Courses

  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Degree


    T525 Reflective Seminar I (1 credit)

    Course will facilitate the syntheses of research, reflect the curriculum themes and outcomes, and supports their preparation for a Level II Fieldwork Experience.

    T542 Occupations of Infants and Children (5 credits)

    This course focuses on the development, health and wellness, and disruption of performance in areas of occupation of infants and children utilizing the occupational therapy process.  Laboratory including orthotics and fieldwork components emphasize individual engagement in occupations within various socioeconomic and cultural contexts.

    T552 Occupations of Adolescents and Young Adults (5 credits)

    This course focuses on the development, health and wellness and disruption of performance in areas of occupation of adolescents and young adults utilizing the occupational therapy process. Laboratory including orthotics and fieldwork components emphasize individual engagement in occupations within various socioeconomic and cultural contexts.

    T553 Topics in Occupational Therapy (1 to 5 credits)

    Permission of instructor required. Selected topics in occupational therapy offered by occupational therapy faculty. Students may repeat this course as long as the topic changes each time it is taken.

    T557 Group Process in Occupational Therapy (2 credits)

    Principles and concepts of group process related to occupational therapy practice.

    T558 Occupational Therapy Management in Today’s Health and Community Systems (3 credits)

    A study of the occupational therapist’s role in the management of service delivery in both health and community systems. Managed care, managerial functions, professionalism, ethics and various laws are emphasized.

    T560 Introduction to Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy (3 credits)

    Examination of the use of occupation as a therapeutic tool through the study of occupation, occupational science, activity analysis, and therapeutic use of self.

    T561 Theoretical Foundations of Occupational Therapy (3 credits)

    Conceptualization and synthesis of existing models, frames of reference, paradigms, and theories of occupational therapy for practice.

    T567 Research and Occupational Therapy (3 credits)

    This course prepares students to be competent consumers of research as well as design and implement beginning research projects.

    T568 Evidence-Based Practice in Occupational Therapy (3 credits)

    Prepares the student to demonstrate scientific and clinical reasoning in occupational therapy assuring practice is evidence-based. By developing critical thinking skills, critically evaluating the literature, and following the tenants of best practice students become contemporary practitioners. Presentations of evidence based practice outcomes is an expectation.

    T571 Kinesiology for the Occupational Therapist (3 credits)

    This course introduces the occupational therapy graduate student to the principles of human movement including biomechanical analysis, joint structure and function, muscle physiology, and musculoskeletal function for occupational performance.

    T572 Pathophysiology: Impact of Conditions on Occupations (3 credits)

    This course focuses on the symptoms, etiology and pathology, medical/surgical treatment, rehabilitation, and prognosis of major medical and psychiatric conditions. The influence of these conditions on human occupations and occupational therapy intervention will be discussed.

    T575 Applied Neuroscience for the Occupational Therapist (4 credits): Applied Neuroscience for Occupational Therapists will build upon the students’ understanding of human neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. Students will master the vocabulary, comprehend foundational concepts, and apply neuroscience principles in case studies.

    T580 Graduate Electives (3 credits): One OT graduate elective is required. OT students who choose to do a thesis are not required to take an elective. Students will be encouraged to take an elective that complements their area of interest. During the second semester of their second year, an additional elective could be taken, after planning with their faculty advisor.

    T625 Reflective Seminar II (1 credit): The course facilitates reflection, analysis, synthesis and evaluation of curricular themes and outcomes, and supports the plan of research component/scholarly contribution of the program.

    T655 Technologies in Occupational Therapy (3 credits): This lecture and laboratory course introduces the concepts of positioning, environmental adaptations, orthotics, prosthetics, computer uses and technologies, assistive devices and adaptive equipment. Low technology will be the focus; some expansion to high technology will also be discussed.

    T657 Psychosocial Dimensions of Therapeutic Relationships and Occupation (2 credits): Understanding and application of therapeutic use of self in establishing and maintaining client therapist relationship using the Intentional Relationship Model and therapeutic dialogue.

    T658 Professional Trends & Issues in OT (2 credits)

    This course is a compilation of trends and issues in occupational therapy research, practice and education. Through discussion, presentations, participation and readings, students will demonstrate knowledge of payment mechanisms, system delivery, service models, fieldwork education, credentialing, and other current issues in OT.

    T662 Occupations of Adults and Older Adults (5 credits)

    This course focuses on the development, health and wellness, and disruption of performance in areas of occupation of adults and older adults utilizing the occupational therapy process. Laboratory including orthotics and fieldwork components emphasize individual engagement in occupations within various socioeconomic and cultural contexts.

    T667 Non-thesis OT Project (3 credits)

    This course prepares the student to design and implement a beginning research study.

    T668 Non-thesis OT Project Completion (2 credits)

    This course is designed to allow the student to complete the research study project.

    T695 Fieldwork Level II-A: Infants & Children (5 credits)

    P: successful completion of Semesters I, II and III professional courses. This experience is a full-time, eight-week Fieldwork Level II experience providing occupational therapy services in a setting that serves infants and/or children.

    T696 Fieldwork Level II-B: Adolescents and Young Adults (5 credits)

    P: successful completion of Semesters I, II and III professional courses. This experience is a full-time, eight-week Fieldwork Level II experience providing occupational   therapy services in a setting that serves adolescents and young adults.

    T697 Fieldwork Level II-C: Adults & Older Adults (5 credits)

    P: successful completion of semesters I-V professional courses. This experience is a full-time, eight-week Fieldwork Level II experience providing occupational therapy services in a setting that serves adults and older adults.

    T698 Fieldwork Level II-D: Specialty (optional) (3-5 credits)

    P: successful completion of T695, T696, and T697. Four to eight week optional experience providing occupational therapy students an opportunity to select a specialized practice area.

    T701 OT Thesis (6 credits)

    Proposal development leading to thesis as directed by the chair of the thesis committee.

    T702 OT Thesis Completion (2 credits)

    Research leading to thesis as directed by the chair of the thesis committee.

  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy-Entry Level

    Courses

    Description

    Credits

    Semester

    D528  Gross Anatomy for the Health Professional

    This is an introductory course in human gross anatomy designed to introduce the principal concepts, basic structure and function of the human body. Students will have the opportunity to learn, through dissection and demonstration of human cadaveric specimens, clinical and functional correlates of human anatomy.

    5

    Year 1-Summer

    T570 Introduction to Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy

    This course will examine of the use of occupation as a therapeutic tool through the study of occupation, occupational science, activity analysis, and therapeutic use of self.

    3

    Year 1-Summer

    D701 Translational Neuroscience

    This graduate course uses a multidisciplinary approach to integrate the basic with the clinical neurosciences in understanding the human nervous system and select neurological disorders. Particular emphasis will be placed on deficits of motor function resulting from injury or disease. The functional anatomy of the brain and spinal cord will be studied using histologic atlas cross-sections and neuroradiologic images. Working as interdisciplinary teams, doctoral students in the biomedical sciences and rehabilitation sciences will explore relevant clinical cases in team-based learning activities.  

    5

    Year 1-Fall

    T671 Applied Biomechanics in OT

    This course involves the study and integration of principles of human movement including biomechanical principles and analysis, joint structure and function, muscle physiology, and musculoskeletal function for occupational performance.

    3

    Year 1-Fall

    T545  OT Practice:  Health & Wellness

    This course addresses factors that drive the growing need in wellness, prevention, and chronic care management services; the application of occupational therapy process to enable and maximize clients’ capacity to participate in everyday activities to promote overall health and wellness.

    3

    Year 1-Fall

    T590 Fieldwork Level I A

    Supervised clinical experiences designed to strengthen the ties between didactic courses and preparation for Level II fieldwork experiences.

    1

    Year 1-Fall

    T558  Management and Supervision in OT

    A study of the occupational therapist's role in the management and administration of services in both health and community systems.  Payment systems, managerial functions, professional standards, entrepreneurship, marketing, policy and legal issues are emphasized.

    3

    Year 1-Fall

    T660 Professional Reasoning and Measurement in OT I

    This is the first of two online courses that address the professional reasoning that forms the foundation for establishing the need for occupational therapy, choosing appropriate screening and evaluation approaches, choosing appropriate occupation-based interventions, and promoting occupational performance and participation outcomes.

    1

    Year 1-Fall

    T600 Documentation in OT

    This course provides an introduction to professional communication and effective documentation of occupational therapy services in a variety of settings.

    1

    Year 1-Fall

    T543 OT Practice: Mental Health

    This course focuses on the occupational therapy process as it relates to the development of occupations and disruption in performance for individuals with mental health conditions. Laboratory components emphasize participation in occupations within various cultural and environment contexts including occupational therapy group interventions.

    4

    Year 1-Spring

    T544 OT Practice: Rehabilitation, Disability & Participation

    This lecture and laboratory course focuses on rehabilitation of persons who have deficits in occupational performance due to injuries, illnesses or other causes, using the occupational therapy process to facilitate return to participation in daily living. 

    4

    Year 1-Spring

    T591 Fieldwork Level I B

    Supervised clinical experiences designed to strengthen the ties between didactic courses and preparation for Level II fieldwork experiences.

    1

    Year 1-Spring

    T567 Applied Translational Research in OT

    This course prepares students to be competent consumers of research as well as design and implement beginning research projects.

    3

    Year 1-Spring

    T650 Orthotics & Occupational Therapy

    Orthotics and occupational therapy is a lecture and laboratory course that provides a supervised learning experience in the fabrication of orthoses and their application as a preparatory method to enhance occupational performance and participation.

    2

    Year 1-Spring

    T661 OT & Interprofessional Education and Practice I

    In this course the student will engage in professional activities in the Student Outreach Clinic, attend events by the Indiana Center for Interprofessional Education and Practice and in classroom lecture and discussion. The engagement will introduce the roles and responsibilities to learners in a myriad of other health care disciplines.

    1

    Year 1-Spring

    T642 OT Practice: Work & Industry

    This practice course provides students with the opportunity to explore current, emerging, and future trends in OT practice in the area of Work and Industry. Students will utilize the most recent research and policy information to critically examine and discuss potential developments in OT practice, including new areas in this practice, area effects of legislation and novel technologies, and a focus on community and population health, participation, and well-being.

    4

    Year 2-Summer

    T655  Technologies in OT

    This lecture and laboratory course introduces the concepts of positioning, environmental adaptations, prosthetics, computer uses and technologies, assistive devices and adaptive equipment.  Low technology will be a focus; some expansion to high technology will also be discussed.

    4

    Year 2-Summer

    T643  OT Practice: Children and Youth

    This course focuses on the occupational therapy process as it relates to the development of occupations and disruption in performance of children and youth. Laboratory components emphasize participation in occupations within various socioeconomic and cultural contexts.

    4

    Year 2-Fall

    T767 Evidence Based Practice in OT

    Prepares the student to demonstrate scientific and clinical reasoning in occupational therapy assuring practice is evidence-based. By developing critical thinking skills, critically evaluating the literature, and following the tenants of best practice students become contemporary practitioners. Presentations of evidence based practice outcomes is an expectation.

    3

    Year 2-Fall

    T645 OT Practice: Productive Aging

    This course covers disruption of occupational performance caused by age-related decline or diseases, and the application of occupational therapy process to promote productive aging. Lectures and lab components address theories, assessments, and treatments to maximize health and quality of life for older adults through facilitation of participation in everyday living.

    4

    Year 2-Fall

    T690 Fieldwork Level I C

    Supervised clinical experiences designed to strengthen the ties between didactic courses and preparation for Level II fieldwork experiences.

    1

    Year 2-Fall

    T630 OT Culminating Project 1 (Proposal)

    Culminating Project is a series of three courses that focus on designing and implementing a scholarly project in the area of teaching and learning, clinical practice, service delivery, or other professional issues and preparing it for dissemination. In Culminating Project I, students begin with developing the proposal.

    2

    Year 2-Fall

    T780 OT Pre-Doctoral Residency Needs Assessment

    Students must have successfully completed all prior academic coursework and fieldwork experiences in the professional entry OTD program in order to enroll in this class.

    1

    Year 2-Fall

    T795 Fieldwork Level II A

    On-site, supervised, in-depth fieldwork experiences emphasizing delivery of occupational therapy services to establish entry level competency skills.

     

    Additional description:  In accord with the American Occupational Therapy Association Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) [2011 Standards], the goal of Level II fieldwork work is, “to develop competency, entry-level, generalist occupational therapists.  Level II fieldwork must be integral to the program’s curriculum design and must include an in-depth experience in delivering occupational therapy services to clients, focusing on the application of purpose and meaningful occupation and research, administration and management of services”.

    6

    Year 2-Spring

    (Jan-March)

    T631 OT Culminating Project II (Implementation)

    Culminating Project is a series of three courses that focus on designing and implementing a scholarly project in the area of teaching and learning, clinical practice, service delivery, or other professional issues and preparing it for dissemination.  In Culminating Project II, students implement the project and data collection.

    2

    Year 2-Spring

    T658 Ethics & Trends in OT

    This course focuses on ethics, trends and issues in occupational therapy research, practice, and education. Emphasis is on identifying and resolving ethical issues while recognizing and responding to trends in the environment.as they relate to service delivery models, health policy, credentialing and specialization in occupational therapy.

    2

    Year 2-Spring

    T796 Fieldwork Level II B

    On-site, supervised, in-depth fieldwork experiences emphasizing delivery of occupational therapy services to establish entry level competency skills.

     

    Additional description:  In accord with the American Occupational Therapy Association Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) [2011 Standards], the goal of Level II fieldwork work is, “to develop competency, entry-level, generalist occupational therapists.  Level II fieldwork must be integral to the program’s curriculum design and must include an in-depth experience in delivering occupational therapy services to clients, focusing on the application of purpose and meaningful occupation and research, administration and management of services”.

    6

    Year 3-Summer

    T870 Advanced OT and Occupational Science

    This course introduces students to advancements in occupational therapy and science related to: 1) interprofessional education and practice; 2) psychological and social well-being in practice and 3) health and participation issues from all ages and diagnoses, and from traditional areas of practice to emerging areas such as primary care.

    3

    Year 3-Summer

    T781 OT Pre-Doctoral Residency Program Development

    This course is the second course in a sequence to the completion of the pre-doctoral residency. The product is a project to be completed during the doctoral experiential. This course will use information from the Needs Assessment Course with the focus on developing the plan for the Pre-Doctoral Residency.

    1

    Year 3-Fall

    (Aug-Nov)

    T760 Professional Reasoning in OT II

    This is the second of two courses explicitly addressing professional reasoning that forms the rationale for occupational therapy services, choosing appropriate screening and evaluation approaches, choosing appropriate occupation-based interventions, and promoting occupational performance and participation outcomes.

    1

    Year 3-Fall

    (Aug-Nov)

    T730 OT Culminating Project III (Completion)

    Culminating Project is a series of three courses that focus on designing and implementing a scholarly project in the area of teaching and learning, clinical practice, service delivery, or other professional issues and preparing it for dissemination. In Culminating Project III, students complete the Culminating project.

    2

    Year 3-Fall

    (Aug-Nov)

    T761 Interprofessional Education and Practice II

    In this course the student will engage in professional activities in the Student Outreach Clinic, attend events by the Indiana Center for Interprofessional Education and Practice and in classroom lecture and discussion. The engagement will introduce the roles and responsibilities to learners in a myriad of other health care disciplines.

    1

    Year 3-Fall

    (Aug-Nov)

    T580 OT Elective

    Students must have successfully completed all prior academic coursework and fieldwork experiences in the professional entry OTD program in order to enroll in this class.

    3

    Year 3-Fall

    (Aug-Nov)

    T800 Functional Cognition & Rehabilitation in OT

    This course provides an overview of theoretical models of cognitive function, an overview of an occupational therapy cognitive assessment framework and interventions. In addition, an introduction to models of intervention for working with individuals with cognitive disabilities across the lifespan.                                                                                                    

    3

    Year 3-Fall

    (Aug-Nov)

    T830 OT Professional Seminar

    This course includes three professional components: electronic portfolio (or alternative) presentations, preparation for certification examination and a comprehensive examination. This course precedes the Pre-Doctoral Residency and is required for the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree.  This course is offered during the first two weeks of December.

    2

    Year 3-Fall

    (December-first two weeks)

    T860 Leadership & Advocacy in OT

    This course overviews issues related to advocacy and leadership in varied settings and roles in which occupational therapy practitioners practice. The intent is to develop leadership and advocacy skills and knowledge. Evidence is intentionally integrated and will be from an inter-professional perspective.

    This course will be delivered as a hybrid course. Students will meet in class during the first two weeks of May after the completion of their Pre-Doctoral Residency experiential. The other weeks will be on-line.

    2

    Year 3-Spring

    (January)

    T880 OT Pre-Doctoral Residency/Doctoral Residency

    This is the culminating doctoral experience in the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program. This experiential placement will be made consistent with the interest of the student, under the guidance of an external mentor and faculty advisor. It will allow for the implementation of the needs assessment course (T780) and the program development plan (T781). The experience creates and enhances the student’s professional skills and abilities allowing them to acquire advance knowledge in one or more areas of the profession (i.e. legislation and policy, clinical practice, advocacy, leadership, research, program development, administration, education, or theory development). This course is offered on a pass/fail basis.

    5

    Year 3-Spring

  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy Post-Professional Degree

    SHRS T760 Advancements in Occupational Science                         (3 Credit Hours)

    Course introduces the student to advancements in occupational science. It also provides students an overview of the literature of occupational science in relation to: 1) emerging trends in inter-professional education and practice; 2) ways of addressing psychological and social well-being in practice and 3) health and participation issues in the occupational therapy practice from all ages and diagnoses, and from traditional areas of practice to emerging areas such as primary care.  

    SHRS T750 Advanced Practice Capstone Project Proposal               (4 Credit Hours)

    One of three courses that form the capstone project.  The student identifies a capstone project proposal in consultation with the doctoral advisor. The capstone project proposal is composed of the background information and literature that supports the project and detailed description of the project methodology. Capstone topics are chosen based on students’ educational, professional, and/or practice goals and range from development of an online course, to systematic review of literature, to an ethnographic study, to secondary analysis of existing data. Students can also participate in faculty research.  

    SHRS T770 Applied Translational Research in Occupational Therapy                    (3 Credit Hours)

    Course provides the student with the underpinnings needed to translate findings from inter-disciplinary, evidence based healthcare research into practical application. Students apply these findings to practices that affect health outcomes in individual patients and populations. The course goal is to prepare the student to improve health through the application of both occupational therapy and inter-disciplinary research.  

    SHRS T720 Professional Doctoral Seminar I                 (1 Credit Hour)

    First of a series of three doctoral seminars during which students articulate their educational goals and monitor their progress toward reaching those goals. The first course in this series will help students identify their strengths and challenges related to their educational, professional, and practice goals. In this course students will plan coursework to meet their goals.  

    SHRS T775 Evidence-Based Practice in Occupational Therapy       (3 Credit Hours)

    This blended course utilizes online and face to face or virtual teaching approaches.  The goal is to prepare the student to demonstrate scientific and clinical reasoning in occupational therapy, assuring practice is evidence-based.  By critically evaluating the literature, further developing critical thinking skills, and following the tenants of best practice, students hone skills to advance contemporary OT -practice.  

    SHRS T790 Occupational Science Practicum in Practice, Education, or Leadership and Administration - In consultation with the doctoral advisor, students will engage in a minimum of 60 hours of practicum experience in a setting approved by the student’s advisor and that supports their capstone project. This could include a needs assessment, data gathering, student teaching, interviewing, observation, or practical experience in a setting applicable to the student’s capstone project.  (4 Credit Hours)

    SHRS T755 Teaching in Occupational and Rehabilitation Sciences                       (3 Credit Hours)

    The main goals for students in this course are to (a) gain practical knowledge of various instructional methods and skills necessary for effective post-professional teaching; (b) form useful conceptual frameworks for thinking about such issues in post-professional teaching as student learning, teaching methods, and assessment of teaching and learning; and (c) gain experience and develop skills disseminating information and contributing to the learning of others.  

    SHRS T725 Professional Doctoral Seminar II                            (1 Credit Hour)

    Second in a series of three seminars in which students monitor their educational goals in relationship to the program courses. In this seminar students have the opportunity to adapt the remaining coursework of the program to support their goals. Students update their ePortfolio (or other approved document) to document their progress toward meeting their educational, professional, and clinical goals.  

    SHRS T860 Leadership & Administration in Occupational Therapy             (3 Credit Hours)

    Course reviews pertinent literature and other sources of information as a basis for discussing best-practice in management and supervision, health policy and administration, leadership, advocacy, and entrepreneurship. Prepares students with leadership and administrative skills to assist in the application of these skills in practice.  

    SHRS T850 Advanced Practice Capstone Project Completion & Presentation                   (4 Credit Hours)

    For the course the student completes and presents the capstone project. Submission of the completed project for publication is encouraged.  

    SHRS T820 Professional Doctoral Seminar III               (1 Credit Hour)

    Third in a series of three courses in which students monitor their educational goals in relationship to the program courses. In this seminar students continue to evaluate their progress toward meeting their educational, professional, and practice goals. At the completion of this course students will have a final ePortfolio (or other approved form) that includes the student’s coursework, accomplishments, reports, papers, and all other artifacts that document having reached the student’s educational, professional, and clinical goals.