Occupational Therapy - Tampa Brochure Entering Class 2021
Nova Southeastern University | 7 Clinical education and face-to-face institutes are the only times when students may have to take time away from their daily lives. The clinical education includes three 3-week Level I and two 12-week Level II fieldwork experience rotations, plus a 16-week doctoral capstone. Students’ clinical competency will be evaluated in basic sciences and clinical skills prior to fieldwork experiences and the doctoral capstone. • Level I fieldwork experiences comprise three 3-week, full-time internships that allow students to apply occupational therapy concepts and theories at selected clinics or other settings. • Level II fieldwork experiences comprise two 12-week, full-time clinical internships at approved settings that provide students with supervised occupational therapy service while they complete predoctoral preparation. • The doctoral capstone includes 16 weeks of in-depth experience in one or more of the following areas: clinical practice, research, administration, leadership, program and policy development, advocacy, education, or theory development. Graduates of NSU’s entry-level O.T.D. program will be eligible to sit for the certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be eligible to be a Registered Occupational Therapist (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification examination. A felony conviction may affect the graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT Certification Examination or attain state licensure. VISIT WITH FACULTY MEMBERS AND STUDENTS Come to the next open house at NSU’s Tampa Bay Regional Campus or one of the Backstage Pass events held during an on-campus institute. • Meet our renowned occupational therapy faculty and staff. • Talk with our Health Professions Division coordinator for admissions and student services. • Tour our facilities. • Visit our state-of-the-art labs and learn about occupational therapy interventions. • See our cutting-edge technology for creating and delivering our distance courses. For more information, including the open house schedule, go online to nova.edu/chcs/ot/otd. STAY INFORMED ABOUT THE NSU TAMPA BAY O.T.D. PROGRAM OTDNews , NSU’s Department of Occupational Therapy newsletter, provides updates on the doctoral program and is available on the O.T.D. website at nova.edu/chcs/ot/otd. Visit the O.T.D. Facebook page at facebook.com/NSU.OTD.TampaBayCampus to learn about recent developments in the department.