The goal of the doctoral capstone is to provide an in-depth exposure to one or more of the following: clinical practice skills, research skills, administration, leadership, program and policy development, advocacy, education, and theory development. It consists of two parts (1) Capstone project and (2) Capstone experience. Students complete an individual capstone project to demonstrate synthesis and application of knowledge gained. This includes a literature review, needs assessment, goals/objectives, and an evaluation plan. (2018 ACOTE Standards)
Note: Students must complete 24 weeks of Level II fieldwork as well as an individual 14-week capstone experience within 12 months following the completion of the didactic portion of the program. The doctoral capstone experience must be started after completion of all coursework and Level II fieldwork as well as completion of preparatory activities defined in 2018 ACOTE OTD Standard.
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