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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (OTD)

  • USD 36,000

  • online
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  • Degree

ABOUT THE ONLINE PROGRAM:

DOCTORAL DEGREE IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

ONLINE OTD

Barry University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers a post-professional practice doctorate degree in occupational therapy. This flexible, distance-delivered program is designed for NBCOT certified occupational therapists who wish to advance their education beyond the master’s level. Applicants may submit a reflective portfolio for evaluation to receive up to 6 credits for work experience in areas of leadership, research, or advanced practice

PORTFOLIO FOR WORK EXPERIENCE

The Occupational Therapy Program is committed to transformative education of adult learners through non-traditional lifelong learning experiences. We recognize the value of life and professional experiences and offer certified occupational therapy clinicians the opportunity to submit a reflective portfolio evidencing validation of their acquired knowledge and skills in the program’s educational outcomes. The portfolio must be submitted at the time of admission and may be focused on one or more of the following areas: leadership, research or specialized/ advanced practice. Students may earn up to 6 credits towards their doctorate degree in occupational therapy based on the portfolio review. A Portfolio review fee applies.

Curriculum

The program includes a continuous and sequential structure, beginning with 18 credits in the Core Foundation courses in the discipline (i.e. Theoretical Foundations and Occupation-Centered Practice) and progressing to 18 credits of electives or advanced practice sequence where students complete interdisciplinary courses in specialty topics and advanced areas of practice culminating with a capstone project. The curriculum phases are logically sequenced to build upon previous knowledge and skills gained during the master"s degree preparation and professional practice experience as a certified occupational therapist. The curriculum facilitates the development of expert clinicians skilled in the appraisal and translation of theory and best research evidence to occupational therapy practice. The goals of the core sequence are for students to gain competencies in advanced critical thinking, scientific inquiry, integration of theoretical and evidence-based knowledge and professional leadership. During the second phase of the curriculum, students gain advanced clinical expertise, engage in self-reflection, and further lifelong learning in select specialty areas. The scholarly capstone project is the culmination of the learning process for the OTD student. In addition, the curriculum also includes a 16 week doctorate experiential practicum which is interwoven through the curriculum.

Courses in the curriculum are web and multi-media based and include synchronous and asynchronous distance learning formats. They may be completed on a part time of full time basis with a minimum of 6 credits required each semester.

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