: Students will explore and discuss current issues facing occupational therapy practitioners through discussing presentations from advanced practice area clinicians invited to speak with them. Their Level I experience will be completed in a rural area or with an urban community agency assisting an under-served population. During this fieldwork they will conduct a needs analysis and return to campus to develop an occupation-based program proposal which is the culminating assignment for this course. As students learn what is involved in becoming competent in advanced practice areas and complete the evidence-based literature review in their program proposal, the professional skill of life-long learning is emphasized. Another component of the class focuses on the assessment and problem-solving involved with ADA issues. Students apply this knowledge in an assignment in which they recognize an ADA issue in a community setting and problem solve a solution that includes interacting with persons at those settings. Consumer advocacy skills are discussed in this course content.