Online Doctoral Degree in Occupational Therapy

Curriculum

The curriculum consists of Core courses (18 credits) including theories of practice, research and leadership; and 18 credits of interdisciplinary electives in advanced areas of health service delivery and a culminating scholarly project or “capstone” project.

The program is designed as a part time, 2 year program, but students may complete the program in a shorter timeframe through accelerated enrollment. A minimum of 3 credits each semester are required for progression.

The curriculum is delivered via synchronous and asynchronous online meetings using the University Learning Management Systems (currently Adobe connect and Canvas).

Residency Requirement

The doctoral residency requirement includes 16 weeks of practical experience working with mentors in advanced areas of interest such as specialized clinical practice, research, administration, leadership, or instruction. This requirement is incorporated within courses in the second year curriculum sequence.