Distance Education

Distance Education in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Creighton’s School of Pharmacy and Health Professions has a distinguished 100+ year history of educating outstanding health care professionals and has been a pioneer in distance education in professional health sciences.  We offer online professional doctorate degrees in pharmacy and occupational therapy utilizing established best practices in distance pedagogy.  In 2001, the School created the nation’s first and only entry level web-based doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. Then, in 2008, the School began the entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA)-Creighton University Distance initiative. This entry-level program initiative includes asynchronous and synchronous teaching and learning in a unique distance hybrid model. Students complete didactic course work online and engage in laboratory learning experiences on the UAA campus. In 2013, the School enrolled its first student cohort in the entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Greater Omaha pathway.  Using the same model as the successful Alaska model, students in the GO pathway complete didactic course work online and engage in laboratory learning experiences in the evenings on the Creighton campus.

Vision Statement for Distance Education
The Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions will be an internationally recognized leader in the provision of quality distance education grounded in the tenets of sound pedagogy, infused with Ignatian values, centered on service to students and our professions, committed to building effective learning communities and delivered through leading edge technology.

Distance Education Offices and Pertinent Contact Information
The following contact information may be used to find out more about the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions' Distance Education initiatives.

Doctor of Pharmacy Distance Pathway
Director: Tom Lenz, Pharm.D.
Office: (402) 280-3144
Toll Free: (800) 325-2830
E-mail: tlenz@creighton.edu
Doctor of Pharmacy Distance Pathway Admission Information

Doctor of Occupational Therapy: Alaska Pathway
Director: Alfred Bracciano, Ed.D.
Office: (402) 280-1864
Toll Free: (800) 325-2830
E-mail: alfredbracciano@creighton.edu
Occupational Therapy Entry Admission Information

Doctor of Occupational Therapy: Greater Omaha Pathway
Director: Lou Jensen, OTD, OTR/L
Office: (402) 280-1864
Toll Free: (800) 325-2830
E-mail: loujensen@creighton.edu

Post Professional Distance Doctor of Occupational Therapy:
Director: Joy Doll, OTD, OTR/L
Office: (402) 280-5667
Toll Free: (800) 325-2830
E-mail: joydoll@creighton.edu
Occupational Therapy Post Professional Admission Information

For additional information about online programs at Creighton University, please visit the Creighton Office of Online Learning (CeLAI).