​​Weekend Course Sequence​​

The weekend course sequence format allows adults with busy lives, jobs, and families to pursue a graduate degree. Courses are scheduled on alternate weeks and run for six weekends, primarily fall through spring.

Some courses have an online component requiring less time on campus. The unique structure of this program has made it possible for students from other states to commute and complete their degree.

Weekend Professional Program (3 years)​

The Weekend College Program is completed with pre-professional requirements and three years of professional course work including fieldwork.  The weekend program is intended for the adult learner who has had one year of full-time work experience.  The candidate must be either a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) or a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA).  Non-OTA/PTA candidates must have completed a bachelor's degree and have at least one year of health care-related experience in order to apply.

A student who has already earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university must complete all of The University of Findlay’s occupational therapy program prerequisite courses before beginning the professional portion of the program.


Occupational Therapy Professional Program Criteria for the Weekend Program

  1. Accepted to The University of Findlay
  2. Completion of the pre-professional course requirements for a bachelor of science degree
  3. Minimum overall GPA average of 3.0
  4. Three professional recommendations
  5. Demonstration of college-level writing ability
  6. Completed occupational therapy program application


  1. Accepted to The University of Findlay
  2. Completion of the program prerequisites
  3. Minimum overall GPA average of 3.0
  4. Fifty hours of observation or volunteer experience
  5. Three professional recommendations
  6. Demonstration of college-level writing ability
  7. Completed occupational therapy program application
The occupational therapy program reserves the right to make program and admission requirement changes without prior notice.


Year One

​Summer Session ​5 Credits
​OCTH 221 ​Applied Physics for Occupational Therapy
​OCTH 250 ​Introduction to Occupational Therapy
​Fall Session ​11 Credits
​OCTH 404 ​Human Anatomical Structure
​OCTH 312 ​Analysis of Human Occupation
​OCTH 315 ​Occupational Science Concepts and Philosophy
​Winter Session ​  ​ 9 Credits
​OCTH 345 ​Diagnostic Groups
​OCTH 350 ​Neuroscience
​OCTH 421 ​​Contextual Issues in Practice: Supporting Client-Centered Care
​Spring Session ​ 9 Credits
​OCTH 306 ​Functional Movement
​OCTH 415 ​Group Dynamics​ in Occupational Therapy
​OCTH 330
​​Research and Critical Analysis

Year Two

​Summer Session   ​7 Credits
​OCTH 474
​Research in Occupational Therapy                              
​HEPR 355 ​Intro to Health Care Systems
​OCTH 481 ​Level I Fieldwork A
​Fall Session ​   10 Credits
​OCTH 340 ​Professional Issues
​OCTH 410 ​Educational Strategies in health Professions
​OCTH 463 ​​Occupations Through the Lifespan-Biopsychosocial
​Winter Session ​12 Credits
​OCTH 507 ​Management in a Changing Health Care Environment
​OCTH 524 ​Occupations Through the Lifespan-Pediatric
​OCTH 645 ​Technological Occupations
​OCTH 650 ​​Occupational Therapy Project I
​Spring Session ​10 Credits
​OCTH 553 ​Occupations Through the Lifespan-Adult
​OCTH 622 ​Leadership
​OCTH 624 ​Population-Based Occupations: Health Promotion and Wellness

Year Three

​Summer Session ​3 Credits
​OCTH 651 ​Occupational Therapy Project II
​OCTH 661 ​Level 1 Fieldwork B
​Fall Session  ​ ​11 Credits
​OCTH 616 ​Occupational Therapy Community & Program Development
​OCTH 621 ​Advanced Theory
​OCTH 634 ​Occupations Through the Lifespan-Geriatric
​OCTH 652 ​Occupational Therapy Project III
​Winter Session ​6 Credits
OCTH 690​ Occupational Therapy Level II Fieldwork A
​Spring Session ​6 Credits
​OCTH 690 ​Occupational Therapy Level II Fieldwork B
​Summer Session ​ ​1 Credit
​OCTH 695 ​Issues and Trends