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The Doctor of Occupational Therapy Pathways – Chart Your Course

Creighton University is the nation’s first entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy education program. From that launch in 1999, we have been committed to improving the lives of others.

Today, we have four pathways, a traditional campus in Omaha and hybrid pathways in Phoenix, Anchorage and Denver—all leading to the OTD degree.

Omaha Campus OTD Program

Since 1985, the occupational therapy program has allowed students to earn their degree with innovative study in a full-time, traditional campus setting. 

Omaha Campus Hixon Leid building

Alaska Hybrid OTD Program

In 2008, we began our University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA)-Creighton University distance initiative. This entry-level program initiative includes asynchronous and synchronous teaching and learning in a unique hybrid model.

Anchorage campus snow

Regis Hybrid OTD Program

In 2015, Creighton began a new collaboration with Regis University in Denver, Colorado. This pathway follows the successful hybrid model that makes the Alaska Pathway and the Greater Omaha Pathway so successful.

Regis campus buildings

Phoenix Hybrid OTD Program

In fall 2021, the OTD program began a new hybrid pathway in Phoenix, Arizona. Students complete hands-on components at Creighton’s new campus in Phoenix, which houses health sciences students across multiple professions, helping to meet the growing need for healthcare professionals in the Southwest.

Creighton Phoenix heath science campus

OT Pathway Expectations

OTD education and OTD practice depend on graduates being well versed in information technology and networked information resources. Occupational therapy doctors rely extensively on information systems for the provision of OTD care to patients.

At Creighton University, we ensure that our graduates are well-prepared in using advanced information technologies to make the most of the opportunities that lie ahead for education, research and professional practice.