Occupational Therapy – Education (OT Doctorate)

Online Occupational Therapy Degree

 

Overview:

Concordia University Online’s Occupational Therapy education-track doctorate gives you the opportunity to pass your experience and expertise to new generations in the nursing field. Our curriculum is designed and led by experienced professionals who blend the ideas of adult education and well-being in a uniquely supportive Christian environment. Plus, working occupational therapists with three years of field experience can earn their Clinical OTD in as few as two years.

Area of Study Health Services
Next Start Date January 15, 2017
Credits

34

Cost/Credit

$662

Total Cost

$22,508

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Goals / Objectives

  • Ability to teach in both a traditional and online environment
  • Understanding of the physical and cognitive changes that must be addressed when dealing with adult learners
  • Preparation for employment in advanced education at public and private institutions
  • Practical knowledge of research, policy, and best practices of program assessment in higher education, specifically related to allied health professions
  • Capable of performing formal assessment methods and legal and ethical practices
  • Ability to develop interactive, collaborative educational experiences for higher education using adult learning theory, communication media, and technology
  • Experience in creating effective courses in face-to-face, online, and/or blended formats
  • Skills in conflict resolution and communication in a community setting

Career Outlook

  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Nursing Homes
  • Hospice Centers
  • Community Agencies
  • Mental Health Agencies
  • Wellness Clinics

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Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Professional Writing for Occupational Therapy (OT 901) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Introduction to Sociology is an introduction to the study of social groups and social relationships. The course analyzes basic sociological concepts to acquaint the student with the fundamental laws governing human relationships. Problems of social structure, social processes and social motivations will be considered.
Advanced Evidence-Based Practice (OT 911) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will help students develop advanced skills in evidence-based occupational therapy practice. Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of research methodology and statistics to continue to hone their skills in critical appraisal of scientific literature. Students will search for scientific evidence, read and critically appraise the evidence, and apply this information to clinical decision making. Students will consider topics in this course that may develop into their capstone project.
Occupational Therapy Theory and Concepts in the Current Healthcare Environment (OT 910) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will introduce students to current policy influencing the future direction of the profession of occupational therapy. Students will investigate these changes as they relate to the theoretical underpinnings of the profession and analyze changes and trends in occupational therapy over time.
Occupational Science (OT 915) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will examine the relationship of occupation to health and well-being. Students will investigate how theories of occupation bring about change in their client populations through application of client-centered, occupation-based clinical practices. Occupational science will also be studied as a theoretical, foundational construct influencing the profession of occupational therapy.
Mentoring and Clinical Education (OT 916) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will provide students the opportunity to learn how to educate health professionals by reviewing learning theories and teaching strategies. Students will be introduced to models of mentorship while exploring the characteristics of an effective mentor. The course will develop skills in conflict resolution and communication in a community setting.

Teaching in Higher Education Track Courses

Educating the Adult Learner (OT 930) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will focus on adult development and learning theories. Students will identify the stages of adult development and examine the concept of andragogy versus pedagogy. Major theories of adult learning and how they relate to instructional practices will be explored. Physical and cognitive changes will be discussed in the context of teaching adult learners. This course will focus on teaching practices in both a traditional and online environment.
Clinical Practice to Higher Education (OT 931) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is designed to prepare the student for employment in high education. Accreditation bodies, policies and issues related to higher education will be explored. General expectations of entry level faculty at public and private institutions will be identified. This course will review curriculum development, strategic planning, and program evaluation.
Assessment in Higher Education Allied Health Professions (OT 932) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is designed to focus on research, policy, and best practices in course and program assessment in higher education specifically related to allied health professions. This will include an exploration of assessment to curriculum planning and in program evaluation. Students will identify, define, and interpret the types of valid and reliable education assessment methods and explore uses for formative, summative and authentic assessment. Informal and formal assessment methods will be explored and legal and ethical practices will also be addressed.
Instructional Design for Higher Education Allied Health Professions (OT 933) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will focus on the instructional design process and applying adult learning theory, communication media, and technology to develop interactive, collaborative educational experiences for higher education allied health professions. Established and upcoming instructional design models will be used to assist future higher education faculty develop effective courses in face-to-face, online, and/or blended formats.

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