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Post-professional OTD

Post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Offering options for online leadership study or hybrid upper extremity rehabilitation.

The post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) tracks at Spalding University will prepare you to advance either as a leader in the field of occupational therapy or as a highly skilled practitioner in the field of upper extremity therapy. Both 30-credit-hour tracks are designed for licensed occupational therapy practitioners who want to progress to the doctoral level.

Track Options

General (online) track

The general track is offered entirely online and offers advanced practice with a focus on leadership, administration and policy development in the field of occupational therapy. It can also be combined with our hybrid Certificate in Upper Extremity Rehabilitation for a dual OTD + specialty certificate.

Upper extremity rehabilitation (hybrid) track

This specialized OTD in Upper Extremity Rehabilitation is offered in a hybrid (online and lecture) format and focuses on the advanced practice of upper extremity rehabilitation.

Program Details

  • 30 credit hours
  • General track: four 13-week trimesters + self-directed capstone
  • Upper extremity rehabilitation track: five 13-week courses + self-directed capstone
  • Tuition discounts available for Spalding OT alums and Kindred Rehabilitation Services or Rehab employees

Program Highlights

  • Enter the general track at the start of any trimester throughout the academic year.
  • Engage in active inquiry, critical thinking, and reflective practice.
  • Enhance your professional goals and excite your interests with a self-directed, evidence-based practice capstone.

More about our Kindred Partnership

If you are an employee of Kindred RehabilitationServices or RehabCare, you are eligible for a discount on tuition for Spalding’s post-professional OTD, which is authorized in all states but one (sorry, California). For more information about the discount, please reach out to your employer.

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