Doctorate in Occupational Therapy
The School of Medicine and Health Sciences' (S.M.H.S.) advanced-practice doctoral degree program in occupational therapy (O.T.D.) is designed for registered occupational therapists who are seeking to advance their clinical reasoning and practice skills. The program enables graduates to transition from the level of generalist to that of a translational occupational therapy clinical scholar. After obtaining this degree, graduates will be able to develop, evaluate, and promote new occupational therapy approaches to assessment and treatment in post-acute and chronic care that are grounded in neuroscience and reflect a transdisciplinary perspective.
The following requirements must be fulfilled: 36 credits, including 30 credits in required courses and 6 credits in elective courses.
Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.
Visit the Health Sciences program website for additional information.
|Transdisciplinary practice and research|
|HSCI 6223||Topics -Health Care Leadership|
|HSCI 6285||Collaboration and Team Science in Practice and Research|
|Advanced concepts in function and learning|
|HSCI 6212||Teaching Strategies in the Health Professions|
|OT 8215||Quality Improvement through Translational Practices|
|OT 8220||Measurement of Human Function and Learning|
|OT 8274||Developing and Testing Health Intervention Programs|
|Scholarship in occupational therapy|
|HSCI 6270||Resear Meth Hlth Prof I|
|HSCI 6271||Rsch Meth Hlth Prof II|
|OT 8272||Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Designs in Mixed Methods Research|
|OT 8276||Doctoral Capstone|
|6 credits from the following:|
|CML 6203||Health Info Quality & Outcomes|
|CRA 6205||Clinical Investigation|
|HCQ 6202||Health Care Quality Landscape|
|HSCI 6213||Curriculum Development in the Health Professions|
|HSCI 6241||The Health Care Enterprise|
|HSCI 6261||Fdtn in Clinical/Trans.Rsrch|
|HSCI 6263||Biostatistics Transl Research|
|HSCI 6264||Epidemiology Translational Res|
|HSCI 6265||Grantsmanship in Trans Res|
|HSCI 6297||Indpendnt Study/Health Profess|
|OT 8214||Evidence-Based Occupational Therapy Practice|
|OT 8448||Neurocognitive Disorders|
|OT 8450||Cognition and Cognitive Rehabilitation|
Additional information can be found at the Health Sciences program website.