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Occupational Therapy Post-Professional, OTD

Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) is a health and rehabilitation profession dedicated to helping individuals gain the skills needed to participate more fully and independently in their own lives. Occupational therapists promote performance in the following areas: activities of daily living (i.e., grooming, eating, bathing, dressing), instrumental activities of daily living (i.e., driving, cooking, laundry, community mobility), education, work, play, leisure, sleep/rest, and social participation.

The IU Online Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program is designed to provide occupational therapy practitioners with the knowledge and skills necessary to advance their careers within the profession. The program is designed with the adult learner in mind and guides you in developing an individual capstone project and professional development goals during the course of the one-year program. Additionally, you complete courses in applied translational research, advancements in occupational science, evidence-based practice in OT, teaching in occupational and rehabilitation sciences, and leadership and administration in OT.

Your IU Online OTD prepares you for such careers as:

  • OT faculty 
  • Advanced OT clinician 
  • Translational researcher 

Degree Requirements

To graduate with the OTD, you must complete 30 credit hours in occupational therapy core courses over three consecutive semesters, beginning in the fall and ending in the summer semester each year (August to August). Applicants must be a licensed occupational therapist, and must have a master's degree though not necessarily in OT, in order to qualify for the program. 


  • SHRS- T 755Teaching in Occupational and Rehabilitation Sciences3 Credits
  • SHRS-T 720Professional Doctoral Seminar I1 Credits
  • SHRS-T 725Professional Doctoral Seminar II1 Credits
  • SHRS-T 750Advanced Practice Capstone Project Proposal4 Credits
  • SHRS-T 760Advancements in Occupational Science3 Credits
  • SHRS-T 770Applied Translational Research in Occupational Therapy3 Credits
  • SHRS-T 775Evidence-Based Practice in Occupational Therapy3 Credits
  • SHRS-T 790Occupational Science Practicum in Practice, Education, or Leadership and Administration4 Credits
  • SHRS-T 820Professional Doctoral Seminar III1 Credits
  • SHRS-T 850Advanced Practice Capstone Project Completion & Presentation4 Credits
  • SHRS-T 860Leadership & Administration in Occupational Therapy3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $560.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1680.00
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $995.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $2985.00
Note:  Additional fees will apply.

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