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About Occupational Therapy

Post-professional (Dr.OT and Ph.D.) Monthly Virtual Open House

Meet the occupational therapy post-professional program directors in our monthly online virtual open house. Ask questions about curriculum, get tips for fitting a doctoral program into your schedule, and learn how to engage in an online learning environment.

Click this link to attend one of the virtual open houses listed below.

Monday Feb. 18, 2019 7:00 pm (EST)

Monday Mar. 18, 2019 7:00pm (EST)

Monday Apr.  15, 2019 7:00pm (EST)

Monday May 13, 2019 7:00pm (EST)

Monday June 17, 2019 7:00pm (EST)



New OTD Degree Program

NSU Tampa Student Educational Center Facility
Entry-Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program now in Tampa, Florida.

OTD program admitted its first class in May 2012 in Tampa, Florida. The entry-level hybrid OTD program will meet the need for a program beyond a master’s degree and a delivery model that allows students to commute to Tampa. Read More...

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Backstage Pass

Are you interested in a behind-the-scenes experience in the Master of Occupational Therapy program? Come and spend a morning with us. Learn more

The faculty and students of Nova Southeastern University's (NSU) Occupational Therapy Department thank you for the opportunity to inform you about occupational therapy and how students are prepared with the knowledge, skills and value of lifelong learning to practice occupational therapy in customary and innovative ways within an ever-changing world.

Occupational therapy is a health profession created over 90 years ago to help people of all ages help themselves participate in meaningful activities (occupations), to take care of themselves, be productive, learn, play and interact with others to the best of their abilities. Therefore, the curriculum, classes, labs and internships are based on the belief that doing occupation is how people stay healthy, create their identity, participate in life and feel good about themselves.

When you attend NSU's Occupational Therapy programs, you will gain knowledge to:

  • integrate knowledge from the arts and sciences
  • assess and treat in a way that match a client's needs and goals
  • promote health and well-being by helping people do occupation
  • lead your colleagues and the public to understand how occupation impacts health and
  • practice in various settings with people across the lifespan, with or without a disability or illness.

With this knowledge, graduates from NSU's Occupational Therapy programs become exceptionally keen observers, active listeners, creative strategists, critical thinkers, resourceful leaders and practical educators who help people set and meet goals, overcome challenges and thrive in the face of adversity.

The faculty and staff at NSU look forward to the opportunity to prepare you for a dynamic, diverse and rewarding career.

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