This course has an assignment that is due by 11:55 pm Central Standard Time on Wednesday night of the first week of class.  Failure to complete this assignment will result in your removal from the course for non-participation. 


No new textbooks are required for this course. You will use any previous used textbooks. Also online resources such as:

Subscription to AOTA, access to the American Journal of Occupational Therapy.


Course Description

The Baccalaureate Project 2 course provides an in-depth learning experience in one or more of the following areas: clinical practice skills, administration, leadership, advocacy, and education. The course is a continuation of Baccalaureate Project 1. Students work with an assigned faculty advisor as they further study in their area of interest, meeting defined objectives and working towards completion in course OTA412.

The OTA-B Baccalaureate project course is designed to allow the student to integrate concepts from all classes into one comprehensive project. Students participate in a combination of online discussion assignments and meetings with an assigned faculty advisor.

These courses will be managed through the university LMS. Students will meet monthly with the Baccalaureate Project Faculty advisor either in person or via ZOOM or other web facilitated Technology.  Students can work in pairs or individually.


Course Objectives

The goal of the baccalaureate project is to provide an in-depth experience in one or more of the following: clinical practice skills, administration, leadership, advocacy, and education. The individual or group project allows student(s)to demonstrate application of knowledge gained. The baccalaureate project is an integral part of the program’s curriculum design.

Upon successful completion of the course, each participant should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to synthesize in-depth knowledge in a practice area through completion of a baccalaureate project.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop, write, and present research.
  • Demonstrate ability to bridge theory with practice.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with fellow students. (leadership, communication)
  • Create a cohesive presentation that includes background research, process, and final project.
  • Demonstrate the ability to complete a professional project in a timely manner.
  • Deliver a final presentation.

ACOTE Standards: Section D.1.0