Occupational Therapy

Capstone Resources

Department of Occupational Therapy

School of Health Professions
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, Texas 77555-1142

Main Office
P: 409-772-3060

Academic Capstone Experiential Coordinator
Lima Ghulmi, OTD, OTR
P: 409-772-3090
E: lighulmi@utmb.edu

Information for Students

Information for Clinical Educators

Introduction To Capstone

The American Occupational Therapy Association requires Level I, Level II, and Capstone Experiential fieldwork as part of an accredited occupational therapy program. Also students may be required by some facilities to undergo a criminal background check before interning at their sites. The experiential capstone experience is the culmination of the didactic work and clinical experience of the occupational therapy doctoral student. Each student has an opportunity to create a program or project based on the needs of the community, clinical, academic, research, or institutional sites including local, state, and national governments. As the capstone is meant to create the future leaders of our profession, we help students create innovative and sustainable projects that benefit the clients, the site, and the community.

Capstone Timeline

1st Year - Spring
Capstone I - Needs assessment and Literature Review

2nd Year - Spring
Capstone II - Capstone Proposal

3rd Year - Spring/Summer
Capstone Experiential April to July

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