Doctorate Degree Program
Huntington University's doctoral program in occupational therapy will promote your development in faith, health, leadership skills, advanced practice, research and professional service.
Students in our program will complete clinical experiences in Indiana, across the country, and internationally. You will design, develop and implement an advanced practice project with faculty oversight. Examples of these projects include fitting wheelchairs in a developing country, implementing program evaluations of a healthcare system, evaluating the accessibility of a theme park, and studying the impact of grandparents raising grandchildren.
Our program location on the Parkview Hospital Randallia campus will provide a rich, educational environment where you will learn to address community and global issues in a healthcare setting.
Students with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a regionally accredited institution are eligible to apply for this program. Often, undergraduate students major in areas such as exercise science or psychology in preparation for a doctorate program in occupational therapy. In addition, applicants must meet other requirements and complete certain prerequisite classes to gain acceptance into the program.
The program is being developed and its accreditation is being pursued under the leadership of Dr. Ruth Ford, director of occupational therapy, and longtime expert in the occupational therapy field with more than 37 years of clinical experience. The program also is pending approval from the Higher Learning Commission.
At Huntington University, our doctoral program in occupational therapy can help you impact our world for Christ. Contact our Admissions Counselor and visit our Frequently Asked Questions page today to learn more about how you can earn a doctoral degree in occupational therapy.
OTD Preview Day: February 17, 2014
The Preview Day is designed for you to meet the OTD faculty and other prospective OTD candidates. Curriculum overview will be provided along with financial information. Interviews will be conducted by invitation only. There will be additional special discussion groups for Pre-OTD candidates who may still be taking undergraduate coursework and plan on attending in the coming years. Parents and friends may RSVP for the Preview Day to learn more about the expectations of the OTD cohort. You will be notified by e-mail or watch for updates on the website.