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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 Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Post-Professional is designed to provide occupational therapy practitioners with the knowledge and skills necessary to advance their careers within the profession. You take courses in applied transitional research, advancements in OT, 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. Students meet on the IUPUI campus for one-day meetings at the beginning and end of each semester.


  • 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: $533.57
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1600.71
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $966.60
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $2899.80
Note:  Additional fees will apply.

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    With more than 120 online degree programs to choose from, Indiana University gives you the opportunity to receive a top-quality education when you want it, where you want it. The faculty who teach our online courses are the same exceptional faculty who teach those courses on our campuses. Whether you're looking for an undergraduate education or want to continue advancing your career with a graduate degree, IU Online’s degree program options have something for everyone.

  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. Classes aren't tied to a certain time or day.

  • Service you expect from a leading University

    Online learners at Indiana University have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. We're committed to providing you with the quality educational experience students have come to expect and desire from Indiana University, without needing to make sacrifices to the other commitments in your life.