2021-2022 Brenau University Catalog 
    
    Nov 27, 2021  
2021-2022 Brenau University Catalog

School of Occupational Therapy


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Occupational therapy is a health profession committed to helping people of all ages participate in necessary and meaningful daily activities of life-or, occupations. The School of Occupational Therapy provides graduate education programs preparing students to become occupational therapists who excel in practice, inquiry and advocacy. Building on and continuing the values of liberal education faculty guide students to: become excellent practitioners in diverse settings; to improve the profession by engaging in practice scholarship; and, to provide leadership and advocacy locally, nationally and internationally. In conjunction with its educational mission, the School engages with the community to provide high quality occupational therapy services and to advocate for the health and participation of people, and populations through meaningful occupation.

Degrees Offered  Both the masters and the doctoral degree levels are acceptable routes of entry into the occupational therapy profession and prepare graduates to be entry-level practitioners. Please see a detailed list at the end of this section of majors and courses offered by the School of Occupational Therapy.

Undergraduate Information/ Preparation for the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (M.S.O.T.) and the Occupational Therapy Doctorate Degree Programs (O.T.D.)

Students enter the Occupational Therapy programs at the graduate level. Students with an undergraduate degree in any major will be considered for admission to either degree program as long as they have met the program prerequisite. There are several majors at Brenau specifically designed to provide the undergraduate preparation for entry into the M.S.O.T. program. Students who take the substantial portion of their undergraduate work at Brenau are given preference for admission if all prerequisite requirements are met. Please click on the links below for the information specific to these options.

Accreditation  The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, Maryland 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org

After completion of an entry-level occupational therapy degree from an accredited program, graduates are qualified to sit for the national certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT®). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an occupational therapist, registered (OTR®). Most states require licensure to practice occupational therapy. State licenses are typically based, in part, on the results of the NBCOT® certification examination. All applicants should be aware that the certification and licensing boards have the right to refuse to grant occupational therapy certification and/or licenses to any individuals regardless of their educational credentials under circumstances of: 1) falsification of application for certification/ licensure; 2) conviction of a felony or crime of moral turpitude; and, 3) other moral and legal violations specified in relevant state laws. An applicant who thinks he or she may have an applicable situation should talk with the program director early in the program of study.

The Brenau University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by ACOTE. The first cohort will begin classes in August 2020. The program must then have a preaccreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR).

Center for Productive Living

The Center for Productive Living (CPL), housed within the School of Occupational Therapy, provides services to the community while at the same time providing educational opportunities for Brenau students. The CPL reflects the School’s commitment to promote health through engagement in life by facilitating opportunities for all individuals to participate in purposeful and meaningful occupations of their choice. Further, the CPL provides students and faculty members, as well as clients and community members, the opportunity to engage in activities which help remove barriers to social participation.

Services are provided by occupational therapy students with supervision from licensed occupational therapists. The program is scheduled each semester based on both community and student learning needs. The CPL is located at the School of Occupational Therapy at Brenau East located at 999 Chestnut St. SE, Gainesville, GA 30501, with additional programs offered at the North Atlanta (Norcross) Campus Occupational Therapy Department located at 3139 Campus Drive, Norcross, GA 30071. For information about services, please call (678) 707-5010.
 

Center for Clinical and Professional Reasoning

The mission of the Center for Clinical and Professional Reasoning (CPRC) is to promote effective professional practice through educational activities designed to stimulate systematic examination of current practices, as well as to promote the infusion of reasoning practices most likely to result in efficient and effective client outcomes. The CPRC provides a nexus for resources, scholarship and professional development activities, all designed to understand and promote effective professional reasoning in practice. Students are engaged in a professional process of reflection practice through coursework, fieldwork and research. Practitioners are engaged in practice improvement through collaboration with Brenau faculty members in research, workshops, seminars and consultation experiences, and development of publications and presentations to national and international audiences. The Center is located in the School of Occupational Therapy, at Brenau East, 999 Chestnut St. SE, Gainesville, GA 30501. For information about the Center, contact Dr. Barbara Schell, Professor Emeritus, School of Occupational Therapy, at bschell@brenau.edu.

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Occupational Therapy Graduate Information

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) entry-level degree program educates students to become occupational therapists to work in diverse settings. The ACOTE accredited curriculum emphasizes evidence-based practice with hands-on experiences. The program is 94 credit hours and includes the required Level I and Level II Fieldwork experiences; courses are offered once per year according to the respective program sequence. The MSOT is offered in two program tracks at two different locations:

Gainesville Day MSOT Program: This program is full-time, year-round for 7 semesters with the curriculum delivered face-to-face Monday-Friday 8-5 on the Brenau East Campus in Gainesville, GA. Students can expect to devote 30-50 hours each week in class meetings, fieldwork experiences, and assignments.  A new cohort begins each August with applications due December 2 of the preceding year.

Norcross Weekend MSOT Program: This program is full-time, year-round for 9 semesters with the curriculum delivered in a hybridized format with fewer courses each semester. Students complete online learning during the week and come to the North Atlanta-Norcross Campus in Norcross, GA for face-to-face learning on Fridays, 1 pm-9 pm, and Saturdays, 8 am-5:30 pm for 8-9 weekends per semester. Students can expect to devote 30+ hours each week completing online learning activities, fieldwork experiences, and assignments. Successful students are self-directed learners with experience in on-line learning. A new cohort begins each January with applications due June 2 of the preceding year.

Educational Outcomes: Professional Entry M.S.O.T Program

Together with our Community of Practice—faculty, alumni, clinical educators, and students—the M.S.O.T. program prepares its graduates to excel in Professional Practice, Scientific Inquiry and Advocacy. Brenau graduates are reflective, pragmatic scholars who use effective professional reasoning to engage in innovative, ethical, science-driven and culturally-relevant therapeutic practice. Our graduates value life-long personal and professional growth and share a commitment to contributing to the wider body of professional knowledge through scientific endeavors and scholarship. Finally, we endeavor to educate occupational therapists who will provide transformative leadership at the local, state, national and international levels within the profession and society at large.
Specific educational goals are to develop occupational therapists who can:

1. Provide high quality professional occupational therapy services in diverse practice environments including medical, educational and community settings.

2. Demonstrate knowledge and skills.

3. Communicate professionally in written and oral form using applicable technological resources.

4. Demonstrate a critical understanding of occupational therapy and occupational science theories and their utility for guiding practice and research.

5. Conduct and use research to inform practice:

6. Participate in life-long professional development through:

7. Participate in life-long personal development related to self-awareness, spirituality, and life-time fitness.

8. Contribute to the development of the profession through ongoing professional activities.

9. Reflect the values and attitudes of the profession through ethical practice.

10. Analyze socio-cultural factors affecting practice, including organizational, legal and global/political issues.

11. Advocate for societal acceptance of individuals with occupational performance problems in order to support access to and participation in desired activities.

Please see the Occupational Therapy (M.S.O.T.)  program for prerequisite and graduation requirements.

Admission Process

Consideration for MSOT program admission include the potential student’s academic ability, familiarity with occupational therapy, group interview, and professional references. Potential students will: 1) Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, or receive a baccalaureate degree by June 1st of the admission year; 2) Have an overall minimum GPA of 3.0; 3) Complete 40 hours of observation in at least two different occupational therapy practice settings; and, 4) Complete the 8 prerequisite courses within the last 8 years, from an accredited college or university, with a grade of “C” or better, no later than June 1st of the admission year. Overall GPA of 3.0 or greater is required. Prerequisite GPA of 3.0 is preferred. At time of application submission, should have at least 5 prerequisite courses complete, or currently enrolled, with 2 of those being science courses. AP credit is accepted physics and statistics prerequisite courses with receipt of official College Board report, submitted directly to Brenau University.CLEP credit accepted for lifespan, introduction to sociology, and statistics prerequisite courses.

The Brenau School of Occupational Therapy participates in the Occupational Therapy Centralized Applications Service, known as OTCAS. To be considered for admission to MSOT program, potential students submit a complete online OTCAS application package. The OTCAS application requires each applicant to include the following: 1) three professional references with at least one from an occupational therapist; 2) documentation of 40 hours of observation/shadowing in at least two different occupational therapy practice settings; and, 3) a copy of official transcripts from all previous institutions. To learn more about the OTCAS application process, visit the OTCAS website. Documents submitted for admission through the OTCAS system will count as official submissions to the University.

Due to the competitive nature of the program applications, meeting admission requirements does not guarantee admission. Students who meet the admission requirements may be invited to participate in an interview and to submit an additional writing sample. Applications are evaluated based on the admission requirements. A wait list of qualified students is maintained until the program track cohort is filled and finalized.

International Applicants:

Applicants with F-1 Visa must complete the following by the program deadline:

  • Course-by-course NACES-approved transcript evaluation for any non-US courses to be sent directly to Brenau University.

International Student English Language Requirement: Proficiency in the English language can be proven through submission of a minimum of one of the following:

  • ACT composite score of 19
  • IELTS score of 6
  • SAT total of 900 (verbal 450)
  • Test of English as a Modern Language (TOEFL) score of 550 (Paper based test)
  • Test of English as a Modern Language (TOEFL) score of 213 (Computer based test)
  • Test of English as a Modern Language (TOEFL) score of 79 (Internet-based test).
  • Or a grade of “C” or better in EH 101 & EH 102 from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university.
OT Progression Policies and Procedures

Students must successfully pass all coursework as well as all fieldwork experiences in order to graduate from the program. The following academic requirements must be met for students to remain classified in good standing in the occupational therapy (OT) program, therefore earning the right to continue in the program:

  1. Consistent with the Brenau Graduate School requirements, students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA while in the program; a cumulative 3.0 GPA is required to graduate.
    1. Academic Probation: If a student’s cumulative GPA falls below a 3.0, the student will be placed on Academic Probation by the University.
    2. Academic Suspension: Students will be placed on Academic Suspension by the University following a second semester cumulative GPA below 3.0. Students who are placed on Academic Suspension by the University will automatically be dismissed from the OT program. Refer to the Brenau Catalog for information on Graduate Academic Probation and Academic Suspension.
  2. Students must successfully complete all courses with a C or better.
  3. Students who receive below a C in any course in the program plan will be dismissed from the OT program. Students should refer to the Brenau University Catalog for graduate course grade appeals and timelines.
  4. Students dismissed from the OT program will receive a letter of notification from the Director of the School of OT and are not permitted to attend or participate in OT courses, fieldwork, and related activities.
  5. Courses within the respective OT program curriculum may have higher grade requirements. These will be published in the course syllabus and must be met to remain in good standing and progress in the curriculum. Failure to meet the course requirements will result in dismissal from the OT program.
  6. Students have the option to apply for reinstatement to the OT program one time. Reinstatement is not automatic. If a student is reinstated to the OT program, courses with  a grade of “D” or “F” must be repeated and successfully completed with a grade of “B” or higher prior to continuing progression in the program. If the failed course has a corresponding lecture or lab course, that course must be simultaneously audited. Students may be required to complete additional coursework or meet specified criteria in order to be readmitted.
  7. Pending successful completion of repeated courses, reinstated students will join the next available cohort in the same program track to which they were originally admitted.
  8. All readmitted students will be placed and remain on academic probation.
  9. Students must demonstrate satisfactory professional behaviors, ethical and safe behavior in all classes and field work. Documentation of unsatisfactory ratings of professional behavior in two or more semesters can be grounds for dismissal from the program.
  10. Level II Fieldwork must be successfully completed within 24 months of the academic program completion.
  11. Students must complete the degree within 150% of the published length of the program.
OT Readmission Procedures

Students who are suspended from the University will receive a letter of notification from the University Registrar. Students must submit an Appeal Form (found on the Office of the Registrar website) to apply for reinstatement to the University in addition to readmission to the OT program.

  1. Following notification of dismissal from the OT program, the student must meet with his or her OT Academic Advisor to discuss the dismissal and academic options
  2. To request readmission to the OT program, the student must submit a formal letter to Department Chair of the respective OT program. A copy of the letter should be submitted to the student’s OT Academic Advisor.
  3. The Department Chair will review the readmission request with the student’s OT Academic Advisor and respective members of the School of OT Leadership Team to determine if the student’s case should go through the expedited OT Progression Committee to permit quick readmission or go through the full Progression Committee review which requires additional time for completion. Students may be asked to provide additional information to the Progressions Committee which will provide recommendations to the Department Chair regarding readmission.
  4. Based on the recommendations from the OT Progression Committee, the Department Chair makes a final decision on the readmission request and communicates this in writing to the Director of the School of OT.
  5. The Director of the School of OT issues a letter to the student regarding the decision, copies the respective OT Academic Advisor, and notifies the Dean of the Ivester College of Health Sciences and the Registrar’s Office. If readmitted, the student must then follow up with their OT Academic Advisor to determine next steps regarding their return into the program. The OT Academic Advisor works with the Department Chair to revise the student’s Program Plan and emails the Office Manager and the Fieldwork Team of the plan.
Reactivation Procedures
  1. Students, in good academic standing, who have not enrolled in the OT program for more than one semester because of an approved medical withdrawal, and who wish to return must contact their OT Academic Advisor for information about options to rejoin the program. Students must follow the Reactivation procedures described in the Brenau University Catalog. The Director of the School of OT will email the Registrar’s Office indicating approval for the student’s return to the OT program.
  2. Students who have a lapse of enrollment in the OT program for one semester or more must apply for reinstatement to the OT program following the Readmission Procedures.
OT Grading Scale

Criteria for grading is discussed at the beginning of each course and will be included in the course syllabi. Certain assignments/ quizzes/ exams may have minimum grade expectations. All grades and evaluations earned by the student and issued by the faculty are based upon the quality of the student’s overall academic performance both in and out of class. The School of Occupational Therapy follows the Brenau University grade policy for final course grades using the following OT Grading Scale: A equals 90-100 points/percent; B equals 80-89 points/percent; C equals 75-79 points/percent; D equals 69-74 points; and, F equals below 69 points. Students must successfully complete all courses with a C or better.

Attendance Requirements

Students are expected to attend and participate in class regularly and to contact course instructors for any absence. Within the . OT programs, the instructors and course syllabi may incorporate stricter attendance policies which supersede those described below. Students are to assume responsibility for meeting all requirements as specified in the course syllabus.

Gainesville and Norcross Day Programs
Students who miss more than 20 percent of the scheduled class sessions for whatever reason may be removed from the class with a failing grade due to non-attendance and non-participation.

Norcross Weekend Program
Due to the limited number of on-ground class sessions, students who miss more than one class period or the equivalent (which is four hours) may be at risk for receiving a failing grade due to non-attendance and non-participation.

Special Fees and Expenses

In addition to the University tuition and fees, students are responsible for additional expenses for fieldwork, lab fees, and textbooks for selected courses and other required certifications, examinations, coverage, and memberships needed for completion of the M.S.O.T. program.

  • Textbooks tend to be expensive, but are used across the program and as professional references once in the field. Each semester, students will receive a list of the required and recommend text(s) for the course.
  • E*Value database Students are charged a one time $325 fee for the E*Value web database to maintain health records and other professional resources including a professional portfolio. Students retain access to E*Value for a period of time after graduation from the program.
  • Fieldwork Expenses Fieldwork Expenses Students must be able to provide their own transportation to fieldwork sites. Level I Fieldwork sites may occur within a 90 minute drive of the campus or student’s home. Students should plan early in their curriculum for potential future costs associated with Level II fieldwork, to include travel (at least one Level II may occur out of area/state), housing, site required clothing, additional background check requirements, immunizations, etc. as listed below.
  1. Students may have to pay transportation, parking and meals during fieldwork experiences.
  2. Students may have to pay for random drug tests required either by the program or the fieldwork site.
  3. Students are expected to pay for criminal background checks throughout the program for Brenau University and possibly for the fieldwork sites.
  4. Students are expected to pay any costs associated with immunizations required by the program and fieldwork sites.
  5. Students may need to pay additional fees associated by fieldwork sites related to management of student records during the fieldwork experience.
  6. Students are also expected to cover tuition costs and living expenses related to the two required full-time (typically 12 week) fieldwork experiences (OT 715 and OT 716). In addition, these fieldwork experiences typically require working over 40 hours per week, making it extremely difficult to work during the completion of these experiences. Therefore, students must plan well in advance to cover all of their costs for the semester that they are in full-time fieldwork
  • Laptop computer Students will find that the program practices necessitate a laptop computer which meets specifications consistent with Brenau IT guidelines available on the Brenau IT web page and sufficient internet access. The University charges a Technology Fee each semester. For fee costs and what is covered, refer to that section of the Catalog. Students are required to own a computer that has sufficient memory for the use of streaming video or audio, as well as significant word and data processing. At present, the Microsoft Office Suite is the standard product used by all instructors, so students are expected to have computers that have compatible software for all coursework.
  • Liability Insurance is provided by the University and is not valid after the student leaves the program.
  • Tuition and University Fees are the same as those published on the University website.
  • Lab/Course Fees are assigned as needed to cover consumable materials, such as supplies, assessments, and NBCOT tests used in the course of teaching. These are posted online in the course listings. Fees are billed at the time of registration.
  • State and National Professional Organizations Students are expected to obtain and remain members of the student, state and national professional organizations, and can obtain fee costs from the relevant organizations as noted in the School of Occupational Therapy Handbook. Proof of membership is required within two courses in the O.T. program.
  • M.S.O.T. Thesis Project expenses typically range from $200-600 per thesis team member which includes costs associated with conducting the research. Depending upon the Thesis delivery method chosen by the Thesis Chair, there may be costs for creating posters and/or presentations and/or duplicating and binding the finished thesis.
  • Graduation fees are listed in the Catalog and are billed to the student account by the registrar’s office.

If for any reason a student is unable to comply with required fees and deadlines, the student is expected to notify his or her advisor in a timely manner, so that the student may be referred to the appropriate financial support resources.

Health and Other Special Requirements

Because of the intensive clinical work in a variety of health care settings, the following additional requirements must be met upon admission to the program and renewed as needed throughout the program. Students will be notified of due dates for fees and documentation for these requirements. Students must pay these fees in order to start classes each year.

  • Record of immunization (PPD, MMR, Hepatitis B, varicella/chicken pox, and DPT)
  • Annual TB Testing
  • Results of a yearly physical examination
  • CPR at the basic healthcare provider level
  • Health Insurance-is available through the university
  • Documentation supporting reasonable accommodations for fieldwork (if needed)
  • Completed Background Check (must be completed prior to first semester in program)
  • A signed copy of the “Rights and Responsibilities of Student” form
  • Universal Precaution/OSHA and Safety Training
  • Student Data Form (must be updated yearly)

Course Sequence and Requirements  The professional entry-level program tracks are scheduled as cohort programs, and courses are generally offered only once a year in each program site. Successful completion of Level I and Level II Fieldwork experiences is necessary for degree completion. Course sequences for each program track location are available on the web site.

Essential Functions  Admitted students are required to meet essential functions necessary for an occupational therapy student. A list of these is available from the School of Occupational Therapy, the Student Handbook, and is also on the School website. Reasonable accommodations are provided consistent with Brenau Policies.

General Certification and Licensure Requirements  After completion of an entry-level occupational therapy degree from an accredited program, graduates are qualified to sit for the national certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT®). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an occupational therapist, registered (OTR®). Most states require licensure to practice occupational therapy. State licenses are typically based, in part, on the results of the NBCOT® certification examination. All students should be aware that the certification and licensing boards have the right to refuse to grant occupational therapy certification and/or licenses to any individuals regardless of their educational credentials under circumstances of:

  1. falsification of application for certification/ licensure;
  2. conviction of a felony or crime of moral turpitude; and,
  3. other moral and legal violations specified in relevant state laws.

Any student who thinks he or she may have an applicable situation should talk with the respective program director either prior to admission or shortly thereafter.


Doctor of Occupational Therapy

The School of Occupational Therapy offers a post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (O.T.D.) degree for individuals with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in occupational therapy.

Purpose

The Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) is designed for practicing occupational therapists who want to advance practice and their professional development. This doctoral program is based on the belief that advanced practice in occupational therapy requires a synthesis of expert knowledge, effective professional reasoning, and the ability to communicate and share knowledge with others. The program curriculum integrates the Brenau University School of Occupational Therapy philosophy by preparing students to advance and excel in their ability to engage and lead in practice, inquiry and advocacy.

In this program, students engage in mindful and ongoing examination of their experiences and assumptions about practice as they learn more about emerging theories, research, and clinical practice. The OTD curriculum prepares students to advance practice and their professional development through multiple routes including scholarship; leadership; program development and management; skill with evidence based practice; education of students, practitioners co-workers, clients, families, and communities; promotion and engagement in clinical research; development of new businesses; and/or gaining support and funding for their goals.

Educational Outcomes: Post-Professional OTD Program

Upon completion of the OTD program, students will be able to:

  1. Clearly articulate their professional reasoning and support the development of professional reasoning in others.
  2. Facilitate and promote ethical leadership in practice, education, and clinical research.
  3. Find, evaluate, and incorporate research evidence when making practice and programmatic decisions.
  4. Develop new programs that meet societal needs for participation in occupations.
  5. Find and solicit support and/or funding for advanced practice, clinical research, and/or educational initiatives.
  6. Critically review and synthesize information about the multiple and complex factors that influence practice and professional roles.
  7. Develop and provide education to adults in diverse health and education contexts based upon best practices in learning theory and teaching methods
  8. Effectively disseminate information about projects or programs in both oral and written formats.

OTD Program Location This program will be conducted primarily online. Students will be required to attend one two-day weekend each semester, on either the Historic Gainesville Campus or the North Atlanta/Norcross Site. All programs are cohort programs.

Admissions Process

Post-Professional OTD students will be admitted in the fall. The OTD committee will review applications from practicing therapists who meet the admission requirements including a letter of intent that details their professional interests in an OTD degree. Applications are evaluated based on the admission requirements and will continue until the cohort is filled.

Admission Requirements Admission to the OTD program is competitive. There is no graduate entrance examination (GRE/MAT) requirement, but the following academic and other admission criteria must be met for consideration.

  1. Currently practicing and licensed occupational therapist
  2. Master’s degree or at least 30 credits of graduate coursework, and official transcripts
  3. Minimum overall GPA in college and graduate coursework of 3.0
  4. Letter of intent describing professional goals, interests, potential capstone interest with potential contributions to occupational therapy practice
  5. Resume
  6. Three professional references who can be contacted and can address the applicant’s professional abilities, academic and leadership potential.
Progression Requirements

The following requirements must be met for students to remain classified as in good standing in the OTD program, therefore earning the right to continue in the program:

  1. Consistent with the Graduate School requirements, a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA must be maintained while at Brenau to be considered in good standing. Refer to the Brenau Catalog for information. Students who do not meet university academic standards will be dismissed from the university as noted in the graduate portion of the catalog. Dismissal from the university results in an automatic dismissal from the OTD Program.
  2. Students who achieve below a C in the OTD program will be dismissed from the program. A student who is dismissed from a program may appeal and/or reapply. Readmission is not automatic. A grade of “C ” or below requires that the course be repeated. Refer to the Brenau Catalog for procedures.
  3. Courses within the OTD curriculum may have specific grade requirements for students to progress within the curriculum. The course syllabus gives information about specific grading requirements.
  4. OTD students are expected to enroll in the capstone project starting their second semester and continuing with enrollment each semester until the capstone project is completed. If there are extenuating circumstances (e.g., medical, family), the OTD student may request a leave of absence and then return to resume the program.
  5. OTD students are required to complete the OTD program within four years from their matriculation into the Post Professional OTD program.
Readmission after Dismissal

After being dismissed from the OTD program, a student may be readmitted one time. Formal requests for readmission to the university must be submitted to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs as outlined in the Graduate portion of the catalog. The Director of the OTD Program will advise the Provost regarding recommendations for readmission. Additional documentation may be required. The Director of the OTD Program and the Director of the School of Occupational Therapy determine the documentation required for the student’s readmission. Students may be required to complete additional coursework or meet specified criteria to be readmitted. All readmitted students will be on probation for one semester. Readmission is not automatic.

Special Fees and Expenses
  • Professional Organization Memberships - Memberships in the American Occupational Therapy Association and the student’s state or regional organization are required. Information from these organizations is routinely used in coursework.
  • Laptop computer - Students will find that the program practices necessitate a laptop computer which meets specifications consistent with Brenau IT guidelines available on the Brenau IT web page. The University charges a Technology Fee each semester. For fee costs and what is covered refer to that section of the Catalog. Students are required to own a computer that has sufficient memory for the use of streaming video or audio, as well as significant word and data processing. At present, the Microsoft Office Suite is the standard product used by all instructors, so students are expected to have computers that have compatible software for all coursework.
  • Course Sequence and Requirements - The post-professional doctoral program courses are offered only once a year. Course sequences are available on the web site.

 

 

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