School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies

Occupational Therapy

Director and Vice-Dean (Health Sciences)
Finlayson, M.

Interim Associate Director, Occupational Therapy Program
Donnelly, C.

Associate Director, Occupational Therapy Program
Lysaght, R.1

Brouwer, B., Finlayson, M., Hopkins-Rosseel, D.,  McColl, M.A.H., Pedlar, D., Trothen, T.2

Associate Professor
Deshpande, N., Donnelly, C., French, S.4,  Lysaght, R.1, Norman, K., Parsons, T., Pelland, L.

Assistant Professor
Aldersey, H.3, Auais, M., Batorowicz, B., Booth, R., Cramm, H., DePaul, V., Fayed, N., Ghahari, S., Kessler, D.,  Miller, J.

Professor Emeritus
Culham, E., Olney, S.J., Paterson, M.

Edgelow, M.M., Law, M., Murphy, S.L, O'Riordan, A.

Adjunct Faculty
Fucile, S., King-VanVlack, C.E., Leverette, G., Marshall, C., Woodbury, G.

1 - On leave July-December 2017
2 - On leave January-April 2018
3 - Queen’s National Scholar Community Based Rehabilitation
4 - Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation Professorship

Departmental Facilities

The School of Rehabilitation Therapy is housed in the Louise D. Acton building. Teaching laboratories, student meeting space, research space and clinical services are located on the ground floor and first floor. Administration and faculty offices are on the second floor. Research laboratory facilities are located in the LDA building, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital, Providence Care, and the Human Mobility Research Centre (KGH). Research spaces are well equipped to support various research programs in the study of normal and abnormal human movement, motor control, human neurophysiology cardiovascular and skeletal muscle function, and a broad range of disability and wellness in the community studies. Projects may also be undertaken in a variety of clinical and community settings external to the School of Rehabilitation Therapy.

Master of Science Occupational Therapy - M.Sc. (O.T.)

All applications from individuals seeking professional qualifications in Occupational Therapy will be processed through the Ontario Universities Application Centre, Ontario Rehabilitation Sciences Programs Application Service (

Admission Requirements

The Occupational Therapy program is a Master's entry-level degree program leading to the MSc(OT) degree distinction. Applicants must have a four-year baccalaureate degree or equivalent with a minimum second class standing (70%+) from a recognized university. A Statement of Intent, two Confidential Assessment Forms and a Resume are utilized in the selection process.

Program Requirements - Students admitted Fall 2017

Normally, students are enrolled fulltime for two years. As a minimum, the program requires the completion of 99 credits including a critical enquiry project or proposal.

Required Courses

  • OT-801
  • OT-802
  • OT-823
  • OT-825
  • OT-826
  • OT-827*
  • OT-842*
  • OT-846
  • OT-847
  • OT-851
  • OT-852*
  • OT-853*
  • OT-861*
  • OT-862
  • OT-871*
  • OT-875*
  • OT-881
  • OT-882*
  • OT-883
  • OT-884
  • OT-885*
  • OT-889*
  • OT-897*
  • OT-898