Delivery of Coursework

The occupational therapy doctorate (OTD) program is 120 credits and is offered on a full-time basis over eight trimesters (five on campus and three off campus). Coursework is provided in a blended/hybrid learning format, a combination of in-person campus-based instruction and an online learning component.

Lab classes are taught in a hands-on setting, while some portions of the course content are presented through a variety of interactive online activities and augmented by in-class discussions. This learning style allows students to have a vast range of learning techniques at their fingertips.

The curriculum includes fieldwork experiences throughout the eight trimesters, including two 12-week opportunities, and culminates in a 14-week residency/experiential component during which OTD students obtain advanced clinical skills in a selected area of practice and implement and evaluate a new program.