An accelerated way to earn your doctorate
Alvernia University’s post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) is the highest level of formal education available to entry-level occupational therapists. The doctorate, which focuses on program development, prepares therapists to address the occupational needs of people of all ages with a broad exposure to traditional and community-based practice settings and areas.
This OTD program is designed for students who have earned a master's degree in Occupational Therapy and have completed all prerequisites. The six-semester track requires 18 months of study, including foundational, professional and fieldwork. It follows a year-round curriculum sequence: fall, spring, summer, fall, spring.