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GVSU Graduate D.R.O.T. students at Commencement. Photo taken pre-COVID.

Occupational Therapy, Dr.O.T.

The post-professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (Dr.O.T.) is designed for the working professional in search of a challenging yet supportive program. The Dr.O.T. aims to expand clinical skills, advance career opportunities, develop leadership skills, prepare for teaching in higher education, and facilitate innovative problem solving through highly individualized curricular experiences.

U.S. Job Growth

National job opportunities in the occupational therapy field are expected to grow 5% by 2025.

One of the Top Graduate Programs in the Nation

U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools 2022

One of a Kind Program

GVSU is the Only University to Offer a Post Professional Doctorate in Michigan

Source: EMSI, 2021

Program Overview

The 36 credit hour program offers a fully online curriculum with either full (2 classes/semester) or part time (1 class/semester) options. All Dr.O.T. students will be required to have a degree in occupational therapy as well as a master's degree in either occupational therapy or another field of study. Students are encouraged to maintain employment throughout the program.

Why Study Occupational Therapy at Grand Valley?

Program Details