EKU’s online master’s to OTD program is designed for licensed, certified occupational therapists interested in advancing their careers and becoming ethical leaders of change in occupational therapy services for diverse populations.
Our nationally respected OT program allows students currently holding a master’s, in OT or another field, to earn their doctorate degree without the need to relocate and while maintaining personal and professional obligations.
Employment of occupational therapists is projected to grow 16 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.
— U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Focused on best practices and leadership building, a degree from EKU’s renowned occupational therapy program can give you a competitive edge in the job market and set you up to thrive in this growing field.
Yes. All applicants to this program must be certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Occupational therapy assistants are not eligible. Due to state authorization restrictions students may be prohibited from conducting practicum experiences in some states. Please ask your enrollment advisor about any possible restrictions for your state of residency prior to submitting your application. You can review EKU’s state authorization map for more details.
This path is for those who have a master’s degree in OT or a bachelor’s degree in OT with a master’s degree in any field.
EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through topics such as advanced occupation-based practice, diversity and health disparity, policy and change, applied research and ethics, and evidence-based practice.
The OTD faculty do an excellent job of making you feel like you are part of a community even though you are off campus.
EKU Online offers veterans and active duty military students an unparalleled online learning experience that provides accessibility, convenience and flexibility.
“I’d like to thank the EKU College of Justice & Safety for the opportunity to complete my degree online. It’s very user-friendly, and everyone has bent over backwards to make this happen.”
– 1LT Heath Bergmann, EKU Online Graduate