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OSU OT students take a break from volunteer work in Merida Mexico to show their school spiritThe Division of Occupational Therapy offers a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree program. Our program requires two years of full-time study plus six months of full-time fieldwork. Entering students must ​have completed a bachelor’s degree and other admis​sio​ns requirements.

We offer a full-time program in which students experience interrelated didactic courses, laboratory activities, community lab, and clinical fieldwork experiences each quarter. Some of the outstanding features of our program include:

  • Recognized, award-winning faculty with expertise in pediatrics, adult rehabilitation, neurorehabilitation, gerontology, mental health, assistive technology and developmental disabilities.
  • Working with authors of leading textbooks in the field, recipients of major research awards from the National Institutes of Health and other organizations, and leaders in the field of occupational therapy, including the president of the Ohio Occupational Therapy Association.
  • Learning and working on the campus of one of the world's leading medical centers, which boasts Top 10 programs in 13 medical specialties, including rehabilitation and neurology
  • Pass rates well above the national pass rates for the National Board Certification Examination for Occupational Therapists.
  • A 70-year history of producing outstanding graduates, making Ohio State's program one of the most established in the nation. 
  • Access to the outstanding research resources that only a research university can offer, including a federally designated traumatic brain injury model system and a Christopher Reeve Neurorecovery Network Site.

Learn more about the faculty.

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