​​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 weekends 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 program is intended for the adult learner who has completed a bachelor's degree. It is preferred, but not necessary, that a candidate has healthcare experience.

Occupational Therapy Professional Program Criteria for the Weekend Program

COTA or PTA without a bachelor's degree:
  • Recommended option to receive a bachelor’s degree is to complete the UF Degree Completion Program – Health Care Management Strand. (Typically takes 18 months -2 years to complete).
  • Apply to UF/Degree Completion Application
  • Work with the UF Online Degree Completion team to complete the degree. Contact the Office of Admissions at 419-434-4693.
  • NOTE: A few OT program pre-requisites are satisfied through the degree completion program.  However most program pre-requisites are separate courses from the degree completion program.

Bachelor degree candidates:

  • Completion of the program prerequisites
  • Minimum overall GPA average of 3.0
  • 100 hours of observation or select volunteer experience
  • Three professional recommendations
  • Demonstration of college-level writing ability
  • Completed OTCAS 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 500 OT Context, Occupation and Meaning

​Fall Session ​10 Credits
​OCTH 501 Structures of​ Human Anatomy
​OCTH 502 ​Analysis of Everyday Occupations
​OCTH 503 Foundational Science

​Winter Session ​  ​ 9 Credits
​OCTH 504 ​Health Conditions in OT
​OCTH 505 ​Neuroscience for OT
​OCTH 506 ​​Client-Centered Care

​Spring Session ​ 9 Credits
​OCTH 508 Movement Analysis of Occupation
​OCTH 509 ​​Research Methods I
​OCTH 510 ​​Group Process Skills for OT

Year Two

​Summer Session ​7 Credits
​OCTH 511 ​Heath Care Systems
OCTH 513 Level I Fieldwork A
​OCTH 515 ​Research Methods II

​Fall Session ​10 Credits
​OCTH 516 Professional Roles and Ethics in OT
​OCTH 517 ​Educational Methods
​OCTH 518 ​​Biopsychosocial Influences

​Winter Session ​12 Credits
​OCTH 507 ​OT Management
​OCTH 524 ​Occupations Through the Lifespan-Pediatric
​OCTH 610 ​Evidence-Based Practice
​OCTH 645 ​​Technological Occupations

​Spring Session ​11 Credits
​OCTH 514 ​Level I Fieldwork B
​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 618 ​Research in Action
​OCTH 661 ​Level 1 Fieldwork C

​Fall Session  ​ ​11 Credits
​OCTH 616 ​OT Community and Program Development
​OCTH 621 ​OT in HD
​OCTH 634 ​Occupations Through the Lifespan-Geriatric
OCTH 695

​Issues and Trends

​Winter Session  ​ ​6 Credits
OCTH 690 Occupational Therapy Level II Fieldwork A

Spring Session  ​ ​6 Credits
OCTH 691 Occupational Therapy Level II Fieldwork B