Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate, Online


  • College of Rehabilitation Sciences

Degree Earned

  • Doctorate

Program Length


Program Type

  • Online

The Post-Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (PP-OTD) provides occupational therapists with advanced knowledge and skills to enhance their current practice in an evidenced-informed manner. The program prepares them to innovate and lead in traditional and emerging areas of occupational therapy and beyond, as well as develop scholarship and program development skills that have clinical, leadership, entrepreneurship, and academic applications. ​​

Our mission is to create opportunities for occupational therapists in the United States and abroad, to engage in rigorous knowledge acquisition with real-life applications to their current or anticipated professional roles, to see themselves as leaders, and to have a substantial impact on the profession. ​​

After completing the program, our students have enhanced knowledge and skills to take on many different roles, and even create new arenas of practice. Our graduates further advance occupational therapy theory and practice by integrating knowledge from various fields, such as occupational science, business, management, leadership, epidemiology, rehabilitation, public health, and neuroscience, to respond to the current and future needs of individuals, organizations, and populations. The program combines rigor, flexibility, and individualized mentorship to achieve these outcomes.​