Occupational Therapy Doctorate - OTD

The entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctorate degree program is for students with an earned baccalaureate degree, who have completed explicit prerequisites, to enter the profession of occupational therapy. Students receive an entry-level practice degree at the clinical doctoral level. The doctoral degree in the profession includes extensive education and training in normal development, structure, function and impairments in body systems and body functions, and participation problems, concerns and solutions. There is also work focused on advanced practice including clinical reasoning, occupational therapy theory, evidence-based practice, research, and advocacy and leadership. Graduates are prepared to work with individuals, groups, communities and populations to implement programs inclusive of occupational therapy services. Inter- and intra-professional education and practice models are emphasized. The culminating project is the degree outcome.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Assist clients with maximizing health, well-being, and Quality of Life (QOL) through interventions that support normal human development and functioning.
  • Provide effective client-centered solutions utilizing evidence-based practice.
  • Facilitate and support client participation in occupations.
  • Practice collaborative leadership as an OTD professional.

Occupational Therapy Doctorate 

Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD)   

Credits
Core Courses
OTD7010Foundations of Occupational Therapy3
OTD7030Human Occupations and Participation Across the Lifespan2
OTD7060Occupational Perspective on Health3
OTD7070Introduction to Fieldwork1
OTD7110Kinesiology (remove and lab from name)4
OTD7130Occupational Therapy Assessment and Theory Across the Lifespan3
OTD7160Human Conditions I3
OTD7170Occupational Performance and Participation in Groups3
OTD7190Research I3
OTD7210Neuroscience4
OTD7260Human Conditions II3
OTD8130Introduction to Capstone I1
OTD8140Healthcare Systems and Policy3
OTD8210Management and Entrepreneurship3
OTD8220Research II3
OTD8230Introduction to Capstone II1
OTD8240Occupational Therapy Practice I6
OTD8250Occupational Therapy Practice II6
OTD8260Technology and Innovation in Occupational Therapy4
OTD8310Leadership and Advocacy3
OTD8320Research III3
OTD8330Theoretical and Clinical Reasoning in Context3
OTD8340The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning3
OTD8350Contemporary Concepts in Occupational Therapy3
OTD8360Occupational Therapy Practice III6
OTD8370Occupational Therapy Practice IV6
OTD9810Level IIA Fieldwork9
OTD9860Level IIB Fieldwork9
OTD9910Doctoral Capstone Project3
OTD9920Doctoral Capstone Experience10
Total Credits117.0