ACU OTD Course Descriptions
Summer 2020

Courses marked in bold are for OTD students only. Other courses are attended by MSOT and OTD students. 

OCCT 601 – Musculoskeletal Anatomy. 4 Credit Hours
Learn the core content of human musculoskeletal anatomy with an emphasis on the upper extremity anatomy. Engage in kinesthetic principles of movement in normal populations to provide a foundation to later apply to diseased or abnormal anatomy. Lecture and lab 

OCCT 603 – Foundations of Occupational Therapy. 2 Credit Hours
Learn the concept of occupation based on the historical and theoretical foundations of the occupational therapy profession.  Learn standards of practice, practice framework, values and responsibilities of the occupational therapy practitioner. Engage in events to promote advocacy and awareness profession. Lecture 

OCCT 607 – Intro to Making. 4 Credit Hours
Learn the process of innovation as it relates to design theory, assistive technology, and activity analysis to support occupational performance, participation, health and well being of occupational therapy clients.  Conduct activity analyses and complete design projects for varied client needs. Lecture and lab. 

OCCT 611- Occupational Therapy for Adult Populations I. 2 Credit Hours
This is the first of two courses to learn occupational therapy assessment, evaluation, and intervention skills based on applicable theoretical reasoning for the adult client that is limited in occupations due to physical and or cognitive impairments. Lecture and lab. 

OCCT 617 – Social Conditions. 2 Credit Hours
Learn the process of service and advocacy as it relates to the occupational performance, participation, health and well being of at-risk populations.  Engage in service learning inclusive of case studies and reflective journals to examine clients who are at-risk for experiencing social injustice and/or occupational deprivation due to various global, social and political factors.  Lecture and field experience 

OCCT 631 – Neuroscience. 3 Credit Hours
Learn the core structure and function of the brain and how those principles apply to the development, remediation and compensation for physical, mental, cognitive, perceptual, neuromuscular, behavioral sensory skills and functions.  Lecture and lab

OCCT 635 – Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics. 6 Credit Hours.
Develop essential knowledge, attitudes and skill in occupational therapy practice for pediatric populations. Acquire clinical reasoning and hands on abilities in occupational therapy assessment, intervention planning and implementation methods for pediatric populations.  Lecture and lab 

OCCT 637 – Research in Occupational Therapy I. 2 Credit Hours.
Learn the processes of innovation for a continued development of a body of knowledge through research for occupational therapy practice, quantitative and qualitative research methods.  Produce valid evidence based reviews of occupational therapy practices and explore scientific literature related to occupational therapy.  Lecture 

OCCT 639 – Adult Populations in Occupational Therapy II. 6 Credit Hours
Learn occupational therapy assessment, evaluation, and intervention skills based on applicable theoretical reasoning for the adult client that is limited in occupations due to physical and or cognitive impairments.  Lecture and lab 

OCCT 641 – Health Conditions Seminar. 2 Credit Hours
Learn core content of common medical conditions that benefit from occupational therapy services.  Presentations will include guest lecturer from local physicians in their area of specialty.  Learn ways that clients access occupational therapy services, the role of occupational therapy in health literacy, and use of telehealth in occupational therapy. Lecture and seminar 

OCCT 643 – Mentored Research. 2 Credit Hours.
Initiate the processes of innovation through scholarly inquiry by engagement in research relevant to occupational therapy. Under the tutelage of a faculty mentor conduct a review of literature and design a research proposal. Seminar. 

OCCT 690 – Physical Disabilities Fieldwork Level I and Documentation. 2 Credit Hours
Learn concepts of therapeutic use of self, teamwork, communication and documentation in the practice of occupational therapy for adult populations.  Through field experiences, acquire beginning competency in application of occupational therapy clinical reasoning and intervention implementation and an understanding of the needs of the client in this population.  Accurately reflect this reasoning in documentation. Field experience and seminar 

OCCT 651 – Occupational Therapy for Mental Health and Wellness. 3 Credit Hours
Learn occupational therapy assessment, evaluation and intervention skills based on applicable theoretical reasoning in mental health. Identify and perform mental health assessments as they correlate with common behavioral health disorders and their effect on occupation. Lecture and lab 

OCCT 655 – Mental Health and Wellness Fieldwork Level I and Documentation. 2 Credit Hours.
Learn features of practice settings, documentation practice of occupational therapy for mental health and community settings.  Through field experiences, acquire beginning competency in application of occupational therapy clinical reasoning and intervention implementation and develop an understanding of the needs of the client in this population. Accurately reflect this reasoning in documentation. Field experience and seminar

OCCT 661 – Hand and Upper Extremity Conditions. 4 Credit Hours.
Learn assessment, evaluation, and intervention skills for common conditions of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand that limit occupation.  Learn use of therapeutic modalities.  Fabricate commonly used orthoses.  Lecture and Lab 

OCCT 670 – Group Process. 2 Credit Hours.
Learn the process of group development and dynamics including communication, conflict resolution and the influence of culture and contexts on group process.  Learn to effectively utilize service-based approach and therapeutic use of self with psychosocial frames of reference and theories of group development while actively leading and participating in group activities.  Lecture 

OCCT 695 – Pediatrics Fieldwork Level I. 2 Credit Hours.
Learn features of prevalent diagnoses and practice settings in the practice of occupational therapy for pediatric populations.  Through field experiences, acquire beginning competency in application of occupational therapy clinical reasoning and intervention implementation.  Accurately reflect this reasoning in documentation. Field experience and seminar 

OCCT 703 – Implementing Occupational Therapy Treatment. 2 Credit Hours
Application of theoretical constructs to real time practice of occupational therapy.  Reflect and analyze own performance for competency in occupational therapy evaluation and ongoing intervention within an inter-professional context.  Discuss appropriate mechanisms for referring, addressing, monitoring and reassessing of the needs of the client, caregivers, colleagues, healthcare providers and the public. Online course concurrent with 12 week fieldwork level II placement 

OCCT 711 – Ethical and Professional Decision Making in Occupational Therapy. 1 Credit Hour.
Learn of ethical standards that govern the practice of occupational therapy and strategies for ethical decision-making to promote authenticity in the practice of occupational therapy.  Lecture 

OCCT 715 – Statistics and Outcome Measures. 2 Credit Hours
Utilize statistical tools that underlie the science of outcome measures. Competency in interpretation and application of measurement tools to client evaluation and progress monitoring. Lecture. 

OCCT 721 – Doctor of Occupational Therapy Seminar I. 1 Credit Hour.
Learn the distinguishing features of leadership venues in the profession of occupational therapy. Select an area of personal specialization from among missions in clinical practice, research, administration, leadership, program and policy development, advocacy, education or theory development. 

OCCT 722 – Doctor of Occupational Therapy Seminar II. 1 Credit Hour.
Identify area of specialization and initiate review of literature and plan for a needs assessment.  Synthesize competencies gained throughout the semester for advanced applications. 

OCCT 723 – Doctor of Occupational Therapy Seminar III. 1 Credit Hour.
Conduct needs assessment for the doctoral capstone.  Explore and identify capstone experience sites.  Synthesize competencies gained throughout the semester for advanced applications. 

OCCT 724 – Doctor of Occupational Therapy Seminar IV. 1 Credit Hour.
Draft a capstone project proposal inclusive of literature review, needs assessment, goals/objectives and evaluation plan coordinated with an approved capstone experience design. Synthesize competencies gained throughout the semester for advanced applications. Seminar. 

OCCT 734 – Leadership in Occupational Therapy. 2 Credit Hours.
Effective leadership in program development and service delivery. Skill in quality improvement assessment and designing targeted changes in response to outcome data. Transformative leadership for work groups, staffing management and development.  Lecture 

OCCT 735 – Research Process in Occupational Therapy II. 2 Credit Hours.
Participate in the processes of innovation through scholarly inquiry by engagement in research relevant to occupational therapy.  Under the tutelage of a faculty mentor design a research proposal, participate in implementation, document and present research results.  Learn the basics of research funding.  Seminar 

OCCT 782 – Specialized Professional Preparation I. 2 Credit Hours.
Engage in authentic conversation through lecture and faculty advising about professional development and individual strengths and weaknesses. Design a professional development plan for entering into the second Fieldwork level II rotation and entering the profession of OT. Complete an approved capstone project proposal inclusive of literature review, needs assessment, goals/objectives and evaluation plan coordinated with an approved capstone experience design. Seminar. 

OCCT 790 – Fieldwork Level II. 6 Credit Hours
Delivery of occupational therapy services to clients, focusing on service, authenticity, innovation and competency development.  Develop entry-level practice skills delivering occupational therapy services to clients, focusing on the application of evidence-based purposeful and meaningful occupations while integrating psychosocial factors influencing engagement in occupation.  Field Experience 

OCCT 792 – Doctoral Capstone Experience. 6 Credit HoursA 14-week concentrated experience in the designated area of specialization. Supervised completion of individualized specific objectives with formal evaluation. Field Experience.  

OCCT 794 – Doctoral Capstone Project. 2 Credit HoursDocumentation, review and dissemination of the doctoral capstone project. 

OCCT 795 – Fieldwork Level II. 6 Credit Hours
Delivery of occupational therapy services to clients, focusing on service, authenticity, innovation and competency development.  Develop entry-level practice skills delivering occupational therapy services to clients, focusing on the application of evidence-based purposeful and meaningful occupations while integrating psychosocial factors influencing engagement in occupation.  Field Experience.