Occupational Therapy - Tampa Brochure Entering Class 2021

Nova Southeastern University | 5 VISION NSU’s Occupational Therapy O.T.D. blended (hybrid) distance and face-to-face program is exemplary in promoting leadership; lifelong learning; service; evidence-based, reflective practice; and scholarship for professional excellence in occupational therapy. As part of our vision, NSU’s O.T.D. program will seek to lead the profession and community through its contributions in educational leadership, community and professional service, lifelong learning, and scholarly endeavors. PURPOSE Through its innovative curricular design and delivery model, NSU’s entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (O.T.D.) program prepares qualified students to become suc- cessful occupational therapy practitioners, managers, and leaders who are generalists with beginning specialization in a selected practice area. The program prepares students to graduate with • knowledge and skills for competent, entry-level, occupation-based practice • professional leadership • the drive to remain contemporary in a variety of contexts for an ever-changing world Students are armed with a doctoral level of expertise and clinical reasoning applied to clinical specialization, leadership, research, theory explorations, program and policy development, administration, advocacy, and/or education. WHY NSU TAMPA BAY? • one of the pioneer entry-level doctoral programs in the world • fast track to job market • state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories • cutting-edge technology for therapeutic intervention and designs/delivery of distance courses • ability to maintain most current home commitments during didactic portions of the program (Due to program demands, outside employment is discouraged.) • renowned and seasoned clinicians/educators/researchers as faculty • face-to-face and electronic interaction with other creative and compassionate individuals • approximately 2,000 hours of clinical experience • low faculty member/student ratio • multiple service-learning experience opportunities • centrally located for travel, lodging, entertainment, and culture ENTRY-LEVEL O.T.D. PROGRAM OVERVIEW