Occupational Therapy Doctorate (Post-Professional OTD)
The Post-Professional OTD is an option for potential students who are currently licensed as an occupational therapist by a state regulatory board and in good standing with professional regulatory agencies which includes state licensing boards and the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Candidates for the post professional OTD should have one year of professional occupational therapy practice experience.
Applicants to the post-professional OTD must make complete a Spalding University Graduate School application that includes a statement of purpose and professional goals for achieving an OTD, provide official transcripts from all previously attended universities, provide current occupational therapy license information and NBCOT certification. Applicants must have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA in previous graduate coursework. Accepted post-professional OTD students will be eligible to begin the program at the start of the next trimester.
The thirty-credit track will be offered over five trimesters with one 6 credit hour course per trimester; the first four courses may be taken in any order or sequence as independent stand-alone courses. The fifth trimester is a self-directed capstone course that complements/enhances the student’s professional goals and interests. Each of the courses will be offered in an online format.