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  Jan 20, 2018
2017-2018 University Catalog

Occupational Therapy – Post-Professional DrOT (Online)

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The USciences online Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (DrOT) program puts you on the best path forward: your own.

Designed for working professionals looking to lead the field forward, our online DrOT program prepares you for the future you envision—in clinical practice, management, education, policy, and beyond.

Our advanced curriculum and diverse electives expand your skills, talents, and views, all on your schedule. Enrich your credentials and tailor your trajectory to achieve your personal and professional goals.

Admission to the Post-Professional DrOT (Online) Program

To enter the DrOT online program, students must:

  • Be a practicing occupational therapist with a master’s degree
  • Be initially certified by NBCOT
  • Submit an application and supplemental documentation
  • Submit an essay stating personal and professional goals for pursuing post-professional doctoral studies

Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA with all grades above a B- throughout the program.

Elective Courses

(choose two for 6 credits)

  • OT 7XX Emerging Practices: Moving into the Future Credits: 3
  • OT 7XX Independent Study Credits: 3
  • OT 7XX Independent Study Credits: 3
  • OT 7XX Politics of Advocacy and Practice Credits: 3
  • OT 7XX Exploring an Academic Career Credits: 3
  • OT 7XX Program Design and Evaluation

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