UW-Madison OT Program- PhD Curriculum

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Course Requirements for M.S. in Kinesiology - Occupational Science Track

Upon admission to the program, the following courses and credits are required for graduation. For specific course descriptions, please see the Graduate Catalogue.

A) Required Courses  Credits
    20

Subject/Field Content                                                    
OCC THER 612 - Professional Skills III: Organization and Management in OT Practice (3 cr)
OCC THER 613 – Professional Skills IV: Community-based OT Practice OR Comparable Graduate course in Community Interventions (2 cr)
KINES 900 - Seminar in Kinesiology (1 cr/semester; Minimum 2 cr required)
• All Kinesiology MS and Ph.D. students are required to register for Seminar in Kinesiology (KINES 900) each semester they are enrolled in the program
KINES 885 - Seminar in Participation and Health (1 cr/semester: Minimum 2 cr required)

Research Content                                                                        
Graduate Statistics Course (Minimum 2 credits)
OCC THER 671 - Scientific Inquiry in OT I: Evidence Based Practice (2cr)       
OCC THER 672 - Scientific Inquiry in OT II: Methods of Inquiry (2cr)
OCC THER 673 - Scientific Inquiry in OT III: Data Collection/Analysis (3cr)
OCC THER  674 -Scientific Inquiry in OT IV: Scientific Writing for Publication (2 cr)

B) Depth & Breadth Electives (Selected in consultation with Faulty Advisor)
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Students are strongly encouraged to select 2-3 courses in a concentration area (Examples: Child & Family Studies, Global Health, Disability Studies, Public Health, Patient Advocacy)
 
Research 3
 KINES 990, Research and Thesis (thesis)  
Total 31

Course Requirements for Ph.D. in Kinesiology - Occupational Science Track

Upon admission to the program, the following courses and credits are required for graduation. For specific course descriptions, please see the Graduate Catalogue.

A) Required Courses    20 Credits
Research Content                                                                 
Courses in Research Methods, Design, Proposal Development, and Research Ethics (6 cr)
• Must be completed prior to KINES 991
• Minimum of one course in Quantitative, Qualitative or Mixed Methods (Examples: ED PSYCH 760 – Statistical Methods I, 761 – Statistical Methods II)
• Minimum of one course on Research Ethics (Examples: MED HIST 728 - Bioethics and Society; NURS 802 - Ethics and the Responsible Conduct of Research; SURG SCI 812 - Research Ethics and Career Development Ethics)
KINES 991 - Research in Physical Activity – Theory and Design (3 cr)

Subject/Field Content                                                          
KINES 900 - Seminar in Kinesiology (1 cr/semester; Minimum 2 cr required)  
• All Kinesiology MS and Ph.D. students are required to register for Seminar in Kinesiology (KINES 900) each semester they are enrolled in the program
KINES 785 - Human Occupation and Health (3 cr)
KINES 885 - Seminar in Participation and Health (1 cr/semester: Minimum 2 cr required)
Minimum of 4 additional credits in Subject/Field Content (2-4 cr/course)

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​B) General Field Requirements
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Two Kinesiology classes of at least 2 credits each outside your focus area (Occupational Science Track specific courses would not qualify for this requirement).

C) Electives  (Selected in consultation with Faculty Advisor)

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Elective courses are taken in a “concentration area” specific to the area of research.  (Examples: ICTR Clinical Trials, Global Health, Prevention Science, Aging, Lifespan Development)
• Electives must be selected in consultation with Faculty Advisor
 
D) Research 2
KINES 990, Research and Thesis (dissertation)
Total 30*

*A total of 51 graduate credits are required (beyond baccalaureate degree) for completion of PhD.

Graduate School Minor requirements

The Department has worked with the Graduate School and effective September 2015, Kinesiology PhD students are exempt from the minor requirement based on the following principle:

Disciplines within Kinesiology span the study of cells (e.g. physiology, neuroscience) to behavior (motor control, biomechanics, and exercise psychology) to populations (Exercise Epidemiology). As such, students in our program are exposed to broad areas of inquiry. Breadth in the Kinesiology program is achieved via the General Field Requirement described above.

PhD students may choose, in consultation with their advisor, to pursue a minor. For further information on the Graduate School Minor policy visit: http://grad.wisc.edu/acadpolicy/

A minimum of nine credits of coursework are required for a minor. The Graduate School policy includes two variants of the minor: one including two or more departments (a “distributed” minor); and the other a minor within a single department. Note that some departments place limits on the format or content of their minor. If you pursue a single-department minor, we urge you to seek specific guidance in advance from the minor-granting department about how to meet any requirements for its minor.

 

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