Accelerated and Traditional Routes

Accelerated Route

The accelerated, or 3+2, route provides students an opportunity to complete a bachelor’s and master’s degree within five years. Only Murray State Exercise Science students that complete specific requirements* will be eligible to apply for the accelerated option. If accepted into the professional program, conferral of the bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science will occur after the fourth year of study and conferral of the MSOT degree will occur upon completion of all MSOT program requirements.

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First Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits

BIO 101 - Biological Concepts

or

BIO 221 - Zoology

 

4 BIO 227/228 - Human Anatomy and Lab 4
EXS 100T - Transitions 1 EXS 101 - Introduction to EXS 3

STA 135 - Intro. to Prob. and Statistics

or

MAT 140 - College Algebra

4 PSY 180 - General Psychology (Pre OT) 3

ENG 105 - Critical Reading, Writing and Inquiry

4 MAT 145 - Trigonometry 3

U.S. Studies Elective: Global Awareness

3 COM 161 - Intro. to Public Speaking 3

TOTAL

16 TOTAL  16

Second Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
BIO 229/230 - Human Physiology 4 EXS 350/351 - Exercise Physiology and Lab 4
EXS 370 - Kinesiology 3

EXS 200 - Scholarly Writing in EXS

and

EXS 201 - Data Evaluation in EXS

3
NTN 230 - Nutrition 3

CHE 211 - Essentials of Chemistry and Biochemistry

or

CHE 201 - General College Chemistry

5
BIO 120 - Scientific Etymology 1

BIO 220 - Clinical Terminology

2
STA 135 - Intro. to Prob. and Statistics 4    
TOTAL 15 TOTAL 14

Third Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
EXS 353/354 - Exercise Testing and Prescription Lecture and Lab 4 EXS 415 - Exercise Testing and Prescription for Clinical Populations 3
EXS 301 - Care and Prevention of Injuries 3 PSY 307 - Abnormal Psychology 3
EXS 333 - Strength and Conditioning 3 EXS 375 - Biomechanics 3
PSY 260 - Lifespan Development 3

PHI 202 - Ethics

or

HEA 260 - Intro. to Medical Ethics

3
CIV 201 or 202 - World Civ. 3

HUM 211 - Hum. in the Modern World

 
TOTAL 16

TOTAL

variable

If accepted to the MSOT program, begin graduate classes at the Paducah Regional Campus in the summer.

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy First Year: Traditional Route Starts Here

 Summer Semester Credits Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
OTR 600 - OT Foundations I 3 OTR 620 - OT Foundations II 3 OTR 643 - OT Neurological Evaluation and Interventions 3
OTR 603 - OT Functional Anatomy 3 OTR 623 - OT Culture and Context 1 OTR 646 - Administration and Management of Therapy Services 3
OTR 606 - OT Evaluation Techniques 3 OTR 626 - Occupational Development 3 OTR 650 - OT Media and Modalities I 3
OTR 610 - Disease and Performance 3 OTR 630 - OT Biomechanical Evaluation & Interventions 3 OTR 653 - Pediatric Evaluation and Interventions 3
OTR 613 - Occupational Science 2 OTR 635 - OT Neuroscience 3 OTR 655 - Clinical Practicum II 1
    OTR 640 - Clinical Practicum I 1    
TOTAL 14 TOTAL 14 TOTAL 13

MSOT Second Year

Summer Semester Credits Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
OTR 660 - OT Evidence-Based Practice 3 OTR 672 - Level 2 Fieldwork I 6 OTR 676 - Level 2 Fieldwork II 6
OTR 663 - Psychosocial Evaluation and Interventions 3 OTR 674 - Clinical Research I 3 OTR 678 - Clinical Research II 3
OTR 665 - OT Media and Modalities II 3        
OTR 667 - Community-Based Practice 3        
OTR 670 - Clinical Practicum III 1        
TOTAL 13 TOTAL  9 TOTAL 9

MSOT Accelerated Sequence PDF

Traditional Route

The traditional route is for students that have earned a bachelor’s degree in any area from an accredited university. Applicants that have completed (or will complete prior to admission) all MSOT program requirements, including specific prerequisite coursework, are eligible to apply for MSOT program admission.

MSOT Traditional Sequence PDF