Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate

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Program Details:

  • Credit hours: 32
  • Transfer credits accepted: 6
  • Cost Per Credit: $900
  • Estimated completion time: 18 months

Enhance your current practice or prepare to advance the occupational therapy profession through research or education with our convenient Post-Professional OTD program.

Enhance your current practice or prepare to advance the occupational therapy profession through research or education with our convenient Post-Professional OTD program.

Occupational therapy (OT) increasingly relies on evidence-based practice to serve patients—and to meet the reimbursement requirements of third-party payers. With D’Youville College, you can now build on your training and experience with doctoral-level research capabilities through flexible online study.

Our Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate (ppOTD) program equips you to evaluate and produce research, collaborate more effectively within healthcare teams, and act as an advocate for patients, policy changes, or the profession. After graduation, you can pursue leadership roles, prepare to teach OT students, or conduct research in the field.

Because of its research focus, this program has no required clinical component. Instead, you will produce a capstone project in close collaboration with one of our experienced faculty members. You will work on the capstone from the start of your program in a structured path to completion.

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).

YOU WILL:

  • Enhance your ability to evaluate, apply and conduct research in occupational therapy.
  • Develop leadership and collaboration capabilities for today’s interdisciplinary healthcare environment.
  • Explore effective practices for policy and patient advocacy.
  • Prepare to pursue employment in higher education or research roles.

The ppOTD can enrich your current clinical practice or open doors to new opportunities in academia, clinical leadership, and healthcare advocacy.

Work alongside our clinically experienced faculty members and prepare to play a role in advancing the profession—all through convenient online study with no residency or clinical requirements.

COURSES AND REQUIREMENTS.

Your path towards graduation.

The ppOTD program equips you for leadership while furthering your ability to evaluate, apply, and perform advanced research. You will also complete a capstone project:

COURSES

Leadership Core

  • Leadership in Occupational Therapy (3)
  • Healthcare Advocacy (3)
  • Interprofessional Collaboration (3)

Research Consumer Core

  • Assessment Outcomes (3)
  • Research Literacy (3)
  • Evidence-Based Practice (3)

Research Producer Core

  • Research Methods in Occupational Therapy (3)
  • Grant Writing (3)

Capstone Project

  • Capstone I (2)
  • Capstone II (2)
  • Capstone III (2)
  • Capstone IV (2)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to completing our online application, applicants to the post-professional OTD program must present the following:

  • Official transcripts proving completion of a master’s degree with a minimum of 40 graduate credit hours.
  • Minimum graduate grade point average of 3.25 (based on a 4.00 system).
  • Initial certification as an occupational therapist by NBCOT and a state license to practice occupational therapy.
  • Two letters of professional recommendation from graduate professors and/or employers/supervisors focusing on the applicant’s potential for success in a doctoral program.
  • A brief written statement (500-1000 words) describing the applicant’s goals for pursuing doctoral study.
  • One writing sample, including examples from within the applicant’s graduate program coursework or an individual scholarly publication.

TUITION & FEES

Tuition and fees vary based on your program of study and whether you are considered a full- or part-time student. Financial aid is available for those who qualify and can be applied to full- and part-time status.

The tuition breakdown follows our cohort, trimester model. Completing your degree in three years instead of four gets you into the career market and earning a salary faster.

COST Total
Full Program Tution $900 per credit hour $28,800
Full Program Fees $160 per semester (full time)** $800
Full Program Cost $29,600
COST Total
Tuition with maximum transfer credits (up to 9) $900 per credit hour $23,400
Fees with maximum credit transfer $160 per semester (full time)** $800
Full Program Total with Transfer Credits $24,200
Please note: **This program typically takes 18 months to complete.

CAREER OUTCOMES

CLINICAL DIRECTORS

Clinical directors coordinate and manage healthcare services for their facility or department. They apply understanding of law, policy, and the latest clinical research to their duties, ensuring that the services their facility provides are legal and ethical as well as efficient and in line with scientific evidence. Clinical directors can work in hospitals, private practices, or specialty clinics. They are considered part of the medical and health services managers category by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). BLS data indicates that in May 2020, medical and health services managers, including clinical directors, earned a median annual salary of $104,280. [1]

POST-SECONDARY INSTRUCTORS

Instructors at the college and university level plan courses, deliver instruction, develop and grade assessments, and provide one-on-one advising to students in degree or certificate programs. Many institutions also require instructors to regularly conduct and publish research in their area of expertise. According to the BLS, health specialties instructors earned a median annual salary of $99,090 as of May 2020. [2]

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