This program takes 12-24 months to complete. Courses run 6-12 weeks long with defined start and end dates in which to be completed. For the final project presentation, students will be required to be present online or face-to-face on a specific date and time. All online courses are offered asynchronously to ensure students living in different time zones can participate equally. If preferred, core courses may be taken face-to-face in Edmonton or Calgary (OCCTH 501, 562, 563, 564, 900). All courses in the program use a student-centered teaching approach, in other words the student is responsible for their learning with support from various online resources and OT faculty.
There are a total of 5 core courses; 4 are 3 credits and 1 is 6 credits. In addition, each student must complete a total of 6 credits in electives for a grand total of 24 credits. Each 1 credit is the equivalent of approximately 13 hours of teaching/learning time.
Required Core Courses
OCCTH 501 (3 credits), 562 (3 credits), 563 (3 credits), 564 (3 credits), 900 (6 credits)
Elective Course Options
Students must complete 6 credits in elective courses. There are many options for how this can be done;
Complete any 500 or 600 level courses offered by the University of Alberta
In addition, students may use courses from the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine Online Certificate Program (Pain Management, Stroke Rehabilitation, Sexual Health). Note: the certificate courses may be used toward credit for both the Post-Professional Master’s as well as the certificate.
NOTE: Students are encouraged to begin thinking about and working on their final project early in the Program and will have access to content experts. Areas of specialty include: