Get the Facts about Capstone Projects

This course is discounted for ArizOTA members.

Get the Facts about Capstone Projects

Self-paced Course
$30 | 2 Contact Hours

This course is created by the Arizona Occupational Therapy Association.

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Mentoring a doctoral capstone student differs from fieldwork as mentors serve as a guide for students as they gain skills in identified focus areas. Potential capstone mentors should understand the requirements and purpose of capstone and how evidence-based collaboration can align student-learning objectives with a project beneficial to the mentor. First presenters will provide an overview of capstone as it differs from fieldwork. Next, we will focus on OT mentor and community mentor experiences and project outcomes. Finally, a panel session including occupational therapy community partners will discuss with participants the benefits of a capstone program and answer questions.

Target Audience: Occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, occupational therapy students.

Presented by:
Sara Stephenson OTD, OTR/L, BCPR
Rebecca L. Wolf, JD, MPH, OTR/L
Jennifer Muriithi, OTD, OTR/L
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learning objectives
After this occupational therapy continuing education course, the learner will be able to:
  • Understand how capstone differs from fieldwork

  • Identify 3 benefits to mentoring capstone students in their practice setting

Instructor bio
Sara Stephenson OTD, OTR/L, BCPR

Sara Stephenson, Capstone Coordinator for the NAU OT program, has academic and clinical practice experience mentoring doctoral capstone students. Specialties include neurologic rehabilitation and NICU.
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Rebecca L. Wolf, JD, MPH, OTR/L

 Rebecca Wolf is an Assistant Professor and Doctoral Capstone Coordinator for the OT Department at A.T. Still University. Her specialties include professionalism, ethics, and policy.

Jennifer Muriithi, OTD, OTR/L 

Jennifer Muriithi has 25 years clinical experience and has mentored two capstone students in both traditional and non-traditional settings.
Completion Requirements
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In order to receive the certificate of completion, participants must meet ALL of the following criteria:
  • Complete payment to enroll in course
  • View course videos in entirety
  • Pass the course exam with a score of 80% or greater
Please note that no credit or certificate will be issued unless all criteria is met.  Partial credit will not be issued.  
cancellation policy
Live Courses and Webinars
Learner cancellations: In the event that the learner requests to cancel or is unable to attend a course, a refund for the total paid for the course will be granted if Aspire OT is notified via email at within 10 business days prior to date of the scheduled course, minus a non-refundable registration fee of 25% of registration price.  If the learner provides notification of cancellation less then 10 business days prior to the scheduled course, the learner will be offered the opportunity to attend the same webinar on an alternate date or enrollment in the recorded on-demand version of that webinar, instead of a refund.  

No refunds will be issued after a course has been attended for more than 30 minutes.  Partial credit will not be issued.  

Provider cancellations: 
In the event of inclement weather or other event resulting in the inability for a live course to be provided within the scheduled time, learners will be offered an alternate date or a full refund for registration paid.
On-Demand web Courses 
Web courses will remain available to learners for 1 year. No refunds will be available for web courses that have been attended or viewed for greater than 30 minutes. In the event of a refund, the learner will be unenrolled in the course immediately upon issuance of a refund. No refunds will be issued for any course in which a certificate has been issued.  

Course Author

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This occupational therapy continuing education course is being offered as part of Aspire OT's State Association Partnership Program. This course is discounted for ArizOTA Members.