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.
Baylor University Post Professional OTD Program Director, Dr. Kayla Collins, MOT, EdD, OTR/L, has recently been appointed as a World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) Programme Reviewer for new international educational programs.
With over four decades of combined experience in occupational therapy practice, what drove Katie Brown, Jen Gunn, and Anne Bradley to return to school to earn their Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degrees? For each, a desire to train and equip the next generation of occupational therapists was a significant part of the equation. So today, these three occupational therapists find themselves enrolled in the Post-professional OTD program in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences.
Barbara Doucet recently published an article in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy titled, “Occupational Therapy to Improve Activities of Daily Living of People With Parkinson’s Disease.”
"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."