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OTD Academic Program

The depth and breadth of the OTD program is designed to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required of a general practitioner of occupational therapy. The curriculum provides a broad exposure to current practice settings and emerging practice areas. Students are educated in the use of occupation to provide therapeutic intervention for individuals and groups of all ages through in-depth exploration of evidence-based literature and Level I fieldwork opportunities. Through completion of a series of courses related to scholarship, students work together collaboratively to develop and complete a culminating research project. Finally, students learn to synthesize advanced knowledge in a practice area through Level II fieldwork and the completion of an advanced Experiential Component.

Students must successfully complete all Level II Fieldwork assignments and the experiential component of the program within 24 months following the completion of the didactic portion of the OTD degree program. In all cases, all graduation requirements including didactic academic coursework, fieldwork and the experiential component, must be completed within 6 years (72 months) of starting the OTD Program.

School of Occupational Therapy
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