Sep 28, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Doctor of Occupational Therapy

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Program Director:

Dr. Terrance Anderson



The Entry Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) curriculum integrates foundational knowledge, basic theoretical constructs and perspectives, and technical skills development for implementing the Occupational Therapy Process with a focus on systems and settings that represent contemporary and emerging Occupational Therapy practice. The curriculum is designed to prepare students to become evidence-based practitioners in the Evaluation, Intervention, and Outcomes stages of the Occupational Therapy Process for individuals, families, organizations, and communities across geographic locations and cultural settings.  The location of services can include schools, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient clinics, homes, communities, and workplaces.

Aligned with the College of Health Professions emphasis on interprofessional education students in the Occupational Therapy program will participate in collaborative interactions and simulation experiences that allow them to support and encourage the contributions of other team member in optimizing client outcomes. The integration of basic foundational knowledge with interprofessional simulated client experiences allows for deeper integration of knowledge and better preparation for clinical experiences.

The Entry Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program’s Mission: Consistent with the mission and values of Northern Kentucky University and the College of Health Professions, the faculty and staff of the Department of Occupational Therapy promote an innovative environment to facilitate student excellence in academics, scholarship, practice, leadership, and lifelong learning to promote health through occupational engagement.  

Occupational Therapy Core

All of the following Occupational Therapy couses are requied for the Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree.

Non-Occupational Therapy Core

All of the following couses are requied for the Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree.

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