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Post-Professional OTD Overview


We are no longer accepting applications for the post-professional clinical doctorate in occupational therapy. The last term for admission was fall 2020.


The Department of Occupational and Recreational Therapies offers a professional doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD) to individuals with either a bachelors or masters degree in occupational therapy from an entry-level educational program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). Since 2011, we've offered this program completely online, making it a great choice for working professionals all over the world. Applicants to this program must be certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) or equivalent in their country of residence/practice and have at least two years of practice as an OT. New graduates may be able to petition to waive the 2 years clinical practice based on a student’s academic performance and experience. The focus of the OTD is to provide clinicians with a stronger, more up-to-date theoretical base; advance their leadership skills; and provide them with knowledge and skills in evidence-based research related to their chosen area of emphasis.