Online Occupational Therapy Colleges

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    Boston University

    • Boston University's College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, also called Sargent College, offers a doctor of occupational therapy program that can be completed online. This program is intended for practicing occupational therapists who plan to take on a leadership role in their field without taking a leave from their career. Each student teams up with a faculty member who provides personal, one-on-one advice and guidance throughout the program. Enrollment occurs at the beginning of the fall, spring or summer terms, and two courses are required each semester. During the 20-month program, courses that include health promotion and wellness, theory analysis and program evaluation lead up to a cumulative doctoral project and a capstone course.

      Boston University
      One Silber Way
      Boston, MA 02215

    Florida International University

    • Based in Miami, Florida International University has a Master of Science in occupational therapy program available for online completion. The program consists of 35 total credits, six of which are incorporated in a master's project. Four electives within the department are also included in the program. The majority of occupational therapy students at FIU take two courses each semester and graduate in two years. Though students can complete courses at their own pace, the degree must be completed within six years of enrollment. To be eligible for the program, students must have a bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in upper-level courses.

      Florida International University
      11200 S.W. 8th St.
      Miami, FL 33199

    Nova Southeastern University

    • Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offers a distance learning program for a doctor of occupational therapy degree. This program incorporates online courses as well as occasional on-campus visits. Students complete all of their course work online with the exception of one weekend-long session per semester. Courses in the program include ethical issues, wellness and health promotion or sensory processing, depending on the student's focus. The doctoral program concludes with 90 hours of clinical assignments and a capstone paper. Students with a baccalaureate degree in another field are required to complete extra courses in occupational therapy before beginning the program.

      Nova Southeastern University
      3301 College Dr.
      Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328

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