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Category: Occupational Therapy

Career Opportunities, Occupational Therapy

4 Ways to Use Your OTD Degree Outside of the Clinic

The main priority for most OT students is working in some type of clinical setting to help people recover the ability to live their lives and do the things that are most meaningful to them. Whether it is helping a child develop handwriting skills, teaching an older adult to walk again after a stroke, or restoring use of the hands after a traumatic injury, OTs are experts at promoting function in a clinical setting. However, earning your Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree (OTD) also creates many other opportunities. Here are just a few ways you might use your degree outside of traditional clinical practice:
Career Opportunities, Graduate Programs, Occupational Therapy

Opportunities for OTD Students Interested in Working with Older Adults

National initiatives aimed at reducing healthcare expenditures place emphasis on community programs to maintain health and prevent injuries among older adults. Occupational therapists possess the skills and training to address the needs of older adults and should be at the forefront of such programs. Community program development is an excellent capstone opportunity for OTD students and a great way to provide health and wellness opportunities for older adults.
Campus Visit, Health & Medical Sciences , Majors/Programs, Occupational Therapy

Questions to Ask Your Potential OTA Program

As you narrow down your list of potential occupational therapy assistant (OTA) programs, be sure to take advantage of opportunities to talk to program faculty, students, and alumni. While a webpage or brochure can give you lots of great program details, there’s nothing quite like getting the an inside perspective directly from the source.
Admissions Process, Graduate Programs, Health & Medical Sciences , Majors/Programs, Occupational Therapy

Tips for Your Occupational Therapy Application Journey

Beginning the application process can be daunting. The best overall strategy is to navigate the process one step at a time.
Admissions Process, Career Opportunities, Graduate Programs, Occupational Therapy

Hacking Your OTD

Time management is a constant discussion across occupational therapy education. Occupational therapy doctoral programs require graduate students to juggle intensive courses, research initiatives, doctoral capstone projects and experiences, and extracurricular activities at the university, state, and national organization levels. The generic responses addressing time management are overused. How can we actively change our habits, roles, and routines to improve this critical skill?
Alumni, Graduate Programs, Occupational Therapy

HU OTD Grad Reflects on Path to Mayo Clinic

Huntington University Doctorate in Occupational Therapy Class of 2021 graduate Emily Rinaldi reflects on her time at HU and how it helped prepare her for fieldwork after graduation. For more information about Huntington University’s OTD program, visit
Graduate Programs, Occupational Therapy

OTD Pathway Club

Join Dr. Nate Short to learn more about the Pathway Clubs offered at Huntington University. These clubs are overseen by staff, but led by students. It is hands on work and clinically relevant. You will get to hear form other's about their benefits from these clubs in OTD. You can find your passion in OT through these clubs.
Admissions Process, Career Opportunities, Graduate Programs, Occupational Therapy

4 Tips for Your OTCAS Application

Beginning the process of applying for occupational therapy school can be daunting. You may be thinking through how many schools to target and where to submit an application. The good news is that the vast majority of OT programs use a centralized application service called OTCAS. The best advantage of OTCAS is that you can complete one application and submit the details to multiple schools. This will save you a significant amount of time and transcript fees.
Graduate Programs, Occupational Therapy

HU Arizona’s OT Students and On-site Experience

As Huntington University’s Arizona campus rolls into the second semester of its own Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program, third year OTD students, Amy Murphy and Natalie Bozett, showcase their capstone projects and share their experience collaborating with the Digital Media Arts students on campus.
Engineering & Technology, Graduate Programs, Health & Medical Sciences , Occupational Therapy

OTD Students Develop New Mobility Device

Huntington University's OTD students tackle innovation in class. Meet two students who saw a very clear need for individuals with mobility issues and they created a simple, effective tool to fix the problem.