Occupational Therapy Major — M.S.

Melinda Cozzolino, Associate Professor and Graduate Chair

The five-year combined bachelor’s/master’s degree curriculum is designed to provide depth and breadth for students’ professional development, liberal arts education, and analytical skills. Full-time clinical fieldwork placements totaling 32 weeks, are located throughout the country. The clinical fieldwork courses are usually scheduled for the summer preceding the graduate year (12 weeks) and in the late spring (12 weeks) and summer (8 weeks) following the graduate year. Coursework at the graduate level is organized into five time blocks: two for academic coursework and three for clinical experiences. Graduates of the MS program in Occupational Therapy are eligible to apply to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) examintion as required by the profession.

For information about the professional entry-level master’s degree program in occupational therapy, please see the graduate catalog listing.

Graduate Catalog

Graduation Requirements

To be considered for graduation in the combined B.S./M.S. program in occupational therapy, students must complete the following:

  • the B.S. degree program in occupational science from Ithaca College;
  • major department requirements (listed below);
  • 6 credits of clinical electives (3 credits of Clinical Elective I OTMS 64xxx in the fall semester and 3 credits of Clinical Elective II OTMS 68xxx in the spring semester); specific courses offered will be determined by student consensus.
  • a research thesis (6 credits: OTMS 67200 and OTMS 67300, Thesis I and II) or a group research project (6 credits: OTMS 67100 Group Research I and OTMS 67120 Group Research II ). A thesis proposal approved by the faculty is required for students who enroll in the thesis option.

Major department requirements

OTMS 62000Advanced OT Theory and Practice

3

OTMS 62600Professional Practice in the Community

3

OTMS 65000Applied Pediatric Neuroscience

3

or

OTMS 65100Applied Adult Neuroscience

0 or 3

OTMS 65500Technological Interventions in Occupational Therapy

0 or 3

OTMS 66500Gerontic Occupational Therapy

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Clinical elective I courses

Select one of the following courses:

OTMS 64100Adaptation and Environmental Modification

3

OTMS 64300Cognitive Rehabilitation

3

OTMS 64500Vocational Readiness

3

OTMS 64600Play and Leisure

3

Clinical elective II courses

Select one of the following courses:

OTMS 68100Advanced Concepts in Physical Disabilities

3

OTMS 68200Advanced Concepts in Psychosocial Occupational Therapy

3

OTMS 68300Advanced Concepts in Geriatric Rehabilitation

3

OTMS 68400School-Based Occupational Therapy

3

OTMS 68500Hand Therapy

3

OTMS 68800Occupational Therapy in Early Intervention

3

Clinical fieldwork

OTMS 60000Clinical Fieldwork II - Children and Adolescents

6

OTMS 69000Clinical Fieldwork II - Adult/Geriatric

6

OTMS 69500Clinical Fieldwork II - Elective Specialty

4

or

OTMS 69600Elective Internship

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Research

OTMS 67200Individual Thesis Research I

3

and

OTMS 67300Individual Thesis Research II

3

or

OTMS 67100Group Research I

3

and

OTMS 67120Group Research II

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 43

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