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Doctor of Occupational Therapy: Entry Level

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Doctor of Occupational Therapy: Entry Level

Discover a rewarding career in occupational therapy with a nationally-ranked program.

Designed for individuals with a bachelor's degree in any field who want to achieve the highest credential in occupational therapy.

Develop clinical reasoning, 批判性思维, and ethical practice skills to serve diverse health needs.

Recognized as scholars and leaders in occupational therapy 教育 for over 75 years, St. Catherine University continues this tradition by offering a path to a doctorate degree in a little over three years.

The graduate OT science-based curriculum is interwoven with the University’s liberal arts 教育, and provides you with a foundation in four major populations and practice areas: pediatrics, 老年病学, 心理健康, 和康复. 

Opportunities for fieldwork in diverse communities allow you to deepen your understanding of the social determinants of health and their impacts on various populations, practice cultural fluency skills, and share caring strategies to improve lives locally and globally. 

Opportunities within the capstone courses allow you to develop advanced knowledge and skills in leadership, 宣传, 质量改进, 教育方法, and clinical practice.

研究生s can expect to:

  • Create and modify intervention plans based on evidence, 评价结果, and clinical reasoning to support health and wellness of clients
  • Advocate for policies, 项目, and services across healthcare, 教育, and social service systems
  • Create and disseminate professional development and scholarship activities

The curriculum is offered through a combination of on-campus and online evening courses, and includes 24 weeks of full-time fieldwork and 14 weeks of full-time capstone experience. The program can be completed in 3 years and 3 months. 学生 of all genders are welcome in the program.

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