Transitional Doctor of Occupational Therapy

A transitional degree that maintains a life balance.

Continuing to the doctoring level should not come at a sacrifice to family, career, or personal wellness. The tOTD degree allows you to balance work, life, and career advancement to help you achieve your professional goals. Courses are 100% online and on your time. You can view and review them anytime within a 15-week semester.

Course assignments can be completed any time prior to the deadline and an active discussion forum promotes peer review, professional growth, networking and collaboration to achieve your professional goals.

Elevating the Profession

As the saying goes, “a rising tide lifts all boats.” This tOTD program provides a critical career advancement pathway for therapists trained at ACOTE accredited schools as well as foreign universities.


Pathway to success

The online education format allows Master’s educated occupational therapists to advance to the doctoral degree while keeping in mind the budgetary and time constraints of a working health professional.


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Masters to OTD: 5 Semester Program

  • First Semester Advanced Occupational Therapy Theory, Concepts, and Application
  • Professional Ethical Reasoning
  • Second Semester Evidence-Based Practice Methods and Application
  • Methods of Evaluation in Occupational Therapy Practice
  • Professionalism: The Doctoring Profession*
  • Third Semester Prevention, Health, and Disability
  • Outcomes Measurement and Assessment
  • Fourth Semester Personal Leadership for the Health Professional: Essentials to Transform Practice
  • Capstone I
  • Fifth Semester Teaching and Learning: Continuum of Education
  • Capstone II
  • Professionalism course includes a weekend seminar which can be taken virtually or on campus

    Partnering with an accredited university

    Rehab Essentials has partnered with a university to offer a cost-effective transitional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (tOTD) degree program that allows working professionals to complete the degree on their terms, online and on their time. Each course within the curriculum is designed to advance critical thinking to the doctorate level while building on clinical skills. The transitional Doctor of Occupation Therapy (tOTD) degree will be conveyed by the partnering institution upon successful completion of program requirements.

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