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OTD Curriculum

The traditional weekday format of the program consists of seven semesters completed over a 36-month period. Doctoral students in the School of Occupational Therapy must complete all program requirements for graduation within 6 years from starting the program. For course descriptions, please see the Belmont University Graduate Catalog.

Professional Entry-Level
Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program
Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program (Year 1)
Fall Semester Year 1 (18)
OTD 6000 Foundations and Ethical Decision Making in Occupational Therapy 3
OTD 6010 Occupational Behaviors 2
OTD 6011 Occupational Behaviors Lab 1
OTD 6025 Psychosocial Dynamics in Mental Health Promotion, Prevention and Intervention 2
OTD 6030 Kinesiology/Anatomy: Assessing Human Performance 3
OTD 6031 Kinesiology/Anatomy: Assessing Human Performance Lab 1
OTD 6040 Clinical Pathophysiology 2
OTD 6050 Introduction to Scholarship 2
OTD 6220 Leadership and Public Policy 2
Spring Semester Year 1 (18)
OTD 6100 Adult Development 2
OTD 6110 Occupational Performance I 4
OTD 6111 Occupational Performance I Lab 1
OTD 6120 Clinical Studies I 2
OTD 6140 Neuroscience: Assessing Human Performance 2
OTD 6141 Neuroscience: Assessing Human Performance Lab 1
OTD 6150 Quantitative Research Processes 2
OTD 6160 Level I Fieldwork and Seminar Experience I 2
OTD 6340 Educational Strategies in Occupational Therapy 2
Summer Semester Year 1 (6)
OTD 6210 Managing OT Delivery Systems 2
OTD 6990 Special Topics 2
OTD 6250 Qualitative Research Processes 2


Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program (Year 2)
Fall Semester Year 2 (17-18)
OTD 6130 Technology and Environmental Interventions I 2
OTD 6131 Technology and Environmental Interventions I Lab 1
OTD 6290 Independent Study in Occupational Therapy (Elective) 1
OTD 6350 OT Research I 2
OTD 6410 Occupational Performance II 3
OTD 6411 Occupational Performance II Lab 1
OTD 6420 Clinical Studies II 2
OTD 6430 Interventions in Cognition and Perceptual Disorders 2
OTD 6431 Interventions in Cognition and Perceptual Disorders Lab 1
OTD 6440 Experiential Project Planning Seminar I 1
OTD 6460 Level I Fieldwork and Seminar II 2
Spring/Summer Semester Year 2 (30-31)
OTD 6415 Occupational Performance for Psychosocial Interventions 3
OTD 6416 Occupational Performance for Psychosocial Interventions Lab 1
OTD 6290 Independent Study in Occupational Therapy (Elective) 1
OTD 6300 Childhood and Adolescent Development 2
OTD 6310 Occupational Performance III 3
OTD 6311 Occupational Performance III Lab 1
OTD 6320 Clinical Studies III 2
OTD 6330 Technology and Environmental Interventions II 2
OTD 6331 Technology and Environmental Interventions II Lab 1
OTD 6360 Level I Fieldwork and Seminar III 2
OTD 6445 Experiential Project Planning II 2
OTD 6450 Research II 2
OTD 6480 Fieldwork Level II 9


Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program (Year 3)
Fall Semester Year 3 (9)
OTD 6580 Fieldwork level II 9
Spring Semester Year 3 (10)
OTD 6680 Experiential Component 10
Total Program Hours 108-110


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