Fran Hagstrom
Program Director
303 Graduate Education Building
479-575-4910
E-mail: fhagstr@uark.edu

Degrees Awarded:
O.T.D. in Clinical Occupational Therapy (OTPDDP)

Editor's Note: This program has been recently approved by the University of Arkansas and the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. It's first cohort of students is expected for the fall 2018 year.

Program Description: The Doctor of Occupational Therapy (O.T.D.) is a post-baccalaureate education program that upon completion awards an entry-level professional degree that  prepares graduates to secure positions as expert clinicians in specialty or emerging practice areas, as contributors to clinical research teams, as administrative leaders within health care organizations, and as clinical faculty in occupational-therapy education programs.

This degree is a joint offering between the College of Education and Health Professions of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and the College of Health Professions of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and its Northwest campus in Fayetteville.  The program blends the strengths of the University of Arkansas main campus, a research intensive university,  and UAMS, the state's premier medical and allied health education university,  to create a distinctive entry-level clinical doctorate in occupational therapy consistent with the accreditation standards of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Doctor of Occupational Therapy

The joint Clinical Occupational Therapy program between the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is a 3-year (8 semesters), full-time, on-campus program with an off-campus fieldwork component.

Admission Requirements: Undergraduate preparation for the professional doctoral degree in occupational therapy can come from a number of majors that have resulted in a degree from a regionally accredited college or university by June 1 of the year of admission.  These are most commonly STEM areas such as biology, biochemistry, kinesiology, psychology, nutrition/dietetic, and speech-language pathology; and social sciences areas such as anthropology, sociology, social work, special education. Regardless of major, applicants who wish to study for the entry-level doctoral degree in occupational therapy are expected to present a minimum of 26 hours in basic, physical, and social sciences that meet the professional occupational therapy certification standards. These should include the following courses or equivalents:

Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Human Physiology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2414 Lecture) (Sp, Fa)
Human Anatomy (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2404 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Fundamentals of Chemistry (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1214 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
Statistics in Nursing (Sp, Su, Fa)
Terminology for the Health Professions (Sp)
General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
General Sociology (ACTS Equivalency = SOCI 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)

  Other admission requirements include:

  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • GRE scores of 150 for the verbal and quantitative sections and a minimum writing score of 3.5.
  • International applicants must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores.
  • 25 hours of documented volunteering/shadowing/service learning with occupational therapists or that include occupational therapy in at least two settings, such as medical and educational, or with at least two populations, such as children and adults. 
  • Three letters of recommendations from individuals who can address potential for graduate education
  • Written personal statement  
  • All applicants interview with the program prior to admission.

Requirements for O.T.D. in Clinical Occupational Therapy: The program requires 141 credit hours including 26 hours of prerequisites listed above as part of the admission requirements to the program. In addition, three levels of fieldwork experience are required.

The fieldwork experiences are integrated throughout the program to structure increasingly complex experiences starting with observation and moving to full responsibility for assessment and intervention of a full-time caseload and additional responsibilities related to being an entry-level occupational therapist.

The third year of the curriculum provides for an experiential component in which students designate a leadership concentration and complete a culminating project. Leadership concentrations may include areas such as advanced clinical practice, education, clinical research, and policy and administration. All courses are offered one time per year for lock-step progress through the program. Students will work with their academic committee should unexpected circumstances necessitate an exception to progress through the program.

Semester-by-Semester Plan

First YearUnits
FallSpringSummer
August Intersession
OTPD 5011 Introduction to Occupational Therapy Practice (Fa)1    
Regular Fall Session
OTPD 5113 Theory and Foundations of Occupational Therapy (Fa)3    
OTPD 5122 Occupational Behaviors (Fa)
& OTPD 5121L Task Analysis of Occupational Behaviors Lab (Fa)
3    
OTPD 5132 Human Anatomy and Movement (Fa)
& OTPD 5131L Human Anatomy and Movement Lab (Fa)
3    
OTPD 5143 Clinical Pathophysiology (Fa)3    
OTPD 5153 Scholarly Practice, Scholarship and Research Fundamentals (Fa)3    
OTPD 5162 Level I Fieldwork and Seminar Experience I (Sp, Fa)2    
OTPD 517V Occupational Therapy Tutorial (Irregular)  1  
OTPD 519V Translational and Integrative OT Practices (Sp, Su, Fa)  1  
OTPD 5212 Neurological Bases of Functional Lifestyles (Sp)  2  
OTPD 5221 Adult Neurogenics and Occupation (Sp)  1  
OTPD 5231 Developmental Neurogenics and Occupation (Sp)  1  
OTPD 5253 Social, Cultural and Environmental Aspects of Daily Functioning (Sp)  3  
OTPD 5243 Professional Issues in Occupational Therapy (Sp, Su, Fa)  3  
OTPD 5272 Level I Fieldwork and Seminar Experience II (Sp, Su)  2  
Students will select either the Study Abroad or Applied Research option plus additional courses for a total of 9 hours.    9
Study Abroad Option
OTPD 531V Study Abroad in Occupational Therapy (Irregular) (intersession plus first five-week session [6 hours])
Applied Research Option
OTPD 532V Applied Research and Service Learning in the Community (Sp, Su, Fa) (10-week session [3 hours])
Additional courses
OTPD 518V Independent Study in Occupational Therapy (Sp, Su, Fa) (second five-week session [1 hour])
OTPD 5333 Service Delivery Models (Su) (second five-week session)
OTPD 5262 Level I Fieldwork and Seminar Experience III (Sp, Su) (10-week session)
Year Total: 18 14 9
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpringSummer
August Intersession
OTPD 528V Special Topics in Occupational Therapy (Sp, Su, Fa)3    
Regular Fall Session
OTPD 5412 Sensory and Cognitive Conditions and Their Treatment (Fa)
& OTPD 5411L Interventions in Sensory and Cognitive Disorders Lab (Fa)
3    
OTPD 5433 Occupational Therapy Practices with School Age Children (Fa)3    
OTPD 5443 Occupational Therapy in Early Intervention (Fa)3    
OTPD 5452 Technology and Environmental Interventions (Fa)
& OTPD 5451L Technology and Environmental Interventions Lab (Fa)
3    
OTPD 518V Independent Study in Occupational Therapy (Sp, Su, Fa)1    
January Intersession
OTPD 528V Special Topics in Occupational Therapy (Sp, Su, Fa)  3  
Regular Spring Session
OTPD 5513 Linking Qualitative and Quantitative Research to Practice (Sp)  3  
OTPD 5523 Globalization and Health (Sp, Su)  3  
OTPD 519V Translational and Integrative OT Practices (Sp, Su, Fa)  1  
OTPD 5533 Upper and Lower Extremities Dysfunction: Assessment and Treatment (Sp)  3  
OTPD 5542 Splinting, Orthotics, and Prosthetics (Sp)  2  
OTPD 518V Independent Study in Occupational Therapy (Sp, Su, Fa)  1  
OTPD 5562 Level I Fieldwork and Seminar Experience V (Sp, Su)  2  
Students will select either the Study Abroad or Applied Research option plus additional courses for a total of 9 hours.    9
Study Abroad Option
OTPD 531V Study Abroad in Occupational Therapy (Irregular) (intersession plus first five-week session [6 hours])
Applied Research Option
OTPD 532V Applied Research and Service Learning in the Community (Sp, Su, Fa) (10-week session [3 hours])
Additional courses
OTPD 5723 Mental Health, Addictions, and Behavioral Differences (Su) (first five-week session)
CNED 5353 Psychopharmacology (Su) (online, second five-week session)
OTPD 519V Translational and Integrative OT Practices (Sp, Su, Fa) (10-week session)
OTPD 561V Level II Fieldwork Rotations (Sp, Su, Fa) (first or second five-week session)
Year Total: 16 18 9
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpringSummer
August Intersession
OTPD 528V Special Topics in Occupational Therapy (Sp, Su, Fa)3    
Regular Fall Session
OTPD 5812 Higher Education and Career Development (Fa)2    
OTPD 5733 Teambuilding, Advocacy and Leadership (Fa)3    
OTPD 574V Interprofessional Studies (Sp, Su, Fa)2    
OTPD 561V Level II Fieldwork Rotations (Sp, Su, Fa)6    
January Intersession
OTPD 5822 Clinical Supervision in Higher Education (Sp)  2  
Regular Spring Semester
OTPD 591V Level III Fieldwork Doctoral Internship (Sp, Su, Fa)  6  
OTPD 5833 Capstone Project (Sp, Su, Fa)  3  
Year Total: 16 11  
 
Total Units in Sequence:   111

Courses

OTPD 5011. Introduction to Occupational Therapy Practice (Fa). 1 Hour.

This course provides an overview of occupational therapy including professional standards, career paths, and the role of occupational therapy in health, wellness, and education. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program.

OTPD 5113. Theory and Foundations of Occupational Therapy (Fa). 3 Hours.

Students critically analyze the historical foundation, philosophical assumptions, core concepts, theories, models and frames of reference that have shaped the profession of occupational therapy. Current trends and emerging practice areas are introduced. Inter-professional education and the OT/OTA collaborative process are discussed. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program.

OTPD 5121L. Task Analysis of Occupational Behaviors Lab (Fa). 1 Hour.

Through task analysis, students explore a variety of occupations and tasks to understand the complexity of occupational performance. Students determine activity demands and begin to formulate modifications to support client participation. The terminology of the profession is reinforced and applied. This is a companion course to OTPD 5122. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program. Corequisite: OTPD 5122.

OTPD 5122. Occupational Behaviors (Fa). 2 Hours.

Students explore the value of occupation to support individual participation. The meaning, components, and dynamics of occupation are discussed. Students are introduced to the therapeutic use of occupation-based and purposeful activities, and preparatory methods. Students explore the importance of achieving health, well-being, and participation in life through engagement in occupation.Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program. Corequisite: OTPD 5121L.

OTPD 5131L. Human Anatomy and Movement Lab (Fa). 1 Hour.

Through laboratory experiences, students learn various assessments that can be used to identify movement patterns that can affect human function across the lifespan. This is a companion course to OTPD 5132. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program.Corequisite: OTPD 5132.

OTPD 5132. Human Anatomy and Movement (Fa). 2 Hours.

Students analyze human structure and function as it relates to engagement in occupations within different contexts. The anatomical foundation of the skeletal and muscle systems, mechanics and principles of human motion, analysis and application are emphasized. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program. Corequisite: OTPD 5131L.

OTPD 5143. Clinical Pathophysiology (Fa). 3 Hours.

Students identify the role of occupation in the promotion of health and prevention of disease and disability. Conditions that may require occupational therapy intervention are presented by exploring client factors (body structure and function) that impact participation in areas of occupation. The etiologies, signs, symptoms, laboratory findings, diagnosis, prognosis, course of the condition, and the influence on daily life as well as the evidence-based medical treatment are discussed. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program.

OTPD 5153. Scholarly Practice, Scholarship and Research Fundamentals (Fa). 3 Hours.

An examination of methods of research in occupational science and practice and the use of bibliographic tools. Focuses on purposes and problems of various forms of research, procedures and instruments employed, and reporting of research results to advance core knowledge. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program.

OTPD 5162. Level I Fieldwork and Seminar Experience I (Sp, Fa). 2 Hours.

Students participate in directed observation and participation at clinical fieldwork sites to gain professional behaviors. This fieldwork experience includes a weekly fieldwork seminar that emphasizes clinical reasoning and documentation through classroom analysis of observations in order to strengthen ties between didactic learning and clinical practice. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program.

OTPD 517V. Occupational Therapy Tutorial (Irregular). 1-6 Hour.

Selected topics in professional issues. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

OTPD 518V. Independent Study in Occupational Therapy (Sp, Su, Fa). 1-6 Hour.

Directed independent study in occupational therapy. May be repeated for up to six hours of degree credit. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

OTPD 519V. Translational and Integrative OT Practices (Sp, Su, Fa). 1-12 Hour.

This is a companion course used to translate core knowledge presented in non-occupational therapy courses into an OT integrative perspective. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program. May be repeated for up to 12 hours of degree credit.

OTPD 5212. Neurological Bases of Functional Lifestyles (Sp). 2 Hours.

A study of the central, autonomic, and peripheral nervous systems and functional changes across the lifespan as these relate to body structure and function associated with activities of everyday life. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program. Corequisite: OTPD 5221 and OTPD 5231.

OTPD 5221. Adult Neurogenics and Occupation (Sp). 1 Hour.

Study of the effects of normal aging process and acquired neurological conditions upon occupational activities from early adulthood throughout the lifespan. Laboratory experiences are used to examine theories and techniques related to evaluation of vocational potential and work/life adjustment. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program. Corequisite: OTPD 5212.

OTPD 5231. Developmental Neurogenics and Occupation (Sp). 1 Hour.

Study of the effects of the normal developmental process and neurological conditions present at birth or acquired in childhood upon occupational activities from birth through adolescence. Laboratory experiences are used to examine theories and techniques related to evaluation of physical and sensorimotor components as well as the affective components that can impact engagement in learning and other activities. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program. Corequisite: OTPD 5212.

OTPD 5243. Professional Issues in Occupational Therapy (Sp, Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

Students critically explore the interaction between societal values and health/education policies that impact service delivery to frame ethical decision making in professional interactions, client interventions, and employment settings. They learn how to examine and analyze issues and make decisions to resolve personal and organizational ethical conflicts utilizing the AOTA Code of Ethics and Ethics Standards as a guide. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program.

OTPD 5253. Social, Cultural and Environmental Aspects of Daily Functioning (Sp). 3 Hours.

Students study the physical, cognitive, emotional, and psychological development of children, adults, and families in the context of sociocultural and environmental aspects of daily living. Emphasis is placed on diversity and quality of life as they relate to lifestyle choices and meaningful occupation. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program or by permission of the instructor.

OTPD 5262. Level I Fieldwork and Seminar Experience III (Sp, Su). 2 Hours.

Students participate in directed observation and participation at clinical fieldwork sites to enhance professional behaviors. Students observe a practitioner applying his/her expertise and then dialogue about this process. This fieldwork experience includes a weekly fieldwork seminar emphasizes clinical reasoning and documentation using classroom analysis of observations with an emphasis on community, culture, and policy factors that influence engagement in occupation.Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program.

OTPD 5272. Level I Fieldwork and Seminar Experience II (Sp, Su). 2 Hours.

Students participate in directed observation and participation at clinical fieldwork sites to enhance professional behaviors. Students observe a practitioner applying his/her expertise and then dialogue about this process. This fieldwork experience includes a weekly fieldwork seminar emphasizes clinical reasoning and documentation using classroom analysis of observations with an emphasis on psychological and social factors that influence engagement in occupation.Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program.

OTPD 528V. Special Topics in Occupational Therapy (Sp, Su, Fa). 1-12 Hour.

Comprehensive study of various topics of importance in contemporary occupational sciences and practice. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program. May be repeated for up to 12 hours of degree credit.

OTPD 531V. Study Abroad in Occupational Therapy (Irregular). 1-12 Hour.

Study visits that include lectures, site visits, and fieldwork experiences approved by the program. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. May be repeated for up to 12 hours of degree credit.

OTPD 532V. Applied Research and Service Learning in the Community (Sp, Su, Fa). 1-6 Hour.

Students use integrated core occupational therapy knowledge with community based research in service learning projects. Reflection and integration of research and practice are part of weekly on-campus meetings. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program and instructor consent. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

OTPD 5333. Service Delivery Models (Su). 3 Hours.

Introduction to the domains of occupational therapy and the service delivery models through which prevention, assessment, and intervention are provided. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program.

OTPD 5353. Foundations of Communication and Patient Care (Sp). 3 Hours.

A review of the role and function of the health counselors from various professions. The course includes a focus on interprofessional communicative style, problem solving approaches for coping with daily problems of living, decision making, and life style planning. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program or instructor consent.

OTPD 5411L. Interventions in Sensory and Cognitive Disorders Lab (Fa). 1 Hour.

This course entails practice using assessment tools and methodologies used in analyzing and evaluating visual, cognitive and/or perceptual deficits of all client populations. Active learning experiences are used to examine and demonstrate strategies to address performance deficits. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program. Corequisite: OTPD 5412.

OTPD 5412. Sensory and Cognitive Conditions and Their Treatment (Fa). 2 Hours.

This course examines the visual, cognitive and perceptual disorders associated with developmental or acquired disabilities. Strategies for screening, assessment, and intervention with perceptual and cognitively impaired populations are addressed to determine the effect of the impairment on the components of human performance and occupation. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program. Corequisite: OTPD 5411L.

OTPD 5433. Occupational Therapy Practices with School Age Children (Fa). 3 Hours.

This course covers the role of occupational therapy with school age children in across service delivery models and options. Educational policy at it applies to special education and service provision is included. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program.

OTPD 5443. Occupational Therapy in Early Intervention (Fa). 3 Hours.

This course surveys occupational therapy practices with children birth to three across service delivery models. Issues associated with health promotion and family wellness, social and educational awareness, and coordination of services are included. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program.

OTPD 5451L. Technology and Environmental Interventions Lab (Fa). 1 Hour.

Students develop basic skills for providing evaluation, intervention, and apply evidence-based practice, resource coordination, and advocacy for clients who utilize multiple forms of assistive devices. This includes designing, fabricating, and providing instructions for the use of interventions such as ADL; IADL; EADL; and MRADL devices relevant for infant through adolescent populations. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program or instructor consent. Corequisite: OTPD 5452.

OTPD 5452. Technology and Environmental Interventions (Fa). 2 Hours.

This course explores technological advancements for health and wellness of populations and individuals with and without disabilities so students can develop an understanding of how the non-human, e.g., mechanized, digital, environment impacts occupational performance of the infant through adolescent populations.Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program. Corequisite: OTPD 5451L.

OTPD 5462. Level I Fieldwork and Seminar Experience IV (Sp, Su, Fa). 2 Hours.

Students participate in directed observation and participation at clinical fieldwork sites to enhance professional behaviors. Students observe a practitioner applying his/her expertise and then dialogue about this process. This fieldwork experience includes a weekly fieldwork seminar emphasizes clinical reasoning and documentation using classroom analysis of observations with an emphasis on agency, special education, and policy factors that influence engagement in school and career occupation. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program.

OTPD 5513. Linking Qualitative and Quantitative Research to Practice (Sp). 3 Hours.

Mixed methods research methodology will be applied to service provision, the scholarship of teaching and learning, community and professional service, and leadership. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program.

OTPD 5523. Globalization and Health (Sp, Su). 3 Hours.

Epidemiology tools for understanding health and culture are paired with qualitative approaches at the individual/family/community level to build critical thinking skills about bodily function, life possibilities, and occupation. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program or instructor consent.

OTPD 5533. Upper and Lower Extremities Dysfunction: Assessment and Treatment (Sp). 3 Hours.

This course focuses on physical dysfunction of the upper and lower extremities associated with developmental and acquired conditions, and how these impact life differently as clients age. Assessment and treatment possibilities that are associated with subsequent functional outcomes are explored. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program or instructor consent.

OTPD 5542. Splinting, Orthotics, and Prosthetics (Sp). 2 Hours.

Knowledge and skills associated with outcomes that maximize occupation in everyday life are examined. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program or instructor consent.

OTPD 5562. Level I Fieldwork and Seminar Experience V (Sp, Su). 2 Hours.

Students participate in directed observation and participation at clinical fieldwork sites to enhance professional behaviors. This fieldwork experience includes a weekly fieldwork seminar emphasizes clinical reasoning and documentation using classroom analysis of observations with an emphasis on community living, specialty services, and policy factors that influence functional living. Critical thinking about service provision includes aging in place, lifestyle redesign, chronic disease, and working with supportive medical, community, and family support systems. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program.

OTPD 561V. Level II Fieldwork Rotations (Sp, Su, Fa). 3-12 Hour.

Supervised clinical placements that develop competent, entry-level, generalist occupational therapists who can provide services across age ranges, service models, and practice areas. To be repeated until 480 hours of in-depth experience are acquired. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program, and satisfactory completion of all the OTD program Level I Fieldwork courses. May be repeated for up to 12 hours of degree credit.

OTPD 5723. Mental Health, Addictions, and Behavioral Differences (Su). 3 Hours.

A study of behavioral and substance additions, including an overview of differential treatment. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program or instructor consent.

OTPD 5733. Teambuilding, Advocacy and Leadership (Fa). 3 Hours.

Student readings and papers address the fundamentals of teambuilding in contemporary societies and the role and function of occupational therapists as leaders and advocates. This course includes a service learning component.Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program or instructor consent.

OTPD 574V. Interprofessional Studies (Sp, Su, Fa). 1-3 Hour.

This course provides a mechanism for students to development an interprofessional knowledge base through team building that will enhance their understanding of the work of practitioners in the areas of health, education, and human services. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program or instructor consent. May be repeated for up to 3 hours of degree credit.

OTPD 5812. Higher Education and Career Development (Fa). 2 Hours.

This course provides an overview of the field of higher education, life-long learning, and the role of these in career development. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program or instructor consent.

OTPD 5822. Clinical Supervision in Higher Education (Sp). 2 Hours.

This course exposes students to models of clinical supervision and research on best practices. Observation and reflection are used to develop critical thinking as it applies to supervising students in clinical fieldwork. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program or instructor consent.

OTPD 5833. Capstone Project (Sp, Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

The capstone project is a critical, summative document that demonstrates formative reflection and analyses in a key area of occupational therapy: clinical reasoning and practice, research, administration, leadership, program and policy development, advocacy, education, or theory development. The format of the capstone project is determined by the student in consultation with a faculty mentor.Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program.

OTPD 591V. Level III Fieldwork Doctoral Internship (Sp, Su, Fa). 3-6 Hour.

This doctoral-level experiential component is designed to develop advanced skills in one or more of the following: clinical practice skills, research skills, administration, leadership, program and policy development, advocacy, education, or theory development. The student, under the supervision of an expert mentor, engages in an experience that meets his/her individualized objectives. Duration of the experiential component is a minimum of 16 weeks or 640 hours. Prerequisite: Admission to the Occupational Therapy Professional Doctoral (OTD) degree program. Satisfactory completion of Level I and Level II Fieldwork experiences in the OTD program. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.