Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required to Earn the Degree: 31

Required Courses:

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
HRPR 5001Current and Emerging Issues in Public Health and Health Professions10
OTHR 8513Evidence-Based Practice and Clinical Research3
OTHR 8514Occupational Based Theories and Participation3
 Term Credit Hours6
OTHR 8512Studies in Outcome Measures and Analysis3
OTHR 8902Capstone Project Inquiry1
Elective 123
 Term Credit Hours7
OTHR 8509Leadership in the Health Professions: The Art and Science of Influence3
OTHR 8903Capstone Project Proposal1
Elective 1 (if not completed) or 223
 Term Credit Hours7
Year 2
OTHR 8904Capstone Project Implementation1
OTHR 9089Field Study and Professional Portfolios3
Elective 2 (if not completed) or 32,33
 Term Credit Hours7
OTHR 8511Clinical Education and Fieldwork Supervision3
OTHR 8905Capstone Project1
 Term Credit Hours4
 Total Credit Hours: 31

This common College Core course is required of all incoming graduate students in the College of Public Health. It is available completely online and designed such that students can complete the modules at their own pace over the course of their degree program.


Consult with your faculty advisor when choosing electives.


If not completed by the Fall term of Year 2, the third elective is taken in the Spring term of Year 2.

It is recommended that students complete the O.T.D. program by taking two courses and an elective per term. In this format, students can complete the degree program over five terms and within two years. Students develop a professional development plan at the beginning of the program to guide them through the curriculum.

Culminating Events:
Capstone Project:
Students are assigned a faculty advisor to guide the capstone experience over a series of academic termsOTHR 8902 Capstone Project Inquiry, OTHR 8903 Capstone Project Proposal, OTHR 8904 Capstone Project Implementation, and OTHR 8905 Capstone Project. Outcomes from the Capstone Project are expected to be disseminated through presentations or publications and/or to be incorporated into clinical practice. An on-campus Capstone Presentation Day is scheduled in the final Spring term.