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Occupational Therapy Doctorate

Keck Graduate Institute
3 years
Full time
Doctorate / PhD
On campus
Application deadline: 15 January 2022

Program description

Occupational Therapy Doctorate

What people do every day matters. Occupational therapists empower clients of all ages to flourish through participating in daily life activities. KGI's Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program will prepare graduates as innovative leaders within the occupational therapy field. Expected to enroll in fall 2022, the three-year program will showcase active-learning, hands-on lab and fieldwork experiences, and team collaboration that will prepare students to become resourceful, ethical, and agile problem solvers.

Admission requirements

The OTD program accepts all applications via OTCAS.

Requirements for admission include:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Seven prerequisites (see below)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Recommended occupational therapy observation A GRE score is not required for admission.


The following courses are required for admission:

  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Human Lifespan Development or Development Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology Introduction to Sociology or Cultural Anthropology
  • Statistics
  • Medical Terminology

English Language Proficiency (TOEFL, PTE, IELTS, iTEP).

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Career opportunities

Where Can Your OTD Degree Take You?

The demand for occupational therapy services has risen in recent years, and projections include a predicted 16 percent growth of the profession from 2019-2029. Occupational therapists can help people live healthy and meaningful lives—physically, mentally, and socially. Occupational therapists work with people of all ages, with varying levels of abilities and conditions. As the number of aging people rises, so does the need for occupational therapy professionals to help elders lead independent and healthy lives.

Increasing rates of autism also create more demand for occupational therapy services. The prevalence of mostly preventable diseases and its burden on the healthcare system calls for future professionals to work in prevention and wellness. Occupational therapists are ideally suited to work on those lifestyle factors so people can thrive.

A career in occupational therapy is like many different jobs wrapped into one. Occupational therapists work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, schools, clinics, behavioral health settings, and community-based settings. The wide range of settings, ages, and conditions means that you can always keep growing, exploring, and finding new ways to make a difference in others' lives.

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Keck Graduate Institute

Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, California offers a variety of innovative graduate programs and certificates that integrate life sciences, health sciences, genetics, engineering, and business with a focus on industry projects, internships, and team collaborations....

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Keck Graduate Institute

535 Watson Drive
91711 Claremont CA
United States of America (USA)

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