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The Alaska Entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program Pathway

In 2008, Creighton University began a hybrid pathway partnership with the University of Alaska Anchorage. The OTD collaboration includes synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities, including lab courses led by expert OT clinicians from the Anchorage community.

Students gain clinical training and interprofessional skills to pursue careers in hospitals, infant learning programs, schools and much more.

A Customized Clinical Education

Students directly develop their clinical education trajectories with individualized clinical advising from a dedicated team of faculty and staff.

We emphasize abstract, forward focused and creative approaches to OT and new innovations in practice, while assessing the needs of the OT profession.

We require 43.5 weeks of experiential education, consisting of:

Four Level I Experiences (3.5 weeks)

  • Each experience has its own focus based on the curriculum
  • Prepare students for Level II experiences
  • Progressive exposure and responsibility
  • Much more in-depth than the average OT program

Two Level II Experiences (12 weeks each, 24 weeks total)

  • Over 850 contracted clinical sites in the United States
  • Focus on becoming competent, entry-level practitioners

Doctoral Capstone (14 weeks)

  • Special interest area—students can be very creative in designing their capstone
  • Individually planned
  • Develop in-depth skills in one or more of the following areas: clinical practice, research, administration, leadership, program and policy development, advocacy, education and theory development
  • Capstone project tied to the experience

International Clinical Opportunities (Optional)

  • Level ID
  • Level IIB
  • Doctoral Capstone Experience
    • OT ILAC program in the Dominican Republic available as a three-week portion of the capstone experience with a focus on clinical care.
  • Current contracts in Dominican Republic, Italy, United Kingdom, Uganda, Australia and China

Prepare to Be a Dynamic Occupational Therapy Practitioner

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Making a Difference Through Service

True to our Jesuit, Catholic roots, Creighton OT students are involved in local service opportunities at sites such as:

  • Food Bank of Alaska
  • F.I.S.H.
  • The Arc of Anchorage
  • Fairbanks Community Food Bank
  • Fairbanks Pioneer Home
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About Anchorage

Beyond the University of Anchorage campus lies Alaska’s biggest city, known for stunning hiking trails, abundant wildlife — including around 1,500 moose — and a center for arts and culture.

The University of Alaska Anchorage campus is home to about 12,000 students. OT students complete their labs on campus taught by clinicians from the Anchorage community.

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Office of Admission

Criss III Rm. 151

Pathway Coordinator

Alfred G. Bracciano, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Professor, Occupational Therapy,
Coordinator – Creighton Alaska Entry-Level Hybrid Pathway

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