Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program

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  • First in the Nation: we were the first OTD program at a public university
  • Top ranked: we are ranked in the top 25% of OT programs by U.S. World & News Report
  • Success: our graduates outperform the national average on their board exams

What is Unique About Occupational Therapy Education at UToledo?

We are relentless advocates for the distinct value of occupational therapy. Our best method for promoting our profession is by teaching and training exemplary therapists.

We accomplish this through:

  • Small class size: Each cohort has approximately 20 students. This allows course instructors to get to know each learner and give rich feedback.
  • Hands-on learning: Every semester includes fieldwork. Courses include practicum, case-based assignments, labs, and interprofessional education
  • Individualized opportunities: The curriculum allows students to explore their areas of interest.  Each student selects, plans, and conducts a unique capstone project.  Many lead to job offers, novel programs, and publications. 
  • Student support: We have broad range of resources dedicated to helping students succeed in the classroom, clinic, and beyond.
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Our Students

The program consists of 3 classes of 20 students who have been accepted into the program. The students are involved in a variety of fundraising and community service events. Learn more

OTD Faculty


The program faculty is composed of dedicated professionals who have achieved national reputations in the field of occupational therapy. Learn more

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Careers in Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists work with clients across the lifespan in healthcare, education, and community settings to support their engagement in everyday activities.
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UToledo OTD program graduates are eligible to sit for the national board exam. Find out how our graduates have performed as reported by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Learn more

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The UToledo OTD Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929; 301.652.2682; www.acoteonline.org  
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Please visit our admissions page to learn about the UToledo OTD admission requirements and application process.
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Last Updated: 5/22/23