Occupational Therapy - Tampa Brochure Entering Class 2021

6 | Occupational Therapy COURSE OF STUDY (STARTING EACH SUMMER) NSU is a pioneer of accredited university programs offering entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (O.T.D.) degrees. Classes for the 3 1/3-year, blended (hybrid) distance/face-to-face O.T.D. program are held at the NSU Tampa Bay Regional Campus. The program, designed to attract creative and compassionate individuals who like to help others achieve their potential, meets the need for occupational therapy education beyond a master’s degree by students who want flexibility. A distance/face-to-face blended program means that students • attend four-day, on-campus institutes taught by reputable faculty members approximately once a month per semester • take the remainder of each course online, using state-of-the-art technology for information, communication, and collaboration Success in NSU’s program requires the ability to navigate the university’s learning management system (currently Canvas); manage electronic communications; utilize research and information databases; and apply software, among other technology, when participating in the didactic, clinical, and research components of the NSU Tampa Bay O.T.D. curriculum. The program is dedicated to preparing occupational therapists to serve as part of an interdisciplinary team of health professionals in a variety of practice settings, including • hospitals • schools • outpatient • private practice • home health • new programs where occupational therapists are not yet employed Course activities promote clinical decision making and problem-solving skills at all levels of interaction with patients and clients, from initial examination to outcomes assessment. The program’s goal is to provide graduates with opportunities to optimally prepare for real-world practice. Did You Know? During the program, students accumulate approximately 2,000 hours of clinical education. The location of these clinical sites is subject to availability. ENTRY-LEVEL O.T.D. PROGRAM OVERVIEW, continued