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Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

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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 three 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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