Certificate in Occupational Therapy – Concentrations in Advanced Professional Study for Occupational Therapists and Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation

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Program Description

The Certificate in Occupational Therapy is open to individuals with a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree in occupational therapy and offers two concentrations: Advanced Professional Study and Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation. The concentration in Advanced Professional Study is of special interest to occupational therapists interested in expanding their careers, fieldwork educators, administrators, clinical specialists and supervisors, and seasoned professionals eager to strengthen their expertise. The concentration in Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation is intended for practicing occupational therapists who would like to use coursework to gain knowledge in the occupational therapy specialty of hand and upper extremity therapy.

Certificate of Advanced Professional Study for Occupational Therapists

Occupational therapists are confronted with administrative and supervisory responsibilities and the need for increased specialization. Areas of practice such as health and wellness consulting, technology and assistive device development, and private practice community health services are emerging practice areas. To help occupational therapists meet these demands, Tufts Department of Occupational Therapy, in conjunction with the Office of Graduate Studies, offers a part-time program, the Certificate of Advanced Professional Study.

The certificate requires four courses as follows:

1 Research Course (select one)

  • OTS 208 Clinical Reasoning IV: Evidence-Based Practice
  • OTS 209 Clinical Research
  • OTS 288 Outcomes Measurement and Monitoring

Specialty Courses: Three specialty courses with an integrated focus are required. These courses and other electives are offered on the basis of interest and enrollment. Elective graduate-level courses at Tufts may be substituted based on a student's needs. An individual course of study is arranged with the program adviser.

The program is open to individuals with a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree in occupational therapy interested in expanding their careers or eager to strengthen their expertise.

Certificate in Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation

This certificate program is intended for practicing occupational therapists who would like to use coursework to gain knowledge in the occupational therapy specialty of hand and upper extremity therapy. Tufts Department of Occupational Therapy students who are interested in this content and practice area are also invited to apply.

The certificate requires four-course credits as follows:

  • OTS 274 Topics in Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation I: Fall
  • OTS 275 Topics in Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation II: Spring
  • OTS 276 Topics in Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation III: Summer

Research Course (select one)

  • OTS 208 Clinical Reasoning IV: Evidence-Based Practice
  • OTS 209 Clinical Research
  • OTS 288 Outcomes Measurement and Monitoring

Application Requirements

  • Application Fee
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS, if applicable
  • Transcripts
  • One Letter of Recommendation
Last updated May 2019

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