Doctor of Occupational Therapy
The Baylor University Department of Occupational Therapy offers two doctoral (OTD) programs using innovative, learner-focused, elevated instructional technology—the Entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program and the Post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program.
Baylor University’s Entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program integrates innovative technologies and hybrid learning strategies to prepare practice scholars, educational innovators, and professional leaders who utilize clinically meaningful research in the implementation of best practice and meet the changing demands of the occupational therapy profession.
Baylor University's Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program prepares students for continued professional development in an area of clinical specialization. The program is structured to guide the student’s personal and professional growth, to encourage change and adaptation, and to ensure the mastery of the discipline with advanced courses.
Lauren Reightler, OTD, is a 2021 graduate of Baylor University's Post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy program and serves as an Occupational Therapist at Lehigh Valley Health Network. Lauren was recently honored with The Bill and Nancy Mason Award for Excellence in the Delivery of Rehabilitation Services in recognition of her efforts to launch an interdisciplinary post-intensive care unit (ICU) clinic to better support patients transitioning from the ICU back home.
Learn more about the profession of occupational therapy, what occupational therapists do, who they work with, and why this might just be the career for you.
Baylor University's Department Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) is proud to announce the candidacy of Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS, for AOTA‘s Academic Leadership Council - Academic Fieldwork Coordinator Chairperson. Dr. Davin is a Clinical Assistant Professor within Baylor University's OTD program and is highly experienced in the academic and clinical realms of occupational therapy.
Bridget Scheidler, Clinical Assistant Professor , recently published an article in the Rehab Management, titled, “ALS Home Modification: The Time is Now. ”
"We're armed with the tools and knowledge to be successful."
"The heart of the program comes from the fact that we focus on servant leadership and practice scholarship."
"The bonds that you form with the students are very similar to the ones you form with the instructors."