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COURSEWORK INFORMATION

 

This course is designed for Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTAs) who want to advance their skills to Master entry level Occupational Therapist. The on-line format with occasional weekend laboratory experiences (3 mandatory labs per semester) makes this degree ideal for the working individual.


A maximum of 30 students per year are admitted to the program. Applications are accepted after Nov. 15 with a deadline of April 1 for the fall semester of the same year. Decisions are made by the 15th of May at which time applicants will be informed of their status. Classes start in August; the fall semester is the start of the two years plus internship program. The on-line and weekend curriculum consists of 72 credit hours. The internship consists of two 12 week fieldwork sessions.


Admission Procedure
Your application for WNMU graduate school admission should include transmission of official transcripts of your Bachelor’s degree. Transcript evaluation must show proof of the following pre-requisites.

English Composition or Technical Writing (3)
Human Anatomy & Physiology (4) 200 level or above
Human Kinesiology (3)
Intro to Occupational Therapy (2)
Medical Terminology (1)
Psych 100 (3) general or human psychology
Abnormal Psych (3) 200 level or above
Human Development through the Life Span (3)
Intro to Sociology or other Soc (3) 200 level or above
Statistics (3) social, business or math; 200 level or above


You are welcome to contact the MOT program anytime with questions about specific courses and whether they would meet the prerequisite requirement.


Fill out all of the MOT admissions forms and submit to the MOT Program, Allied Health Dept, WNMU, PO Box 680, Silver City, NM 88062. You can download the required forms from our website. Please be sure to include proof of your COTA certification, the pre-requisite worksheet with informal copies of your transcripts, the essay, at least two letters of reference from OTRs, contact information, and your application forms for the MOT program.


You should submit your graduate school application separately, either online, or you may print it out and mail to the Admissions Office of WNMU, PO Box 680, Silver City NM 88062.

 

Semester 1 – Fall: 12 credits
OCTH 500 Occupations
2
OCTH 507 Evidence-Based Practice
3
OCTH 502 Applied Neuroscience
4
OCTH 506 Functional Anatomy for Occupational Therapy
3
 
Semester 2 – Spring: 12 credit hours
OCTH 503 Occupational Performance & Mental Health
3
OCTH 504 Research I
3
OCTH 501 Theory I
3
OCTH 508 Interventions in Cognition
3
Semester 3 – Summer: 6 credit hours
OCTH 511 Leadership and Management
3
OCTH 512 Fieldwork 1 - Psychosocial
3
 
Semester 4 – Fall: 12 credits
OCTH 600 Assessments & Evaluation Tools
3
OCTH 601 Occupational Performance for Infants, Children & Adolescents
3
OCTH 603 Emerging Practice
3
OCTH 505 Theory II
3
 
Semester 5 – Spring: 12 credits
OCTH 604 Occupational Performance for Adults and Geriatrics
3
OCTH 607 Interventions in Physical Dysfunction
3
OCTH 605 Occupational Performance for Late Childhood and Adolescence
3
OCTH 606 Research II
3
     
Semester 6 – Summer/Fall: 18 credits
OCTH 610 Level II Fieldwork A
9
OCTH 611 Level II Fieldwork B
9
 

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