All students currently holding an entry-level MOT in occupational therapy will be required to take all courses in the OTD curriculum, which consists of the 32 credits outlined below.

If you will be entering the program with a bachelor's degree, you must first complete the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Occupational Therapy (CAGS) as a bridge into the OTD program. Click here to learn more about the CAGS program.

First Year Courses (20 credits):
Course Title Credits
Fall Semester
OT 651 Systems 3
OT 652 Doctoral Seminar 1
OT 654 Critical Inquiry of Scholarship I 3
  Credits 7
Spring Semester
OT 640 Directed Study in Evidence-Based Practice 3
OT 650 Application of Theory and Exploration of Occupation 3
  Credits 6
Summer Semester
OT 655 Professional Seminar 3
OT 656 Critical Inquiry of Scholarship II 4
  Credits 7
Second Year Courses (12 credits):
Fall Semester
OT 653 Policy/Ethics 2
OT 660 Seminar: Innovations and Emerging Issues in Children and Youth 3
or OT 662 Seminar: Innovations and Emerging Issues in the Adult Health Care Continuum 3
OT 680 Capstone I 2
  Credits 7
Spring Semester
OT 671 Leadership in Higher Education 3
OT 681 Capstone II 2
  Credits 5
  Total Credits 32

Residency requirement
All students are required to attend one summer course at Quinnipiac University for the duration of one week (OT 656). Students also are required to attend the Symposium Day at the completion of the second year to present their final project.

Class Schedule
Classes begin in the fall. Program requires five semesters: two academic years and summer between.

Courses and curriculum requirements are subject to change.