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Submission Date


Document Type

Entry Level Capstone

Degree Name

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

First Mentor

Aaron Green, Ph.D.

Second Mentor

Evelyn Terrell, OTD, MHSA, OTR/L


There are many areas of practice to choose from in the field of Occupational therapy (OT). OT has an incredibly diverse career path, with new opportunities being created every day. I completed my doctoral capstone experience at Iridium Enterprises with Dr. Aaron Green, who has a wealth of experience in business and entrepreneurship. My ACOTE focus areas were administration and program development. I wanted to learn how a business was properly developed and managed from the ground up.

Through this experience, I learned how to methodically approach market research and how to narrow in on a business idea. Our goal was to push the boundaries of OT and attempt to develop a fitness and therapy center by incorporating vital components of our profession. By developing a core fundamentals program to use as a basis for our business, we analyzed the literature that revealed the efficacy of properly executed fitness programs in reducing all-cause mortality and increasing activity of daily living (ADL) performance. Our mission was to increase adult and older adults’ lifespan and quality of life (QOL) through a quantified analysis of ADLs and key exercises.