2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 05, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

OCTH 7001 - Occupational Therapy Capstone Doctoral Experience


Prerequisite: OCTH 7000 .  Students pursuing a doctoral degree in occupational therapy (OTD) are required to complete an individualized doctoral experiential component. It is integral to acquiring deeper practice-scholar competencies as reflected in the program’s curriculum design. The goal of this experiential component is to develop occupational therapists with advanced skills beyond a general practitioner after the completion of their level II clinical fieldwork. The full-time doctoral capstone experience allows students to achieve specialized skills in one or more of the following areas: clinical practice skills, research skills, administration, leadership, program and/or policy development, advocacy, education, theory development or other innovative practice. Under the supervision of an expert mentor, students will execute their doctoral capstone plan by meeting the individualized objectives and completing a relevant culminating capstone project. This course will include completion of 14 weeks (560 hours) mentored experience at a site as approved in the capstone plan and memorandum of understanding agreement. No more than 20% of the 560 hours can occur offsite from the approved mentor experience site. 5 credits.