Dec 14, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Occupational Therapy (O.T.D.)


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Admissions Information   

The Doctor of Occupational Therapy program at USD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’S telephone number, c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org.

With a foundation in generalist practice, students may have the opportunity to focus their research, fieldwork experiences, and capstone in a recognized practice area through a Practice Emphasis. Emphases are offered in the areas of Pediatrics, Neurorehabilitation, Mental Health, and Rural/Underserved practice. Emphases do not appear on a transcript.

Doctor of Occupational Therapy: Total 114 credit hours


Year One - Fall (18 credit hours)


Year Three - Summer (8 credit hours)


Year Three - Fall (7 credit hours)


Year Three - Spring (12 credit hours)


Post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy: Total 31 credit hours


This track is offered to individuals who have completed a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (M.S. or M.S.O.T.) or Master of Occupational Therapy (M.O.T.) degree and hold a current license to practice in their state of residence.

Year One - Summer (6 credit hours)


Year Two - Fall (7 credit hours)


Year Two - Spring (6 credit hours)


Note:


The student should select electives that will advance the goals identified in his or her statement of purpose. Electives must be approved by the Occupational Therapy Department and, when applicable, the instructor of record. Course offerings may be found at http://www.usd.edu/usd-online/courses.

*Indicated course can be customized in an emphasis area.  Emphases areas are: Pediatrics, Neurorehabilitation, Mental Health, and Rural/Underserved practice.

Elective coursework may be customized as well in an emphasis area [such courses as OCTH 592 , OCTH 759 , OCTH 792 , and on a limited basis  OCTH 791 - Independent Study (C) ]. Please contact your advisor for details.

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