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Online Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

The Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree is intended for occupational therapists who wish to advance their careers to positions such as leading clinicians, mangers, leaders, and educators. Advanced coursework, practicum experience, a field exam, and a project involving applied scholarship are often part of the rigorous Doctor of Occupational Therapy programs. The field of Occupational Therapy is constantly growing, therefore individuals in this field feel the need to advance their knowledge and skills, and perhaps their careers in the process. Advanced therapeutic skills, knowledge, and the expertise to manage people and programs are sought after by occupational therapist looking to further their careers. OTD programs focus more on specializations than on general occupational therapy, as the entry-level degrees do.