Online Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD)

Program Contact: Barbara Nadeau 203-582-8691

The Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) is designed for practicing registered occupational therapists who want to merge their experience and practical skills with contemporary professional knowledge and scholarship.

The program enables registered occupational therapists to advance their skills to become future leaders and evidence-based scholars of the profession. The degree can be completed in five semesters online with minimal on-campus requirements and is tailored for the working professional.

Courses run in online modules of varying duration (i.e., 5-week, 7-week, 14-week). Students are required to attend a one-week, on-campus residency  during the summer between the first and second year in the program as well as the Symposium Day at the end of the curriculum. 

The online program offers an opportunity for practicing occupational therapists to continue their education without interrupting their careers. The pace of the program permits steady accumulation of skills that can be applied immediately to the workplace. Practitioners develop refined skills allowing increased specialization and direct practical application. This program is designed to further the American Occupational Therapy Association “Vision 2025” by creating practitioners who are equipped to lead the profession to meet society’s occupational needs and to be “agents of change” within their communities and the occupational therapy profession.