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
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.
Cost for Indiana Residents
Per Credit Hour
- Tuition: $544.25
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $1632.75
Cost for Out of State Residents
Per Credit Hour
- Tuition: $966.60
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $2899.80
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