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Spalding University Doctorate of Occupational Therapy
Spalding University

Doctorate of Occupational Therapy

Louisville, USA

3 Years

English

Full time

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Aug 2024

USD 935 / per credit

Distance Learning

Introduction

Spalding University’s Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program in the Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy (ASOT) prepares students to meet the needs of the times with compassionate action based upon best rehabilitation principles and evidence-based practice through community outreach, service, and research. The OTD offers students the opportunity to advance their preparation and application of in-depth knowledge in practice skills, research skills, administration, leadership, program and policy development, advocacy, education, and the application of theory.

Entry-level OTD

Spalding University offers the first fully accredited entry-level OTD program in the state of Kentucky, and it is accessible to any student with a bachelor’s degree in any field.

  • 3 years (36 months)
  • 9 trimesters
  • 110 credit hours (84 didactic hours and 26 clinical hours)
  • 35 students per cohort

Post-Professional OTD

This post-professional degree is designed for licensed occupational therapy practitioners who are looking to progress to the doctoral level and is offered exclusively online.

  • 30 credit hours
  • Online format
  • 4 trimesters + self-directed capstone

About ASOT

Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy (ASOT)

Spalding University’s Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy (ASOT) prepares students to meet the needs of the times with compassionate action based upon best rehabilitation principles and evidence-based practice through community outreach, service, and research.

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

Entry-level graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the graduate is credentialed to use the title of Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. In order to be eligible to sit for the NBCOT examination, and become licensed in the state, an individual must hold at least a Master’s degree from an ACOTE accredited occupational therapy program.

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