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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 I (19)
OTD 6000 Foundations in Occupational Therapy 3
OTD 6010 Occupational Behaviors 2
OTD6011 Occupational Behaviors Lab 1
OTD6020 Ethical Decision Making 2
OTD 6025 Psychosocial Dynamics in Mental Health Promotion, Prevention and Intervention 2
OTD6030 Kinesiology/Anatomy: Assessing Human Performance 3
OTD6031 Kinesiology/Anatomy: Assessing Human Performance – Lab 1
OTD6040 Clinical Pathophysiology 2
OTD6050 Introduction to Scholarship 3
Spring Semester Year 1 (18)
OTD 6100 Cultural Awareness in Human Development I 3
OTD6110 Occupational Performance I 3
OTD6111 Occupational Performance ILab 1
OTD6120 Clinical Studies I 2
OTD6140Neuroscience: Assessing Human Performance 2
OTD6141 Neuroscience: Assessing Human PerformanceLab 1
OTD6150 Quantitative Research Processes 2
OTD6160Level I Fieldwork and Seminar Experience I 2
OTD6340 Educational Strategies in Occupational Therapy 2
Summer Semester Year 1 (6)
OTD6210 Managing OT Delivery Systems 2
OTD6220 Leadership and Public Policy 2
OTD6250 Qualitative Research Processes 2


Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program (Year 2)
Fall Semester Year2 (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 6430Interventions 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 (29-30)
OTD 6105 Occupational Performance for Psychosocial Interventions 3
OTD 6290 Independent Study in Occupational Therapy (Elective) 1
OTD 6300 Cultural Awareness in Human Development II 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 Year3 (9)
OTD 6580 Fieldwork level II 9
Spring Semester Year3 (10)
OTD 6680 Experiential Component 10
Total Progam Hours 108-110

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