OT 570 Occupational Therapy Management and Supervision, 3 credits

Students in the course will learn about the responsibilities of the occupational therapist in administrative, supervisory, and entrepreneurial roles. The influence of theory, practice and reimbursement regulations, and ethics on occupational therapy service management issues are examined. Topics include strategic planning, facility planning, program planning, accreditation, continuous quality improvement, marketing, management theories, supervisory styles, state licensure regulations, OTR/COTA role delineation, and liability/malpractice issues and insurance. Students in the course will gain skills in financial management, including program funding, third party reimbursement, and budgeting. Opportunities for the occupational therapy entrepreneur are explored, including private practice, consultation, and other innovative occupational therapy business endeavors.

Prerequisites: OT 510, OT 511