The Post-professional OTD program prepares students for continued professional development in an area of clinical specialization, including preparation for teaching in that area of specialization in an academic setting.
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. Coursework prepares students to graduate as doctoral-level practice-scholars with the capacity to transform occupational therapy practice in settings where OT is currently practiced and settings where it is emerging.
“When I first started teaching, I knew how to be an OT. But nobody had taught me how to teach. Developing a lesson plan, creating exams and activities, giving lectures—I had no idea how to do that. The lessons we’re doing right now are what I needed all those years ago... I want to make sure, if I’m able to teach when I’m done with the program, that I come with the credentials that back up the experience and knowledge that I’m bringing to the table." —Anne Bradley, Curent Post-Professional OTD Student