Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions combines distances and campus-based education.
The school’s GO Pathway program offers students the unique opportunity to obtain a professional doctorate degree in occupational therapy using a combination of in-person and distance educational strategies.
A full-time, hybrid program, the GO Pathway allows students residing in the greater Omaha area to take their occupational therapy didactic courses online, while coming to campus for labs and service learning. The program’s weekly schedules allow flexibility for students still looking to pursue a doctorate full-time.
The GO Pathway’s program gives those with a variety of life circumstances the opportunity to earn a degree by eliminating time constraints and scheduling conflicts that often arise in traditional degree programs. Graduate Hilary Mass, OTD’16, enrolled in the program while she was pregnant and appreciated the flexibility the program allowed.
“I don’t think I can accurately express my thanks and appreciation for the understanding and support I received as a student of GO Pathway through my unique situation,” Mass said. “The GO pathway was absolutely perfect for me and allowed me so much time with Luca in those critical first months. I am so thankful to the entire faculty in the Occupational Therapy Department. You made me feel like I could absolutely succeed in the program, and it’s actually a bit unbelievable how well it all worked out.”
In May 2016, 18 students graduated as the first cohort of the pathway program. At an honorary lunch, each student was given a copy of the Dr. Seuss’ book “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” signed by the faculty and staff.
For more information about the GO Pathway, or to apply to the program, please visit the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions future student pages.