Clinical Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (O.T.D.)

Our program

Marquette’s entry-level clinical occupational therapy doctorate (O.T.D.) program is a three-year (9 semesters) professional course of study designed to educate future leaders of a collaborative and culturally responsive workforce.

The Ignatian ideals of concern for the physical, emotional and spiritual development of the individual will underpin the learning experience. The curriculum will bridge biomedical, public health and sociocultural perspectives thereby producing graduates with the knowledge needed to affect changes in policy and practices that positively impact individual, community and population health.

Additional features of the program that will further delineate the student experience include interdisciplinary academic education in shared learning spaces, opportunities for advanced emphasis tracks and interprofessional teaching-learning-practice in on-campus clinics.

Our graduates

Marquette’s O.T.D. program will:

  • cultivate autonomous, ethical, visionary leaders who will create and lead system change;
  • advocate for the profession;
  • bring a global perspective to practice with individuals, groups and populations;
  • influence policies that affect accessibility to occupational therapy services;
  • teach to meet a growing need for educators in the field;
  • innovate by bringing occupational services into nontraditional settings;
  • contribute to the occupational therapy body of knowledge and
  • disseminate this knowledge within the profession, to other professions, disciplines or areas of study and to the general public.

Students in the Inaugural Class of 2023 will begin the program in the fall of 2020.

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