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Advanced Occupational Therapy Practice Certificate

Bay Path University's Advanced Occupational Therapy Practice Certificate is designed for those seeking to gain expertise in the field of occupational therapy. Completion of this certificate helps occupational therapists to position themselves in their organizations as knowledgeable of trends and best practices related to occupational therapy ethics, leadership, advocacy, occupational science, community practice, program development, and entrepreneurship.

• 12 CREDIT CERTIFICATE - 4 CORE COURSES
• COURSES ARE TAUGHT 100% ONLINE 
• CLASSES BEGIN EVERY FEBRUARY

Additional Requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their current Occupational Therapy License


DID YOU KNOW? STUDENTS CAN COMPLETE THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM OR USE THEIR CERTIFICATE COURSEWORK TO CONTINUE AT BAY PATH TO COMPLETE THE occupational therapy doctorate program or the Doctor of Health science - advanced occupational therapy practice CONCENTRATION.

Curriculum & Schedules

Code Course Name Credit Hours
OTD702 Application of Occupational Science 3

This course explores advanced clinical applications of the occupational therapy practice framework as well as descriptive, relational, predictive, and prescriptive aspects of occupational science with a focus on application to advanced occupational therapy clinical practice.

OTD703 Community Practice, Program Development, and Entrepreneurship 3

This course discusses the foundation, theoretical framework, and role of occupational therapy in community practice. This course also thoroughly explores the program development process, entrepreneurship, and business fundamentals in occupational therapy.

OTD704 Bioethics 3

This course provides an opportunity for students to assess ethical and legal issues confronting occupational therapy practitioners and other healthcare providers in a variety of practice settings, focusing on the identification and analysis of legal and ethical concepts and principles underlying occupational therapy and health care. The course focuses on ethical concepts, theories, and values applied in ethical decision-making that are related to a variety of ethical dilemmas in health and social settings.

OTD705 Leadership and Advocacy 3

This course explores leadership theory and application to current and future practice. Students also examine advocacy in the occupational therapy profession. Current issues and trends in the occupational therapy field are discussed.