Occupational Therapy Doctorate with a Concentration in Professional (O.T.D.)
The Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy offers the Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program. There are two admission concentrations to the OTD program: Professional Concentration and Post-Professional Concentration. The Professional Concentration is intended for students who do not currently hold a baccalaureate degree or post-baccalaureate certificate in occupational therapy, and who have completed the EKU Bachelor of Science in Occupational Science degree program. The Post- Professional Concentration is for students who currently hold an entry-level degree or certificate in occupational therapy from an accredited occupational therapy program. The Post-Professional concentration does not accept occupational therapy assistants.
Graduates of the Professional Concentration will:
- Actualize occupation-based principles to promote the occupational therapy profession.
- Disseminate occupation-based principles through professional written, oral, and non-verbal communication in order to promote occupational therapy.
- Apply critical thinking to facilitate changes that will improve outcomes in occupational therapy.
- Demonstrate excellence and personal and professional accountability that will lead the discipline forward and meet the increasingly complex demands that will be required of occupational therapists.
- Demonstrate in-depth knowledge in a practice area to positively impact the quality of occupational therapy services and the future of the profession.
To be considered for admission, applicants to the Professional Concentration must meet the general admission requirements of the Graduate School. Additional requirements established by the OTD Program are as follows:
- Successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Science (the first two years of the combined BSOS to OTD entry level program at EKU) with a minimum GPA of 3.0
- Completion of a 2nd Health Science Reasoning Test (HSRT)
Specific Criteria for Students in the Bachelor of Science in Occupational Science Program
Students in the Bachelor of Science in Occupational Science program should apply to the Graduate School by February 1 of their second professional year for admission into the OTD Professional Concentration.
Students need to obtain a grade of a B or higher in all courses in order to progress in the program. Students in the Professional Concentration must successfully complete the Professional Year 3 competency to progress in the program.
CIP Code: 51.2306
|OTS 800||OBP: Early Childhood||3|
|OTS 804||Practice Experience Prep I||3|
|OTS 810||OBP: Children and Youth||3|
|OTS 815||OBP: Neurological||3|
|OTS 840||OBP: Mental Health||3|
|OTS 850||Management Principles for OT||3|
|OTS 853||Leadership in Human Services||3|
|OTS 860||OBP: Emerging Practice||3|
|Students must select one of the following Concentrations:|
|OTS 895||OT Research Project I||3|
|OTS 896||Research Project II||3|
|Choose from one of the following:||3|
|OTS 910||Policy and Advocacy for OT||3|
|OTS 912||Evidence-based Practice for OT||3|
|OTS 913||Educational Practices for OT||3|
|Field Work Experiences|
|OTS 821||Level I OT Experience||9|
|OTS 845||Health Care Practice Fieldwork||6|
|OTS 846||Community Practice Fieldwork||3-5|
|OTS 847||Emerging Practice Fieldwork||1-3|
|OTS 905||Applied Leadership Experience||3-6|
Students in the Professional Concentration are required to:
- Successfully complete the following capstone classes with a “Satisfactory” grade: OTS 845, 846, and 847
- Satisfactorily complete and present a capstone project.
- Satisfactorily complete a professional portfolio.