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Pitt’s online post-professional CScD in Occupational Therapy degree program is designed to prepare advanced practitioners to lead the field in evidence-based occupational therapy practice, education, advocacy and system change.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Engage Stakeholders: Engage stakeholders at the level of the client, program, population and system
  • Proactively Identify Needs: Identify a need for change and opportunities for improvement in areas of specialization
  • Use Evidence and Data: Appraise, interpret, synthesize and apply evidence and data-driven strategies
  • Influence Change: Understand trends, identify barriers to and facilitators of change and influence change
  • Communicate Effectively: Apply effective negotiation, communication, advocacy and conflict management strategies
  • Lead and Educate: Implement, evaluate and disseminate evidence-based practice

Students enrolled in the CScD in Occupational Therapy degree program will also receive an Advanced Practice Certificate in Implementation of Evidence in Clinical Practice

Courses:

Through the first phase of the program, you will complete the following 34 credits of coursework.

​​​*Required courses for the Advanced Practice Certificate in Implementation of Evidence in Clinical Practice

 

Capstone Project:

Following completion of the 34 credits of online courses, CScD in Occupational Therapy students will culminate their matriculation through the program with an eight-credit capstone project. With the support of a faculty mentor, students will individually design and complete a capstone project that demonstrates their advanced knowledge for implementing evidence into practice.