Post-professional OTD Curriculum

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 - (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 - (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 - (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]
 

Course Offering dates

Academic Calendar

Academic calendars are published for each program cohort based on the year of graduation. Key dates and activities contained in these academic calendars are subject to change.

 

Post-professional OTD Academic Calendar 2021-2022

The Post-professional OTD program prepares students for continued professional development in an area of clinical specialization, including preparation for teaching in that area of specialization in an academic setting. The program is structured to guide the student’s personal and professional growth, to encourage change and adaptation, and to ensure the mastery of the discipline with advanced courses. Coursework prepares students to graduate as doctoral-level practice-scholars with the capacity to transform occupational therapy practice in settings where OT is currently practiced and settings where it is emerging. This unique program can be done 100% online.

Course Descriptions

 

Core and Capstone Courses

Hybrid Learning

Pain Science

Hand Therapy