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The depth and breadth of the OTD program is designed to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required of an occupational therapy general practitioner.

Curriculum provides broad exposure to current practice settings and emerging practice areas. Students are educated in the use of occupation to provide therapeutic intervention for individuals and groups of all ages through in-depth exploration of evidence-based literature and Level I fieldwork opportunities. Through completion of a series of courses related to scholarship, students collaborate to develop and complete a culminating research project. Finally, students learn to synthesize advanced knowledge in a practice area through Level II fieldwork and the completion of an advanced Capstone Experience.

Students must successfully complete all Level II Fieldwork assignments and the Capstone experience of the program within 24 months following the completion of the didactic portion of the OTD degree program. In all cases, all graduation requirements including didactic academic coursework, fieldwork and the Capstone experience, must be completed within 6 years (72 months) of starting the OTD Program.

View Course Descriptions in Catalog

  • Fieldwork Education
  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
  • Central Themes
  • Capstone Project