Doctorate in Occupational Therapy
The School of Medicine and Health Sciences' (SMHS) advanced-practice doctoral degree program in occupational therapy (OTD) 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.
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|Transdisciplinary practice and research|
|HSCI 6285||Principles of Collaboration and Team Science|
|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||Program Theory and Health Innovations|
|Scholarship in occupational therapy|
|HSCI 6270||Research Methods for the Health Professions I|
|HSCI 6271||Research Methods for the Health Professions II|
|OT 8272||Mixed Methods in Translational Health Sciences|
|OT 8275||Doctoral Capstone Preparation|
|OT 8276||Doctoral Capstone|
|6 credits from the following:|
|HSCI 6223||Topics in Health Care Leadership|
|HSCI 6213||Curriculum Development in the Health Professions|
|HCQ 6200||Introduction to Health Care Quality|
|HSCI 6240||Issues and Trends in the Health Care System|
|HSCI 6265||Grantsmanship in Translational Research|
|HSCI 6261||Foundations in Clinical and Translational Research|
|OT 8448||Neurocognitive Disorders|
|OT 8450||Cognition and Cognitive Rehabilitation|
|HSCI 6297||Independent Study for Health Professionals|