Degree Overview

The Occupational Therapy Doctoral (OTD) degree is a full-time, entry-level program designed to provide students with fieldwork experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds. You are required to attend all classes and clinicals in person at our Phoenix Biomedical Campus. This is not a post-professional program.

Successful graduates of the OTD program will become leading practice-scholars in the field.

The OTD curriculum emphasizes:

  • Psychosocial change through a holistic approach to individuals and population issues
  • Promoting quality of life in self-care, productivity/work, play/leisure and rest/sleep
  • Addressing physical, emotional, and social aspects of working with client of all ages
  • Promoting health through the interaction between the individual and environmental demands and expectations
  • Course work that reflects client-centered engagement in meaningful activities

At this time, the occupational therapy program only offers a doctorate degree, as hiring trends point to a growing demand for OTDs.