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Occupational Therapy Doctorate in NYC

115 credits  |  Doctorate  |  Full-time  |  On Campus  | New York City

With YU’s entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD), you’ll graduate in under 3 years with the expertise to help clients gain greater independence and confidence performing the tasks of everyday living.

Occupational therapists (OTs) help clients gain greater independence and confidence in performing the tasks of living – improving their quality of life, health and wellness, and connection to community. Through clinical practice, education and research, and program and policy development, OTs advocate for clients’ well-being—and support clients in advocating for themselves.

Yeshiva University’s entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) will prepare you for a lifetime of helping people. The OTD program integrates theory, research, and practice, combining interactive courses with hands-on, state-of-the-art labs and fieldwork in a variety of clinical settings. Through a student-practitioner approach, you’ll work alongside faculty and learn to translate research into evidence-based interventions, new diagnostics, and protocols—all with a focus on client-centered care; health prevention, promotion and wellness; community health; and cross-cultural competency. And you’ll develop the professional competencies and ethical compass to engage in OT policy development, leadership and advocacy, and occupational justice.

  • Master the OT therapeutic process of evaluation, intervention, and assessment.
  • Design assistive and adaptive technologies to help clients adapt to their environment and improve functional independence.
  • Develop community programs and improve engagement in a variety of nontraditional and emerging practice settings.
  • Integrate OT into an interprofessional health care team.
  • Build relationships with top clinical directors throughout New York and across the US in competitive fieldwork placements.
  • Practice in state-of-the-art OT labs, including activities of daily living, modalities, and neurosensory integration.