The capstone project is a credited course, OTD 650. Students will submit a proposal for a capstone project in the fall or spring semester of their final year. The level of independent study and initiative required by the student for both capstone development and implementation will be high. It is an integrative piece, with the goal of producing an outcome that demonstrates their ability to apply advanced clinical proficiency in their specialization area. It is a true integration of the four program objectives. Guidance for capstone proposal development will be provided on an online tutorial, and proposals will be approved by a committee of the faculty. Students will be assigned a capstone facilitator who will serve as the contact person and mentor throughout the capstone project. Each capstone course section will include one faculty facilitator and up to five doctoral students. Students will be required to come to campus to present their capstone project, once completed.