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Post-Professional Doctoral Program

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Required Courses

OTS 208  Clinical Reasoning IV: Evidence Based Practice (3 SHU)
OTS 286 Leadership Project Planning (4 SHU)
OTS 287 Leadership Project Implementation (6 SHU)
OTS 288 Outcomes Measurement and Monitoring: Using Data to Inform Practice (3 SHU)
OTS 289 Integrative Paper (4 SHU)
OTS 297 and OTS 298 Proseminar (2 SHU each)
Two Graduate Level Courses in Specialty Area (total 6 SHU)

Students can take courses at other universities in the area through the Boston Consortium.

Sample Full-Time Schedule

Fall Semester (Full-Time recommended)
Total 15 semester hour units

  • OTS 288 (3 SHU)
  • OTS 208 (3 SHU)
  • OTS 286 (4 SHU)
  • OTS 297 (2 SHU)
  • Course in Specialty Area (3 SHU)

Spring Semester
Total 15 semester hour units

  • OTS 289 (4 SHU)
  • OTS 287 (6 SHU)
  • OTS 298 (2 SHU)
  • Course in Specialty Area (3 SHU)

*The pro-seminar course is required for EACH semester enrolled in the program for both part-time and full-time students. One fall Pro-Sem 297 and one Spring Pro-Sem 298 taken for 2 SHU each; other enrolled semesters, 0 SHU each time.

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286 Leadership Project Planning

Students under advisement of faculty sponsors plan and develop, in an area of specialty in occupational therapy practice, a comprehensive leadership project that can be either community or clinically based.

The project involves a need assessment and feasibility study, interfacing with potential agencies, and the development of appropriate methodology for evaluation and successful implementation. The project proposal must be approved by a committee of the doctoral faculty.

One-half course credit
Prerequiste: OTD students only
Co-requisites: OTS 208 and 288