Christ.  Scholarship.  Service.

Program Distinctives

  • The program is one of the first OTD programs in the USA.
  • Rigorous coursework provides students with a comprehensive preparation.
  • The program can be completed in three years.
  • The program meets or exceeds requirements for ACOTE accreditation.
  • Integration of faith and practice is taught in all courses.
  • Specialty pathways develop areas of advanced practice through student led groups.
  • Local, regional, and international service missions allow students to apply clinical skills across the lifespan.
  • Professors are licensed occupational therapists and interprofessional practice faculty with specialty credentials across the spectrum of practice.
  • Fieldwork provides students with multiple real-world clinical experiences.
  • Courses in leadership prepare students for possible supervisory roles in this quickly growing field. Capstone projects that develop advance practice skills in an area of interest.
  • Strong emphases in the science of OT and research to meet professional responsibility for scholarship.
  • Knowledge translation is shared through student and faculty publications of research and clinical experiences.