Apr 07, 2020  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Occupational Therapy Doctorate, O.T.D.

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Susan McDonald, Program Contact
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NOTE: The Occupational Therapy Doctorate will be available Fall 2014. 


The degree is an entry-level clinical doctorate which will provide the students with the skills and knowledge to successfully be credentialed as an occupational therapist through the successful completion of the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam. The Occupational Therapy Doctorate is a full-time degree program consisting of five semesters of didactic study, two semesters of clinical fieldwork and one 16-week (640 hours) OTD Apprenticeship Experience. The student will pursue the OTD degree in a mentored and highly individualized program of study. All students will receive a broad education in occupational therapy to provide them with essential OT practice skills. They will also have the opportunity to focus in one particular area of interest such as aging or pediatrics The UTC OTD curriculum is based on the Accreditation Standards for a Doctoral-Degree-Level Education Program for the Occupational Therapist (AOTA, 2006).

General information pertaining to the OTD program is located under Graduate Program Degree Requirements.  A listing of the courses is located under Detailed Listing of Courses.

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