HPD OT Ft Lauderdale Students Entering 2021

Nova Southeastern University | 7 MASTER OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PROGRAM PURPOSE NSU’s Master of Occupational Therapy (M.O.T.) Program develops exemplary occupa- tional therapy practitioners, managers, and leaders. The program prepares students for entry-level practice, interprofessional and community collaboration, and professional leadership. As practitioners, graduates promote participation in meaningful occupation for lifelong health and well-being through evidence-based, occupation-centered practice in a variety of contexts. COURSE OF STUDY NSU’s M.O.T. program prepares students for the requirements of current and emerging occupational therapy practice. Classes for the M.O.T. program will be held on the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus. Because of continual advances in knowledge and societal changes, the emphasis of the program is on the acquisition of critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. These skills serve the graduate with ongoing professional development and learning. Moreover, the acquisition of specific occupational therapy therapeutic skills is grounded in a thorough understanding of the theoretical rationales behind them. The program is dedicated to preparing occupational therapy practitioners to serve as members of interprofessional health care teams in a variety of areas across the life span. The program builds on the students’ strong undergraduate preparation, continuing to teach them to think critically, understand new technologies, communicate and solve problems effectively, and appreciate the connections that enhance quality of life. Students will complete coursework in basic sciences, the study of occupation and occu- pational analysis, theoretical foundation, research methods, and management. In addition, students will complete coursework and complementary in-the-field training in the areas of pediatrics, mental health and wellness, adult and older adult rehabilitation, and leadership. The curriculum requires students to complete • six semesters of academic coursework on campus • three Level I fieldwork experiences in the areas of ♦ mental health and wellness ♦ children and adolescents ♦ adult and older adult rehabilitation • two three-month, full-time, Level II fieldwork experiences ENTRY-LEVEL M.O.T. COURSE OF STUDY Did You Know? NSU’s Master of Occupational Therapy Program starts each summer and is designed to be completed in 29 consecutive months.