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The Regis Entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program Pathway

Creighton offers a OTD degree through a partnership with Regis University in Denver—the first partnership of its kind among Jesuit universities. Students in the small cohorts of the Regis pathway learn from Denver-area OT practitioners and experts in clinical practice through on-campus components and online courses.

The Rocky Mountain region faces a shortage of occupational therapists. Regis Pathway students can help fill needed positions in local communities.

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 opportunities, both locally and internationally at service sites such as the Institute for Latin American Concern (ILAC)

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About Denver

Named one of the fastest growing cities, the Mile High City is known for being a young, active city at the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The diverse city has historical neighborhoods, local breweries, iconic music venues and an abundance of nearby hiking trails, ski slopes, national parks and more.

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Fastest growing large city WalletHub, 2020

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Parks in Denver—the nation's largest city park system

Office of Admission

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Pathway Coordinator

Lou Jensen, OTD, OTR/L
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy,
Coordinator – Creighton-Regis Entry-Level Hybrid Pathway

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