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Following Nevada Governor Sisolak's Stay at Home directive, Touro University Nevada's remote instruction and business operations will remain in effect until at least June 30, 2020Please see the COVID-19 Information page for more information.  If you're needing assistance with K-12 tutoring, undergraduate tutoring, or other community assistance check out our Med Ready page for FREE help from Touro Nevada students.

Doctoral Capstone Experience

The doctoral capstone is an integral part of the curriculum at Touro University Nevada. The doctoral capstone consists of two parts: the capstone experience and the capstone project.

Doctoral Capstone Experience

The doctoral capstone is an integral part of the curriculum at Touro University Nevada. The doctoral capstone consists of two parts: the capstone experience and the capstone project. 

The capstone experience consists of a 14-week immersive experience in a concentrated  area of interest. Each student will complete an individual project that demonstrates  synthesis and application of advanced knowledge gained in their targeted area of interest.  The entry-level occupational therapy doctorate program at Touro University Nevada was developed to provide students with the opportunity to collaborate with community partners  to develop and support mutually desired projects and outcomes through mentorship with  the faculty advisor. The doctoral capstone prepares students to be leaders in the field  of occupational therapy and develop skills necessary to work in complex and changing healthcare environments and in dynamic community-based and emerging practice areas.

OTD Project Spotlight

Brynn Butzman, OTD, completed her capstone experience at All Star Swim Academy where she worked with children under 3 with disabilities, focusing on motor development.

Hear From Brynn
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“Especially for kids, it’s something that’s more engaging."

Dr. Brynn Butzman OTD Alumna

OTD Capstone Night

Join us on June 10, 2020 from 5-7 pm for our OTD Capstone Night where our class of 2020 graduates will present their capstone projects online. If you're interesed in attending, RSVP via email to for the Zoom link.

Session 1:

5:00 -5:30   Foodie Fun: A Mealtime Program for Children with Visual Impairment

5:30-6:00    Digital Downtime: An iPad-based Self-Regulation Program

6:00-6:30    Soaring with your Senses: A Sensory-Informed Educational Program

Session 2:  

5:00-5:30     Rooted in Nature: An Outdoor-Based Program for Adults with Disabilities

5:30-6:00     Vocational Training Program for Adults with Disability

6:00-6:30     Nutri-fun(damentals):  A Nutrition Education Program for People Touched by Cancer

6:30-7:00     Integration of Mental Health Education in a Doctoral Occupational Therapy Program

Jonathan Legarte

“With dementia, people think it’s solely memory, but it’s so much more. The brain affects everything: your language, the way you move."

Jonathan Legarte OTD Alumnus
Occupational Therapy Student Creates Program for Dementia-Friendly Care

You are joining a community of motivated and successful leaders in the occupational therapy field.

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Past Capstone Projects

Tricia Chang - Foodie Fun: A mealtime program for children with visual impairment  

Sabrina Gowette - Integration of mental health education in a doctoral occupational therapy program 

Teale Jones - Rooted in Nature: An outdoor-based program for adults with disabilities

Kaitlyn Kirby - Soaring with Your Senses:  A sensory-informed educational program  

Christine Lam - Nutri-fun(damentals): A nutrition education program for people touched by cancer

Briana Roque - Digital Downtime: An iPad-based self-regulation program

Rachel Rosenthal - Vocational training program for adults with disability 

Carly Blondin – Rock ‘N’ My Workout 

Jennifer Patton – Hearty Meal Preparation: Learning to Eat Smart for a Healthier Heart 

Ashley Asuncion – THRYVE: Therapeutic Health Remedies for Youth Vocation and Education 

Brynn Butzman – Ocean of Change Aquatic Developmental Play Program 

Hillary Crawford – Hand n’ Hand Hippotherapy: Improving Upper Extremity and Fine Motor Skills through Interdisciplinary  Hippotherapy Treatment  

Iris Kwan – Transitioning Mindfully: Transgender Individuals Using Mindfulness and Coping Strategies 

Jonathan Legarte – All-Care Dementia: An Evidence-Based Educational Program for Dementia-Friendly Care 

Ashley Marquez – Peak Participation: Empowering Youth Towards Occupational Balance & Well-Being through Climbing 

Christine Recinto – Playpeutics: A Therapeutic Play Program to Promote the Development for Kids with Cancer