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Transitioning to Academia

Course #: 014-1397

Price: $20.25

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OT Mastery is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID#07740. This Distance Learning-Independent activity is offered at 0.225 CEUs, Introductory, Professional Issues (OT Education). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

Please Note: This course has varying hours depending on the type of credit you need. See Below.

  • Florida Board Of Occupational Therapy: 2.00 Hours
  • North Dakota State Board of Occupational Practice: 2.00 Hours
  • All Other Organizations: 2.25 Hours
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CEU Course Description

A growing number of occupational therapists are becoming interested in academia, either as a way to supplement their clinical work or as a source of full-time employment. Regardless of a therapist’s motivation for entering academia, there are a variety of factors they must consider along with barriers and resources along the way. Occupational therapists who enter academia are poised to become mentors and leaders in the field, so they should receive sufficient support to develop their skills and adequately assist occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant students.

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Articulate what duties are associated with each educator role.
  2. Integrate knowledge on the various strategies for success in academia.
  3. Identify the barriers that exist for therapists looking to enter academia.
CEU Course Outline
  1. Introduction
  2. Section 1: Occupational Therapy Degree Options & Educator Roles
  3. Section 2: Academic Duties and Requirements
  4. Section 3: Barriers & Skills for Success in Academia
  5. Section 4: Strategies for Transitioning to Academia and Succeeding While There
  6. Section 5: Case Study #1
  7. Section 6: Case Study #1 Review
  8. Section 7: Case Study #2
  9. Section 8: Case Study #2 Review
  10. References

Author: Brittany Ferri, OTRL, PhD, CPRP

Educationl Level: Introductory

Course Categories: Professional Issues (OT Education)

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants

This course expires on 08/22/2028

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Course Date: 2023-07-19

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