Doctor of Occupational Therapy Capstone Students

The Brooks Institute of Higher Learning is an excellent site to complete your capstone project and advance your knowledge and skills in the areas of advanced clinical practice skills, scholarship, administration, leadership, advocacy, program and policy development, education, or theory development. We will work with you to understand your goals and objectives in order to ensure you are placed in the right setting and partnered with a mentor who will help you develop a high quality scholarly product according to your area of interest.

Prior Capstone Projects at Brooks Rehabilitation:

  • “Virtual reality: An evidence-based guide for occupational therapy.”
  • “Secondary stroke prevention and support: An occupational therapy program.”
  • “The experiences of individuals with visual changes after a TBI: An emphasis on coping.”
  • “Sexuality and SCI: A manual for OT in the inpatient rehab setting.”
  • “Predictive indicators of independence at discharge from acute rehabilitation: A retrospective study.”

How to Apply:

The request for a clinical student internship placement should come from your university’s Director of Clinical Education, Academic Coordinator, or Fieldwork Coordinator. Please ask them to email requests to the Brooks IHL at When an affiliation between the Brooks Rehabilitation and an Academic Institution is in place, the process of placing a student within Brooks Rehabilitation will begin. Approximately 4-6 weeks prior to the start of your placement you will receive an email containing directions for the onboarding process. Should students with a confirmed placement have any questions that need to be answered prior to the receipt of this email, please contact us at

*Brooks Rehabilitation does not provide housing or financial compensation.

Program Details

Hour Requirements for Students

14 weeks, 560 hours

This is consistent with a 40-hour work week. No more than 20% of the 560 hours can be spent off-site. Time spent off-site can include research, writing and independent study (ACOTE, 2018).

Benefits of Becoming a Capstone Mentor

  • Earn professional development units
  • Develop and strengthen mentoring skills
  • Opportunity to publish
  • Scholarly collaboration
  • Access to University Resources
  • Develop program products (i.e., guidelines, manuals, websites, education material, data/outcomes etc.)

Requirements for a capstone mentor:

“Expertise consistent with the student’s area of focus prior to the onset of the doctoral capstone experience.” ACOTE, 2018.