Occupational Therapy Clinical Doctorate

Program of Studies

MS-to-OTD Track (based on 6 credits/ semester)

Semester 1: Fall

  • Advanced Professional Studies (1 cr)
  • Doctoral Seminar (2 cr)
  • Advanced Evidence-Based Practice (3 cr)

Semester 2: Spring

  • Capstone 1 (3 cr)
  • *Elective (3 cr)

Semester 3: Summer

  • *Elective (3 cr)
  • *Elective (3 cr)

Semester 4: Fall

  • Capstone II (3 cr)
  • Interprofessional Partnerships (3 cr)

Semester 5: Spring

  • Capstone III (3 cr)
  • Applied Leadership (3 cr)

*Elective Options (select 3)

Students may also choose graduate electives from courses offered by the University
and/or transfer up to 6 credits from outside the University (upon program approval)

  • Educational Theory & Practice (3 cr)
  • Technology & Educational Methods (3 cr)
  • Funding & Grantsmanship (3 cr)
  • Accessible Living (3 cr)
  • Emerging Practice & Entrepreneurship (3 cr)
  • Directed Inquiry Seminar (3 cr)

BS-to-OTD Track
(follow the MS-to-OTD track after completing courses below)

Semester 1: Fall

  • Advanced Professional Studies (1 cr)
  • Contemporary Practice Concepts (3 cr)

Semester 2: Spring

  • Research Methods for Clinical Practice (3 cr)

Semester 3: Summer

  • Evidence-Based Practice (3 cr)

Semester 4: Fall + (continue with MS-to-OTD track courses)