Program Highlights:

  • 100% online, no residency required
  • Complete your degree in about 24 months
  • "Occupational Therapist" was recently ranked #9 by U.S. News in its 2018 Best Health Care Jobs list and #11 in the 2018 100 Best Jobs.*
  • A master’s degree is required to apply for this program
  • Choose from four specializations in this 36 credit program:
    • Integrative Medicine
    • Leadership
    • Scholarship
    • Education


What will you learn:

  • Use research methodologies to develop and improve OT practices and programs.
  • Apply empirical knowledge and the scientific method to address occupational performance issues.
  • Lead transdisciplinary teams in providing post-acute and chronic care across the lifespan.
  • Implement and contribute to evidence-based OT across the continuum of care.
  • Integrate scholarly activities with everyday practice.


Who is the ideal student?

This program is designed for licensed occupational therapists who have their master's degree (in any field of study), are seeking to teach post-secondary OT courses, or pursuing professional advancement toward work in health care quality and policy, integrative medicine or health systems outcome research. Graduates will be able to develop, evaluate, and promote new occupational therapy approaches to assessment and treatment in post-acute and chronic care that are grounded in neuroscience and reflect a transdisciplinary perspective.

Continue your professional practice while you enhance your care with a flexible, 100-percent online course format. Complete the program in as few as two years on your own schedule, with classes available any time of day or night.




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