Post-professional (Dr.OT and Ph.D.) Monthly Virtual Open House
Already a licensed Occupational Therapist and want to take your career to the next level? 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.
Register here to attend an upcoming virtual open house on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. (EST).
Seriously consider applying to our Ph.D. program if you would like to advance in your career as a leader, researcher, and academician. With courses designed to fit your schedule, the program is aimed at the working professional who may not be able to relocate for full-time study. Our program is offered in an online distance education format with only two required on-campus visits during the curriculum. Each on-campus visit is between 2-4 days in duration. During the curriculum, Ph.D. students are required to travel to our beautiful main campus in South Florida once during their first year of coursework and a second time during either their 2nd or 3rd year of coursework (depending on their course sequence). The rest of the semesters are completed entirely online through online learning technology, asynchronous discussion postings, and live voice discussions. There is a research residency requirement and a qualifying process prior to starting your dissertation phase. Your dissertation phase can be completed entirely online from a distance. The Ph.D. program and curriculum includes OT core courses, multi-disciplinary research design core courses, electives, qualifying process, research residency, and completion of a dissertation study and report.
Please go to Admissions Requirements and Procedures to view our admissions information.
|Theory Development for Models of Practice
|The Health Professional as Academic Educator
|Contexts of Occupation-Centered Practice
|Qualitative Research Design
|Quantitative Research Design
|Mixed Methods Research
|Scholarly Writing for Publication and Grants
|Applying Measurement Theory to Evaluation
|Leadership Development in Multiple Contexts
|Studies for the Qualifying Examination
|Electives (Selected with Ph.D. Program Director approval to complement student’s research focus)
|*Minimum of 61 credits to graduate
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