Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required to Earn the Degree: 21

Required Courses:

HRPR 5001Current and Emerging Issues in Public Health and Health Professions0
OTHR 8509Leadership in the Health Professions: The Art and Science of Influence3
OTHR 8511Clinical Education and Fieldwork Supervision3
OTHR 8512Studies in Outcome Measures and Analysis3
OTHR 8513Evidence-Based Practice and Clinical Research3
OTHR 8514Occupational Based Theories and Participation3
OTHR 8902Capstone Project Inquiry1
OTHR 8904Capstone Project Proposal and Implementation1
OTHR 8905Capstone Project1
OTHR 9089Field Study and Professional Portfolios3
Total Credit Hours21

Minimum Grade to be Earned for All Required Courses: B-

Culminating Event:
Capstone Project:
OTHR 9089 Field Study and Professional Portfolios is a field study experience that offers students an ideal opportunity to collect data for their capstone research projects; gain hands-on experience with data collection, management and analysis; and participate in mentored clinical experiences that support the central commitment of their doctoral capstone project. The course is offered in the Spring term to allow students the time needed to complete data analysis from the experience and incorporate the findings into their terminal capstone project, which is finalized during the Summer semester.

Students are assigned a faculty advisor to guide the capstone experience over a series of coursework: OTHR 8902 Capstone Project Inquiry, OTHR 8904 Capstone Project Proposal and Implementation, and OTHR 8905 Capstone Project. Outcomes from the capstone project are expected to be disseminated through presentations or publications and/or to be incorporated into clinical practice.