Occupational Therapy Doctorate (Post Professional)

The post-professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate is an online academic program designed for working occupational therapists with a master's degree. Through meaningful, engaging coursework students will advance their leadership skills, expand their understanding of population health, increase their ability to rigorously implement evidence-based practice, and grow their instructional skills for teaching in educational, professional and community settings. The program is 30-credits over 5 semesters, part time with 2 online classes per semester and embraces a cohort model to foster community and shared learning.

Admissions

Learn more about the admission steps and requirements for the program.

Curriculum

Year 1, Fall

OTD 801 Academic Teaching Skills 3
OTD 804 Advanced Clinical Outcomes 3
Semester Total 6

Year 1, Spring

OTD 805 Population-Based Health 3
OTD 812 Visionary Leadership 3
Semester Total 6

Year 1, Summer

OTD 885 Capstone Planning 3
ELEC From Approved Electives List 3
Semester Total 6

Year 2, Fall

OTD 886 Capstone Proposal 3
ELEC From Approved Electives List 3
Semester Total 6

Year 2, Spring

OTD 888 Post Prof Capstone Project 6
Semester Total 6
Curriculum Total 30

Approved Electives

  • OTD 808. Advanced Instructional Design, 3 credit hours
  • OTD 827. Intuitive Leadership, 3 credit hours
  • OTD 845. Teaching Experience, 3 credit hours
  • OTD 850. Community-Based Elective, 1-3 credit hours
  • OTD 851. Independent Study, 1 credit hour
  • OTD 852. Special Topics: Occupational Therapy I, 1-3 credit hours
  • OTD 853. Special Topics: Occupational Therapy II, 1-3 credit hours
  • IP 715. Impact of Poverty on Health Care, 3 credit hours
  • IP 717. Telehealth Teams of the Future, 3 credit hours
  • IP 774. Introduction to Health Literacy, 2 credit hours
  • IP 779. Culturally Sensitive Care, 1 credit hour