Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate

OT Doctoral Program Coordinator Ellen McLaughlin, EdD, OTR/L

The OTD degree is designed to provide occupational therapists with advanced clinical, practice management, teaching, and administrative skills. The program emphasizes integration of theory and practice, professional and clinical skills, critical self-assessment, clinical reasoning and decision-making skills, advocacy and health policy. The post professional program is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills that practitioners bring from clinical practice and life experiences. Students complete an individualized capstone project related to their area of specialization. Program graduates should qualify for upper level management positions in a diverse range of practice environments and will be poised to become leaders in the profession.