Entry-Level OTD Degree Plan

Entry-Level Army-Baylor OTD Degree Plan

Course Title

Credit Hours

Semester 1

Foundations of Occupational Therapy 

3

Pathophysiology in Occupational Therapy

2

Research Methods I

2

Professional Practice and Ethical Formation Seminar 

2

Neuroscience 

3

Evidence Based Practice 

2

SEMESTER TOTAL  6 Courses

14

Course Title

Credit Hours

Semester 2

Research Methods II                     

2

Clinical Anatomy  & Lab

5

Human Movement 

3

Occupational Therapy Across the Lifespan        

2

OT Clinical Skills 

2

OT Theory

2

SEMESTER TOTAL 6 Courses

16

Semester 3

Occupational Therapy in Mental Health 

4

Level IA Fieldwork: Mental Health

2

Physical Rehabilitation: Neurorehabilitation 

3

Physical Rehabilitation: Lab 

2

Clinical Education Seminar 

2

Level IB Fieldwork: Adults and Older Adults 

2

Occupational Therapy with Adult and Older Adult Populations 

4

SEMESTER TOTAL 7 Courses

19

Semester 4

Doctoral Mentorship and Research I 

2

Human Performance Optimization 

2

OT Psychosocial COSC and Wellness 

2

Level IC Fieldwork: Children and Youth

2

Occupational Therapy with Children and Youth Populations 

4

Professional Leadership and Advocacy

1

SEMESTER TOTAL 6 Courses

13

Semester 5

Upper Quarter Evaluation and Intervention 

4

Level ID Fieldwork: Upper Quarter 

2

Doctoral Mentorship and Research II

2

Pedagogy

1

Management and Program Development 

2

Healthcare Policy and Injury 

1

Professional Competency 

2

SEMESTER TOTAL 7 Courses

14

Course Title

Credit Hours

Semester 6

Level IIA Fieldwork 

12

Doctoral Mentorship and Research III

1

SEMESTER TOTAL 2 Courses

13

Semester 7

Level IIB Fieldwork 

12

Doctoral Mentorship and Research IV

1

SEMESTER TOTAL 2 Courses

13

Semester 8

Doctoral Capstone Experience 

15

Doctoral Capstone Project 

3

SEMESTER TOTAL 2 Courses

18

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS 

120

Blended Education Format

In designing the Army-Baylor OTD curriculum, the faculty embraces a student-centered approach to develop cohorts of learners with a focus toward critical thinking, values and social responsibility, learning goals, and experiential learning. The curriculum provides the best education in a condensed timeframe through a primary focus of on-campus education. Students learn through daily engagement with faculty, peers, fieldwork experiences, and the doctoral capstone project. 

The overall curriculum is comprised of courses that prepare the graduate to practice as an occupational therapy generalist in current and emerging practice settings, with individuals of all age groups, and in areas of physical and mental health. This requires completion of Level I and Level II Fieldwork experiences. Level I Fieldwork occurs in year one of the program, over three (3) terms.

Level II Fieldwork occurs in in year two of the program over two (2) terms. In accordance with the program’s Scholarship Agenda, student learning outcomes also support the program’s expectations that the Army-Baylor OTD student performs beyond generalist-level preparation with application of in-depth knowledge in practice skills, research skills, administration, leadership, program and policy development, advocacy, education, or theory through a combination of a capstone experience and a capstone project. The Doctoral Capstone Experience and the Doctoral Capstone Project occur in year three of the program