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O.T.D. in Occupational Therapy (OTPDDP)
Editor's Note: This program was recently approved by the University of Arkansas and the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. The first cohort of students is expected for January 2020.
Program Description: The Doctor of Occupational Therapy (O.T.D.) is a post-baccalaureate education program that upon completion awards an entry-level professional degree that prepares graduates to secure positions as expert clinicians in specialty or emerging practice areas, as contributors to clinical research teams, as administrative leaders within health care organizations, and as clinical faculty in occupational-therapy education programs.
This degree is a joint offering between the College of Education and Health Professions of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and the College of Health Professions of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and its Northwest campus in Fayetteville. The program blends the strengths of the University of Arkansas main campus, a research intensive university, and UAMS, the state's premier medical and allied health education university, to create a distinctive entry-level doctoral program in occupational therapy consistent with the accreditation standards of the American Occupational Therapy Association.