Graduation Year


Degree Type

Open Access Capstone

Degree Name

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)


Occupational Therapy


The purpose of this Capstone project was to immerse OTA students in classroom experiences designed to increase their knowledge of key concepts of occupation, OBP, and ability to select occupation-based interventions. The hypothesis of the researcher was that engagement in the module would create an increase in OTA student knowledge in the areas of occupation and OBP, as well as the ability to select occupation-based interventions based on client scenarios.

Prior to engagement in module class sessions, students engaged in pretesting activities, consisting of demographic information, a short essay, and an intervention selection task. Once completed, students participated in a module on occupation and OBP over two class sessions. At the conclusion of the module, students engaged in posttesting, completing the same activities as in the posttesting portion of the module and an additional survey on preferred instructional strategies.

The Capstone project provided education in the areas of occupation and OBP to 39 first-semester OTA students. By taking the OBP module students were able to increase their knowledge regarding these concepts which are vital to the profession of OT. The results of the project demonstrated significant learning regarding occupation, OBP, and the ability to select occupation-based interventions.

Faculty Mentor

Cindy Hayden, DHEd, OTR/L, CHT

Department Affiliation

Occupational Therapy

Committee Member

Dana Howell, PhD, OTD, OTR/L

Department Affiliation

Occupational Therapy

Department Affiliation

Occupational Therapy

IRB Approval Number (if applicable)