Program Overview

This Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate Online is a post-professional online healthcare degree program for those already holding an entry-level, professional degree in occupational therapy. The mission of the degree is to enable occupational therapists to develop roles and skills beyond that of the therapist-clinician, to educate them to become practitioner-scholars who can translate knowledge (including cross-disciplinary theories and research) into practice and who are capable of serving as agents of change in new and expanded arenas. In just two years, graduates advance beyond the role of clinician to become leaders who create visionary new community-based health and wellness programs.

Faculty members provide expert online instruction to online degree students. Interaction with a variety of instructors offers students exposure to a variety of teaching styles, healthcare- and education-related backgrounds and experiences that contribute to a well-rounded education fostering personal and professional growth.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

    School Overview

    Founded in 1892 by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, A.T. Still University is the world’s first osteopathic medical school. ATSU is a private, not-for-profit institution of higher education and has received worldwide renown as a multidisciplinary healthcare educator. In the U.S., ATSU is recognized as one of the leading centers of excellence in intergenerational healthcare, geriatric health, applied wellness education and rural practice methodologies. The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

    The University offers graduate and professional programs in several healthcare fields through their campuses as well as online. ATSU is comprised of six different schools within the healthcare field that include different specializations within the school. The six schools are:

    • Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM)
    • School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA)
    • Arizona School of Health Sciences (ASHS)
    • College of Graduate Health Studies (CGHS)
    • Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH)
    • Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health (MOSDOH)

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