The electives that are required for graduation were built into the curriculum as a way for students to explore an area related to occupational therapy and gain skills in a particular area of interest. Students will take one elective during fall semester of the third year of the occupational therapy program.
- be linked to relevant future practice and a chosen emphasis of study.
- not conflict with scheduled OC TH classes.
- be at the 6000 level or above.
- be at least 3 semester credit hours each (some exceptions available).
A student may use a course taken prior to entering the MOT program if the course is 6000 level or above and was not part of the student’s major coursework for another degree. This will need to be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies and the student will need to supply a course description and syllabus for review.
Before registering for non‐OC TH electives a Occupational Therapy Electives Course Plan Request for Approval (Word .docx download) needs to be submitted to the Director of Graduate Studies for review. Failure to do so may impact graduation. The approved elective plan must match what is listed on your degree report.
Special Workshops (OC TH 6980), Clinical Problems in Occupational Therapy (OC TH 6970), Special Topics‐Service Learning (OC TH 6930) or Independent Study (OC TH 6950) may also be used as electives if they follow the above stated criteria.