Doctor of Philosophy in Occupational Therapy
Nova Southeastern University

Program Details

The online Doctor of Philosophy in Occupational Therapy is designed for students who want to advance their careers as leaders, researchers, and academicians.  The program is primarily online, with courses designed to fit the students’ schedules, allowing working professionals to complete the program without relocating for full-time study.  Courses include Fundamentals of Biostatistics, Statistical Inference, Research Design (Quantitative), Research Methods (Qualitative), Theory Development for Models of Practice, and The Health Professional as Academic Educator.


Students must attend a long weekend on-campus session per each semester.

  • Must have a bachelor's or master's degree in occupational therapy from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized university or college and be eligible to practice within one year of initiating the program
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA (4.0 scale)
  • Prerequisites in statistics and graduate-level research methods coursework

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges