Yeshiva University’s new entry-level doctorate in occupational therapy (OTD) offered by the university’s Katz School of Science and Health, can be completed in less than three years with just a Bachelor’s degree. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination sponsored by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.
Students will be able to apply their knowledge in the program’s state-of-the-art labs, including a fully functional apartment in the Active Daily Living (ADL) lab, Neurosensory Integration lab, and Modalities lab where students will design assistive technologies to help clients adapt to their environment and improve functional independence. They will also have access to a virtual cadaver lab where students will examine the anatomical and physiological components underlying human motion.
Occupational therapy helps people of all ages gain greater independence and confidence in performing the tasks of everyday living. The number of occupational therapy jobs is expected to grow nationwide by 18% over the next eight years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and occupational therapy is listed among the best 20 health care jobs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Located at Yeshiva University’s Rousso Building in the Bronx, the program has been granted candidacy status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.