Post-professional OTD Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

The Baylor University Post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy program consists of 30 total semester hours - 17 core credits, 7 capstone credits and 6 elective credits.  The Program can be completed in a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 48 months.  The curriculum supports individualized planning to assist students in developing a plan of study that incorporates specialty areas of practice to align with the student’s professional goals.  This unique program can be done 100% online.


Core Courses (17 credit hours):

  • OTD 6310 - Advances in OT Practice [3 credit hours]
  • OTD 6210 - Evidence-based Practice [2 credit hours]
  • OTD 6240 - Program Evaluation and Development [2 credit hours]
  • OTD 6320 - Conceptual Foundations [3 credit hours]
  • OTD 6220 - Professional Development and Leadership [2 credit hours]
  • OTD 6330 - Clinical Reasoning [3 credit hours]
  • OTD 6230 - Teaching and Education Theory [2 credit hours]

Doctoral Capstone Courses (7 credit hours):

  • OTD 6340 - Doctoral Capstone I [3 credit hours]
  • OTD 6272 - Doctoral Capstone II [2 credit hours]
  • OTD 6280 - Doctoral Capstone III [2 credit hours]


Elective Track - Select 1 track (6 credit hours):


Hybrid Learning Track - (6 credit hours):

  • OTD 6190 - Essentials in Hybrid Learning & Teaching [1 credit hour]
  • OTD 6290 - Effective Skills in Hybrid Learning & Teaching [2 credit hours]
  • OTD 6392 - Practicum in Hybrid Learning [3 credit hours]

Pain Science Track - includes travel (6 credit hours):

  • OTD 6390 - Pain Neuroscience Education [3 credit hours]
  • OTD 6391 - Examination and Treatment of the Sensitive Nervous System [3 credit hours]

Hand Therapy Track - (6 credit hours):

  • OTD 6294 - Management of the Shoulder [2 credit hours]
  • OTD 6296 - Tendon and Nerve Injuries [2 credit hours]
  • OTD 6295 - Management of the Wrist and Forearm [2 credit hours]

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