BS to OTD Bridge

Many experienced practitioners entered the field of occupational therapy when the bachelor's degree was the accepted entry-level degree. However, as health care demands have evolved, so has the need for an advanced degree. If you have a bachelor's degree, the BS to OTD program is designed to help you meet the requirements you need to begin the occupational therapy doctorate program.

Quinnipiac University's clinical experience requirements will ensure you receive exactly what you need to prepare for doctorate level work and ultimately go further in the field of occupational therapy. The BS to OTD Bridge program begins every spring and requires two semesters of coursework prior to OTD entry.

All students currently holding an entry-level BS in occupational therapy with initial National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)/American Occupational Therapy Certification Board (AOTCB) certification will be required to take the courses below prior to entering the OTD curriculum.

BS to OTD Bridge Requirements (12 credits):
Course Title Credits
OT 600 Evidence-Based Practice in OT 3
OT 602 Practice Trends in OT 3
OL 610 Legal Research and Practice Implications 3
OT 611 Administrative/Management 3

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