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Occupational Therapy, OTD

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #101 (ARWU) Salt Lake City, UT, United States
The professional doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD) is available to individuals with a degree in occupational therapy from an entry-level educational program. We offer this program completely online, making it a great choice for working professionals all over the world. Applicants to this program must be certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) or equivalent in their country of residence/practice and have at least two years of practice as an OT. Our OTD program accommodates students holding either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree level with specific paths for both. The focus of the OTD is to provide clinicians with a stronger, more up-to-date theoretical base; advance their leadership skills; and provide them with knowledge and skills in evidence-based research related to their chosen area of emphasis. Common to both tracks is the doctoral level courses which total 36 credits; including foundational courses, core curricular courses, and a capstone project that serv
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Overview

Applicants to this program must be certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) or equivalent in their country of residence/practice and have at least two years of practice as an OT. Our OTD program accommodates students holding either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree level with specific paths for both. The focus of the OTD is to provide clinicians with a stronger, more up-to-date theoretical base; advance their leadership skills; and provide them with knowledge and skills in evidence-based research related to their chosen area of emphasis. Common to both tracks is the doctoral level courses which total 36 credits; including foundational courses, core curricular courses, and a capstone project that serves as the culminating project which demonstrates the student’s level of scholarship. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Change Using Positive Psychology 
  • Enhancing Happiness and Life Satisfaction 
  • Quality Intimate Relationships
  • Growing from Traumatic Life Experiences
  • Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior 
  • Mediation and Stress Reduction 
  • Change Addictive Thinking 
  • Changing Children's Behavior Using Positive Methods 
  • Enhancing Midlife Satisfaction 
  • Occupational Epidemiology 
  • Social and Behavioral Science in Public Health 
  • Introduction to Aging 
  • Service Agencies and Programs for Older Adults 
  • Best Practices in Geriatric Care 
  • Aging and the Arts 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Applicants for admission must apply through Apply Yourself (AY). Please review the information found on Graduate Admissions web page prior to submitting your application. Under the Program Information section on the AY application, choose your program of interest, Occupational Therapy DOT. Applicants will need to upload copies of official transcripts from all universities attended to verify graduation from an accredited occupational therapy program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30371 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30371 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Salt Lake City

  • 1000 - 1730 USD/month
    Living Costs

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