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IL: Midwestern University Announces New OT Doctoral Degree

September 06, 2016

by Office of Communications

Midwestern University is offering a new Occupational Therapy doctoral degree and advanced training program on the Downers Grove Campus.

Midwestern University is pleased to announce a new Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program on the Downers Grove Campus. Students enrolled in the Doctor in Occupational Therapy (O.T.D.) program will benefit from extensive academic coursework, diverse clinical experiences, and additional research opportunities. The O.T.D. program is open to qualified baccalaureate graduates and is designed to provide the academic and clinical education students need to become key members of the healthcare team.

The curriculum is a continuous, full-time program, extending 33 months. Upon graduation, students will be able to provide occupational therapy (OT) services in the home, community, and at clinical practice settings that require independent judgment, leadership, and self-directed practice. Graduates will be able to identify and contribute to meaningful occupational therapy solutions for individuals of varied ages, as well as influence the academic and clinical education of future practitioners. The new program replaces the master's degree awarded by the University since 1995.

In addition, Midwestern University will offer an advanced Tiered Occupational Therapy (TOT): Preparing Scholars to Work in School Mental Health training program. The TOT is a federally-funded, one-year intensive training program created to prepare highly qualified doctoral-level OT scholars to work within school communities in Illinois to address the mental health needs of children and youth. Scholars selected for the TOT program will receive a tuition-reduction to offset the cost of their education, and will agree to work in schools or early intervention for two years after graduation.

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Office of Communications
630.515.7333 (IL) or 623.572.3353 (AZ)