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Doctor of Occupational Therapy

The Nation’s First Entry-Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program.

Since launching the Occupational Therapy Program in 1985, Creighton University has set new standards in the profession.

We were the nation’s first entry-level OTD program and the first innovative hybrid pathways program.

Our unique interprofessional approach to health care focuses on patient care, values-centered teaching by an exceptional faculty and a deep commitment to community service in the Omaha area.

Dedicated Faculty

Our dedicated faculty includes 30 who hold doctoral degrees: 8 PhD’s, 2 EdD, and 20 OTDs.

They’re not only leaders in the field of occupational therapy but also innovators in various areas of research and scholarly work. Five faculty members are recognized as Fellows of the American Occupational Therapy Association. 

Creighton is a great place to start your OT career. Through a combination of academic rigor, clinical opportunities, access to affiliated health systems and a focus on career placement, a doctorate in OT puts you on the path to a challenging and rewarding profession.

Occupational Therapy Lab
Lena Volkers, OTD'20, PMI-CS

Lena Volker, OTD’20, PMI-CS

“I will always be grateful for the education and wisdom I received at Creighton University. I will continue to live according to the Ignatian values every day.

Named a National Best Value University
36 Faculty doctorally prepared, 5 faculty members on the AOTA Fellow Roster
11:1 student to faculty ratio

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