Anchorage OT Pathway
Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program in Anchorage
The Anchorage, Alaska, pathway is offered in partnership with the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). The hybrid program offers a mix of on-campus and online learning.
The Alaska OTD Experience
The OTD collaboration includes synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities. In this hybrid program, lectures are delivered online, while lab courses are held on the UAA campus and led by expert OT clinicians from the Anchorage community. The Alaska pathway paves the way for needed OTs in the state, particularly in rural areas.
Tuition costs for the Alaska pathway are established via UAA. Please speak with your admission counselor for more information or email email@example.com.
Our curriculum is the same for all pathways, and it encompasses three primary themes: occupation, professional practice and professional identity, with themes of leadership and Ignatian values interwoven.
Interprofessional education (IPE) is a foundational element of the curriculum. All students take an Introduction to Collaborative Care course. Students also take part in the IPE Passport, completing three activities focused on equipping them to take part in interprofessional collaborative practice.
The curriculum builds on the primary themes and culminates in a Doctoral Capstone Experience (DCE). The DCE allows students to explore or expand their knowledge in key focus areas, such as:
- Advanced clinical practice
- Program and policy development
- Theory development
Creighton students graduate equipped with the skills and knowledge to serve their patients and make a difference through healthcare.
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 41.5 weeks of experiential education, consisting of:
Four Level I Experiences
- 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
- 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
- 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
Interprofessional Education and Practice
Creighton University and our primary academic health partner, CHI Health, are national leaders in blending interprofessional collaborative practice with interprofessional education.
This innovative enterprise, the Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research (CIPER), brings together the whole team of healthcare professionals, drawing on all disciplines to treat the patient from every angle—leading to better patient care.
Through the CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center–University Campus, health sciences students can put their education into practice in everyday situations with real-time decision making.
To apply, submit your application through the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS).