Bachelor’s of Health Science: Occupational Therapy Assistant (BHS-OTA)
This entry-level Occupational Therapy Assistant program will meet all of the requirements of an undergraduate BHS degree and will also meet the professional accreditation requirements for graduates to obtain certification and licensure as an OTA. Graduates would be able to seek employment as an OTA and/or apply for a graduate health care education program. Cohorts start every fall, seats are limited. The application cycle for this program will be open August 1 – May 1. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis and the program may be full prior to the application deadline. Online and distance education options are being explored for future implementation with this program.
Transitional Bachelor’s of Health Science (BHS) on an Occupational Therapy track
This new 100 percent online and self-paced program was designed exclusively for licensed OTAs who hold an associate’s degree. Students entering this program will be able to complete the remaining requirements for a BHS degree while continuing to work as an OTA. The degree provides a flexible option for completion of an occupational therapy focused bachelor’s degree to support career advancement for OTAs.
Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD)
This entry-level Occupational Therapist program will meet all of the requirements of a Doctoral degree and will also meet the professional accreditation requirements for graduates to obtain certification and licensure as an OT. Graduates would be able to seek employment as an OT. Cohorts start every summer, seats are limited. The application cycle for this program will be open mid-July – January 15. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis and the program may be full prior to the application deadline.
Coursework is subject to minor changes as the program makes occasional curricular revisions to meet accreditation requirements and to reflect contemporary occupational therapy practice.
Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate (PPOTD)
This post-professional Occupational Therapy program is designed exclusively for licensed OTs who hold a bachelor or master’s degree that want to complete a Doctoral degree. Individuals can customize their educational plans to meet their unique academic and professional goals, which may include but are not limited to: advanced clinical practice, leadership and management, research and occupational therapy education. This 100 percent online program allows for maximum flexibility in completion of your terminal degree in occupational therapy while continuing to work as an occupational therapy practitioner. Cohorts start every semester – spring, summer, or fall. The application cycle for this program closes November 1 for spring, April 1 for summer, and June 1 for fall semesters.
PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Science
This PhD program is offered through the School of Health Professions. This is an interdisciplinary, research-focused doctoral program designed to prepare students for careers in research, higher education, and organizational leadership in the health disciplines (including occupational therapy). The PhD program uses a mentorship model in which students are accepted to work in the labs of specific faculty and to learn through hands-on research experience. Coursework is tailored to students’ research interests and crosses disciplines.
Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)
The final entry-level master’s degree cohort will graduate in spring 2022.