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Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Empower others in through service and leadership

The critical thinking engineered by occupational therapists provide innovative solutions for their clients with physical limitations due to illness, injury, disability or aging. Abilene Christian University’s accelerated Doctor of Occupational Therapy program (OTD) not only equips students with industry skills but also provides strategic leadership knowledge to become pioneers in the health care professional field.

Ready to be a part of a profession that lifts up the capabilities of others? Contact us to learn more.

Program Highlights:

This 85-hour residential doctoral program may be completed in 29 months. It provides:

  • Courses in Musculoskeletal Anatomy, Neuroscience, Implementing OT Treatment, and more.
  • Two 12-week fieldwork education rotations.
  • A 14-week doctoral capstone experience in a chosen area of specialization for project implementation. 
  • Eligibility to sit for the national certification exam administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT.)

More on Leadership Preparation:

Further focus provided by the OTD includes additional mentoring in servant leadership and autonomy of action, training in research techniques that are applicable within and without the clinical setting and concurrent specialized training in the students’ chosen area of clinical practice skills, research, administration, leadership, program and policy development, advocacy, education or theory development.

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