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Loma Linda University School of Allied Health - Doctor of Occupational Therapy program information.

OTD- Doctor of Occupational Therapy

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Why an OTD?

WASC approved program - December 2006The OTD program is an online Degree

Welcome to the Department of Occupational Therapy’s Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program. The OTD program is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and will provide occupational therapists an opportunity to further their education through its flexible online format. Our online community fosters learning and professional growth through creative learning experiences, critical reflections, and discussions.

The program embraces people-centered interventions that include both traditional and emerging practice settings. Graduates will be challenged to reflect upon their social responsibilities as health professionals to promote health and participation not only at the individual level but also at community and societal levels.

The coursework includes emphasis on spirituality, disability, occupational justice, advocacy, participation, education, and research. The capstone project is a professional rotation that the student designs him or herself. We feel that this allows graduates to express their creativity, explore new areas of practice, and engage in innovative research and programming.

The program accepts students for winter and summer quarters.   An online orientation familiarizes students with the University, Department, faculty, current students, the program, and the Blackboard learning system. All students are invited to attend the second year on-site intensive to meet faculty, attend presentations, and interact with other students. 

For more information on the program and admissions contact Heather Javaherian, OTD, OTR/L, Program Director at (909) 558-4628 or hjavaherian@llu.edu.