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Grand Valley State University    
  Apr 20, 2018
2014-2015 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

For additional information about opportunities your college offers, please refer to the College of Health Professions  section in this catalog.


Professional Program Requirements for the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Because the occupational therapy program prepares students to practice in a variety of settings, we assume the responsibility to assure the public that our students have met high standards of professional behavior, academic achievement and consistent evidence of response to consumer needs. Criminal background checks may be required prior to participation in certain clinical experiences. The cost of this evaluation may be the responsibility of the student.

The program requires that students attain a minimum of 84 percent competency in each course, which is reflected in each course syllabus across the professional curriculum.

Sample Curriculum for Professional Program

Traditional Program

Fall I

Winter I

Spring/Summer I

Fall II

Winter II

Spring/Summer II


Weekend Delivery Model
Fall I Winter I Summer I
OT 502     3 cr OT 551/552     6 cr OT 557     2 cr
OT 505     3 cr OT 553            2 cr OT 565     3 cr
STA 610    3 cr OT 555            3 cr PA 535     3 cr
TOTAL:     9 cr TOTAL:           11 cr
TOTAL:     8 cr


Fall II Winter II Summer II
OT 503        2 cr OT 558/559     3 cr OT 571/572     6 cr
OT 561/562  5 cr EDH 648         3 cr OT 573           1 cr
OT 563        1 cr OT 564           2 cr OT 693/695    2-3 cr
Total:         8 cr Total:            8 cr Total:           9-10 cr


Fall III Winter III Summer III
OT 651/652     6 cr OT 660 (FW)     9 cr OT 661 (FW)     9 cr
OT 653           1 cr   OT 698             1 cr
Total:             7 cr Total:               9 cr Total:               10 cr
    TOTAL CREDITS:  79-80


Occupational Therapy Program Description

Click here for the program description.