Occupational Therapy B.S./M.S. Program
For more information, please visit the Occupational Therapy Department catalog page.
Major Department Requirements
|OTMS 62000||Advanced OT Theory and Practice||3|
|OTMS 62600||Professional Practice in the Community||3|
|OTMS 65500||Technological Interventions in Occupational Therapy||3|
|OTMS 65000||Advanced Pediatric Evidence Based Practice (APEBP)||3|
|or OTMS 65100||Advanced Adult Evidence Based Practice (AAEBP)|
|OTMS 66500||Gerontic Occupational Therapy||3|
|OTMS 62500||Clinical Management in Occupational Therapy||3|
|Select two Graduate Electives with the OTGE attribute: 1||4|
|Complementary Health Approaches, Integrative Health, and Occupational Therapy|
|Adaptation and Environmental Modification|
|Play and Leisure|
|School-Based Occupational Therapy|
|Occupational Therapy in Early Intervention|
|Sexuality, Gender & Intimacy: Perspectives on Sex as an Occupation|
|Clinical Fieldwork Courses:|
|OTMS 60000||Clinical Fieldwork II - Children and Adolescents||6|
|OTMS 69000||Clinical Fieldwork II - Adult/Geriatric||6|
|OTMS 69500||Clinical Fieldwork II - Elective Specialty||4|
|or OTMS 69600||Elective Internship|
|Select one of the following:||6|
|Individual Thesis Research I|
and Individual Thesis Research II
|Group Research I|
and Group Research II
Note: Specific courses vary based on student and faculty interests
Clinical fieldwork is an essential part of professional training, and students must complete three level II fieldwork experiences in preparation for their degree and certification. Fieldwork centers maintain contractual relationships with Ithaca College, and students are placed in fieldwork centers by the fieldwork coordinator well in advance of the beginning of these placements. Once placements are confirmed, students cannot alter them. Clinical Fieldwork is graded on a satisfactory (S) or unsatisfactory (U) scale.
Students will be assigned to fieldwork based on a lottery system and the availability of placements. Students should expect to do their fieldwork at a distance from their homes and Ithaca. They are responsible for making their own housing and travel arrangements, although the department and the fieldwork center are usually able to provide some help. Students and their families need to plan ahead for this process.
The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) requires that all level II fieldwork experiences be completed within 24 months of the completion of the academic portion of the curriculum. Students who fail to complete graduate fieldwork within this period are subject to dismissal from the program.