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Career opportunities in occupational therapy are steadily increasing. Develop the critical skills you’ll need to join this growing healthcare profession with an Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) from Northern Arizona University.
Northern Arizona University is the first public university in the state to establish an OTD program. This intensive, entry-level OTD program features up to six months of fieldwork plus an individualized 16 week residency to prepare for advanced roles in occupational therapy. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to work with clients across all stages of life in a wide range of settings.
The university anticipates a fall 2014 start date, pending approval by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.
The OTD program will be based at the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus, where you’ll have access to cutting-edge technology, facilities, and labs.
"The NAU OT program will offer first-rate educational, service learning, practice scholar and fieldwork experiences culminating in an individualized 16-week residency to develop occupational therapists. Presenting transformative skills, beyond the generalist level, practice-scholar competencies in the areas of practice, research, administration, leadership, program and policy development, advocacy, education, and theory will predominate. As transformative practice scholars, our NAU OT graduates will demonstrate the requisite skills and habits to use and create evidence to support practice, to facilitate change through leadership as well as to think critically and creatively as practice innovators." Patricia Crist, ArizOTA Newsletter November 2013
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