Doctor of Occupational Therapy
Total Semester Credit Hours Required
33 semester credit hours
|Fall One: 2 Campus Visits|
|OT 6823||Current Issues and Trends in Occupational Therapy||3|
|OT 6103||Mentored Professional Development I||3|
|OT 6101||Professional Development Core I||1|
|Spring One: 1 Campus Visit|
|OT 6201||Professional Development Core II||1|
|OT 6203||Mentored Professional Development II||3|
|OT 6553||Applied Research Design and Methods||3|
|Summer One: 1 Campus Visit|
|OT 6133||Advanced Evidence-Based Occupational Therapy Practice||3|
|Fall Two: 2 Campus Visits|
|OT 6223||Theory and Knowledge Development in Occupational Therapy||3|
|OT 6401||Mentored Professional Development III||1|
|Spring Two: 1 Campus Visit|
|OT 6243||Learning Designs for Occupational Therapy Knowledge||3|
|OT 6301||Professional Development Core III||1|
|OT 6402||Mentored Professional Development IV||2|
The OTD degree consists of 33 credit hours, 27 required and 6 elective (selected under the tutelage of a faculty mentor), including a doctoral capstone project. Optimum enrollment in the program is 6-7 hours per semester for a completion of the core curriculum in 5 semesters, program completion and graduation are contingent upon successful completion of the capstone project. The entire program must be completed within 6 years of initial registration.
- Students must meet the academic requirements of the Graduate School throughout their course of study in the OTD Program
- No course with a grade below B is accepted toward the OTD degree. If a student earns a grade below B in program courses, continuation of the degree program is reviewed by the student's advisory committee.
- Students who earn a D, F, or WF in an OTD course will be dismissed from the OTD program.
- Students placed under academic probation by the Graduate School a second time will be dismissed from the OTD program.
The curriculum consists of 2 components, core coursework and individually mentored professional development in an area of specialization. Core coursework addresses professional leadership in three broad roles of master practitioner, advocate, and educator. While engaged in core coursework, students will simultaneously enroll in a series of individually mentored courses. Through this mentorship, students will create a professional development plan for specialty emphasis. This plan includes experiential learning in the field and a doctoral capstone project. Learning activities are experienced and integrated with clinical work and engagement in occupational therapy practice is an expectation. Courses are conducted primarily online with one or two campus visits per semester.