Occupational therapists are skilled professionals whose education includes the study
of human growth and development with specific emphasis on the social, emotional and
physiological effects of illness and injury. They can be found working in the following
Community mental health agencies
Home health services
Occupational therapy outpatient clinics
UND Occupational Therapy Alumni
Occupational Therapy alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:
The national entry-level certification examination for occupational therapists is
administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT, One Bank St., Suite 300, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, 301.990.7979). Once accreditation
has been granted, graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the National
Certification Examination for the Occupational Therapists, administered by NBCOT.
After successful completion of this exam, the graduate will be an occupational therapist,
registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure to practice; however,
state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.
A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT Certification
Examination or attain state licensure.
Occupational Therapy Courses
OT 513. Community-Based Practice Interventions. 4 Credits.
This course provides students with the opportunity to utilize critical thinking skills necessary to understand various occupations for populations in community-based practice settings. The application of the OT process will be integrated through intervention planning, implementations and outcomes in relation to community-based practice and occupation-based models for these populations. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Doctorate program. S.
OT 440. Evaluation of Occupational Performance. 5 Credits.
This course engages the student in the critical thinking necessary to understand evaluation concepts and apply the OT process in the art and science of evaluation. Students will encounter diversity of OT practice and professional identity concepts through assessing occupational performance and underlying factors (i.e., client factors and body functions). Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program. S.
OT 517. Education in OT. 2 Credits.
Explores the methods and strategies used to develop, implement and assess education programs for students in academia and fieldwork settings, for patients/clients, businesses and professional staff. Information and discussion focus on the theory and research relevant to education in a variety of settings. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program. S.
OT 439. Health & Disease Affecting Occupational Performance. 5 Credits.
Students will understand normal development throughout the lifespan and how it impacts occupational performance when disruptions occur. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program. S.
OT 502. Management & Advocacy for OT Practice. 3 Credits.
Students will understand the role of the occupational therapy manager, be able to analyze public policy and apply leadership skills through advocacy efforts. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program. F.
OT 443. Movement & Occupational Performance. 6 Credits.
This course combines the study of human anatomy and kinesiology to allow the student to grow competence in the evaluation of and intervention planning for the occupational performance of human beings. Included are human body dissection, theory and techniques of musculoskeletal evaluation with analysis of normal and pathological human motion. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program. SS.
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