Final Capstone Project
The Occupational Therapy (OT) Capstone is the integration of three OT courses:
- OT 494 Directed Study in Occupational Therapy, Introduction to Scholarly Writing
- OT 589 Readings in Occupational Therapy
- OT 995 Scholarly Project or OT 997 Independent Study
OT 995 or OT 997 is the final course in this series; the student team chooses which course they wish to take. This is required of all students in the final semesters of their academic preparation. At the end of this process the student completes an oral comprehensive presentation to the faculty and has successfully completed the five required chapters of their project approved and prepared for binding and placement in the SMHS Library.
The final capstone course is an opportunity for students to demonstrate that they have achieved the goals for learning established by their educational institution and major department. Regardless of which course the student chooses, each course is designed to assess the student's ability to integrate learning from the courses in the major and prior academic experiences. Each course requires the application of that learning to a project which serves as an instrument of evaluation.