Practitioners who wish to advance their bachelor’s or master’s degrees in Occupational Therapy to the OTD degree may do so in the distance-learning format. One of the first clinical Occupational Therapy doctorate programs of its kind in the country, the program is designed to provide occupational therapists with advanced clinical, practice management, teaching, and administrative skills. With the expertise and credentials gained through the curriculum, graduates are prepared for upper-level management positions in a diverse range of practice environments.
The School’s post-professional OTD program is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills that practitioners bring from clinical practice and life experiences by emphasizing the theoretical understanding of occupational science and neuro-occupation and integrating it with practical applications for patient care and professional development. Advanced skills in management and administration are also a focus of the occupational therapy doctorate program, reflecting the increasing need for planning skills to successfully deliver high quality, cost-effective interventions in occupational therapy practice.
Learn about what our students are doing to make a mark on the OT profession, as well as other interesting events taking place in the Post-Professional OT program.
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Students in the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program will be provided with a tablet computer that is leased on their behalf by the School. This is the only computer for which technical assistance will be provided by the School and its cost is included in the techology fee for the program. The computer will have all of the essential software needed by the student in the program installed.
OTD education and OTD practice depends on graduates being well-versed in information technology and networked information resources. OTDs rely extensively on information systems for the provision of OTD care to patients. We intend to insure that our graduates are well prepared to capitalize on the opportunities that lie ahead for education, research and professional practice using advanced information technologies.
Have additional questions? Find out more about this program by contacting the admissions staff. Request more information or give us a call at 1-800-325-2830 Ext. 1.