject to change.