The master of occupational therapy professional program utilizes an integrated curriculum, an innovative approach to learning that places emphasis on facilitating students’ comprehensive understanding of coursework that is meaningful and essential to contemporary practice.

Students in the master of occupational therapy program at Elmhurst University are required to complete a total of 21 courses. This full-time program is offered in a hybrid format and can be completed in 24 months.

Required Courses

  • MOT 500 Fundamentals of Contemporary Practice
  • MOT 504 Research Methods
  • MOT 508 Health Care Systems & Health Policy
  • MOT 512 Health and Occupation
  • MOT 516 Fieldwork IA: Factors Influencing Health and Illness
  • MOT 520 Clinical Neuroscience I
  • MOT 524 Professional Practice Seminar
  • MOT 528 Evaluation I: Mental Health and Learning Challenges
  • MOT 552 Evaluation II: Acute and Chronic Physical Health Challenges
  • MOT 540 Fieldwork Level IB: Building Community Partnerships
  • MOT 544 Clinical Neuroscience II
  • MOT 548 Functional Anatomy
  • MOT 532 Planning and Intervention I: Mental Health Challenges
  • MOT 536 Planning and Intervention II: Learning Challenges
  • MOT 556 Planning and Intervention III: Acute Physical Health Challenges
  • MOT 560 Planning and Intervention IV: Chronic Physical Health Challenges
  • MOT 564 Fieldwork Level IC: Serving Populations
  • MOT 568 Synthesis I: Ability Based Competencies
  • MOT 572 Fieldwork IIA
  • MOT 576 Fieldwork IIB
  • MOT 580 Synthesis II: Wrap-up


Elizabeth Wanka, DrOT, MOT, OTR/L

Associate Professor, MOT Program; Program Director, Master of Occupational Therapy
Master of Occupational Therapy

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