DRAKE UNIVERSITY
Programs of Study
Occupational Therapy Doctorate (Students Entering Fall 2020)


OTD Year 1
FALL
OTD 210Clinical Conditions Across the Lifespan3 CR
OTD 201Theoretical Foundations of Occupational Therapy3 CR
OTD 207Health, Wellness and Well-Being2 CR
OTD 203Intro to the Occupational Therapy Process4 CR
OTD 209Neuroscience3 CR
OTD 211Human Movement and Occupational Therapy3 CR

Semester Total Credit Hours

18
SPRING
OTD 227Psychosocial Application to Occupational Therapy3 CR
OTD 229Occupational Therapy Skills and Adaptations3 CR
OTD 220Health Care Policy and Advocacy3 CR
OTD 228Research I4 CR
OTD 261Level IA Fieldwork1 CR
OTD 219Neuro-Rehabilitation3 CR

Semester Total Credit Hours

17
SUMMER
OTD 236Clinical Reasoning in Occupational Therapy3 CR
OTD 262Level IB Fieldwork1 CR
OTD 230Pediatrics I3 CR
OTD 238Evidence Based Practice2 CR
OTD 239Physical Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Care in OT 3 CR

Semester Total Credit Hours

12
OTD Year 2
FALL
OTD 240Pediatrics II3 CR
OTD 253Special Topics (take fall or spring only - 1 CR)1 CR
OTD 270Doctoral Capstone Preparation3 CR
OTD 247Teaching and Learning in Occupational Therapy3 CR
OTD 248Research II3 CR
OTD 249Universal Design and Technology in OT3 CR
OTD 263Level IC Fieldwork1 CR

Semester Total Credit Hours

17
SPRING
OTD 259Aging Adults and Community3 CR
OTD 253Special Topics (take fall or spring only - 1 CR)0 CR
OTD 256Advanced Clinical Reasoning and Ethics3 CR
OTD 257Population Health Promotion3 CR
OTD 252Leadership and Management in Occupational Therapy3 CR
OTD 258Research III2 CR

Semester Total Credit Hours

14
SUMMER
OTD 265Level IIA Fieldwork12 CR

Semester Total Credit Hours

12
OTD Year 3
FALL
OTD 266Level IIB Fieldwork12 CR

Semester Total Credit Hours

12
SPRING
OTD 271Doctoral Capstone14 CR

Semester Total Credit Hours

14
Total Program Hours: 116

Program Notes:

Employment following Graduation:

  • Community Practice
  • Hospital-Based Practice
  • School-Based Practice
  • Early Intervention
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Hand and Orthopedic Clinics
  • Private Practice
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Home Healthcare
  • Academia
  • Consultative Work
  • Regulatory Agencies
  • Local, State, and National organizations

YEARS REQUIRED

Students should complete all didactic classes in two years. The expected total length of the program is three years. Students must complete all Level II fieldwork and the doctoral capstone within 24 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program. Students must graduate within 150% of the stated program length beginning with enrollment in the first course.