Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program

Occupational therapy is a client-centered, holistic profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation and the therapeutic use of everyday activities to promote and maintain health, prevent disability, improve function, and enhance development across the lifespan. Occupations include things people need to do, want to do, are expected to do, and are things they enjoy doing, but have been interrupted by injury, insult, disease, or illness. Occupational therapy promotes evidenced-based approaches and interventions to assess and address wellness, rehabilitation, and adaptation throughout all aspects of recovery.

A career in Occupational Therapy offers the opportunity to work in a fast-growing and rewarding healthcare field.

Occupational therapists work in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, long term care facilities, public and private schools, community organizations and programs, outpatient clinics, work settings, day care facilities, patient homes, corporations, and private practice.

Occupational therapists assess and address the individual need of each client through the therapeutic use of everyday occupations.

The curriculum of the Doctoral Occupational Therapy Program at Presbyterian College replicates the science and theory-base of the profession, enabling student growth and understanding towards skilled intervention and approaches unique to occupational therapy. Progression through the program includes experiential and case-based learning, fieldwork experiences, capstone and programmatic development to further develop leadership, creativity, and critical thinking for future clinical practice, research, administration, leadership, program and policy development, advocacy, education, and theory development.

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Your future in occupational therapy starts with PC.