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Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

The Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) from the University of Wisconsin—Madison is an online, part-time degree for OT clinicians interested in leadership and advanced practice skills.

What it is:

A Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree that takes 3 years to complete. It’s part-time, online and flexible, a perfect fit for busy OT professionals.

Who it’s for:

Occupational therapists with a Master of Occupational Therapy or equivalent who want to be leaders in this growing field.

What you’ll learn:

You’ll gain an understanding of sophisticated leadership and practice skills, broaden your knowledge base and learn how to apply research to your job.

Courses include (but are not limited to):

  • Professional Literacy Courses
  • Applied Inter-professional Leadership and Management
  • Human Occupation and Health
  • Current Trends Shaping OT Practice
  • Advanced Practice in Inter-professional Contexts
  • Application of OT Evidence in the Practice Environment
  • Using Information to Optimize Practice
  • Communicating OT to Inter-professional Audiences
  • Advanced Outcome Measurement in Occupational Therapy
  • Capstone Projects

How you’ll grow:

a Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree prepares graduates for leadership positions within the occupational therapy field

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The Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is an online, part-time degree for OT clinicians interested in leadership and advanced practice skills. This new program has the backing of an OT department consistently ranked in the top 10% nationwide.