DRAKE UNIVERSITY
Programs of Study
Occupational Therapy Doctorate (Entering Summer 2017)


OTD Summer 1
SUMMER
OTD 111Application of Kinesiology to OT4 CR
OTD  101History of OT in Context of the Sociology of Prof.3 CR
OTD 121Occupation Based Practice I: Occl Therapy Process4 CR
OTD 110The Human Condition: Pathology and Impairments3 CR
OTD 131Occ Therapy Practice Skills 1: Basics of OT4 CR

Semester Total Credit Hours

18
OTD Year 1
FALL
OTD 161Level IA Fieldwork & Doctoral Exp. Forum1 CR
OTD 105Applied Neuroscience 14 CR
OTD 102Psychosocial Development and Application to OT4 CR
OTD 122Occ Based Practice 2: Assess Informing Evaluation4 CR
OTD 141Research in OT 1: Role of Theory in OT3 CR

Semester Total Credit Hours

16
SPRING
OTD 123Occ Based Practice 3: Pediatrics4 CR
OTD 132OT Practice Skills 2: Orthotics and Positioning4 CR
OTD 151Health Care Policy & Impact on Delivery3 CR
OTD 162Level IB Fieldwork & Doc. Exper. Forum1 CR
OTD 142Research in OT 2: Observational & Descriptive Rese3 CR

Semester Total Credit Hours

15
OTD Summer 2
SUMMER
OTD 106Applied Neuroscience 2: Neuro-occupations4 CR
OTD 124Occupation Based Practice 4: Aging Adults4 CR
OTD 143Research in OT 3: Experimental Research3 CR
OTD 163Level IC Fieldwork & Doc. Exp. Forum1 CR
OTD 133OT Practice Skills 3: Uni Design, Adaptive Equip3 CR
OTD 153Independent Study 3 CR

Semester Total Credit Hours

18
OTD Year 2
FALL
OTD 134OT Practice Skills 4: Ergonomics, PAM & Adv Tech4 CR
OTD 125Occ Based Practice 5: Health, Wellness & Well-Bein4 CR
OTD 144Research in OT 4: Critical Analysis3 CR
OTD 164Level ID Fieldwork & Doc Exp Forum1 CR
OTD 152Management & Administration3 CR

Semester Total Credit Hours

15
SPRING
OTD 126Occ Based Practice 6: Population Health4 CR
OTD 135OT Practice Skills 5: Explor Specialty Areas4 CR
OTD 145Research in OT 5: Scholarship of Application3 CR
OTD 155Professional Practice Seminar1 CR
OTD 154Advocacy & Leadership3 CR

Semester Total Credit Hours

15
OTD Summer 3
SUMMER
OTD 165Level IIA Fieldwork12 CR

Semester Total Credit Hours

12
OTD Year 3
FALL
OTD 166Level IIB Fieldwork12 CR
OTD 167Doctoral Preparation0.5 CR

Semester Total Credit Hours

12.5
SPRING
OTD 171Doctoral Capstone Experience14 CR
OTD 146Occupational Therapy Capstone2 CR

Semester Total Credit Hours

16
Total Program Hours: 137.5

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.



Professional Electives Policy: Core curricula of CPHS degree programs may require professional elective courses that permit exploration of and/or advanced study in areas of professional interest within the student’s primary degree. Professional electives provide the student with an opportunity to not only pursue areas of intellectual interest, but also to develop an individual “brand” that may benefit them in their professional or academic future. Students who desire to have a non-approved electives count toward professional elective credit should apply for an exception to program policy prior to taking the course whenever possible. Professional electives must be taken for a grade unless the course is designed as credit/no credit. Students should refer to their degree audit for determination of the total number of required professional electives. Students should review the student handbook for the complete professional elective policy and details specific to their degree program.