What You’ll Learn
The entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy places great emphasis on research, evidence-based practice, leadership, program and policy development, and advocacy.
Throughout the entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program’s coursework and fieldwork, students will have the opportunity to:
- Learn how to teach daily living skills to patients using adaptive equipment and state-of-the-art assistive technology.
- Design and fabricate custom prosthetic and orthotic devices.
- Develop activity-based interventions to enhance occupational performance.
- Administer and interpret standardized assessments.
- Adapt environments for persons with disabilities.
The 14-week doctoral capstone experience focused on a specific area of interest, including clinical practice skills, research skills, administration, leadership, program and policy development, advocacy, education, or theory development. You’ll also acquire scholarly competencies and in-depth exposure that will address and advance socio-political initiatives, inform clinical practice, generate high-impact teaching and learning, and be disseminated via research within the inter-professional, cross-disciplinary practice, and delivery models.
- Henry Street Settlement
- Kessler Rehabilitation Institute
- New York City Department of Education
- Northwell Health
- Rusk Rehabilitation/NYU Langone Health
- St. Charles Rehabilitation
- St. Johnland Nursing Center
- United Cerebral Palsy
- Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
- Clinical Director
- Health Specialities College Instructor
- Occupational Therapist
- Pediatric Occupational Therapist
- Rehabilitation Specialist/Manager