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.
For Hispanic Heritage Month, Baylor's Robbins College is highlighting a few of our outstanding Hispanic and Latino Americans Bears. Dr. Ricardo Altahif is a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Occupational Therapy who champions the importance of underrepresented minorities, particularly Hispanic and Latinos, to the profession and practice of occupational therapy.
On August 8, 2023, Jason R. Carter, PhD, celebrates his one-year anniversary as Dean of the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor University. In this Q&A, Dean Carter shares his reflections on this past year along with his hopes and vision for the future.
Effective July 1, 2023, Ricardo Altahif, OTD, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy (OTD), has been appointed to the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) for a three-year term.
Using skills developed from her coursework and with the support of her faculty instructor, Post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy student Jenna Fanelli partnered with her physical therapist colleague to apply for—and receive—a grant to further collaboration between their two professions.
"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."