SHP OTD Postcard 10.26.17 Page 1Welcome to the webpage for the new UAB Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy degree program.

This degree aims to prepare experienced occupational therapists for important leadership roles in health care, academia and advocacy for professional and community organizations. This is the only program of its kind in Alabama. We offer three separate tracks: a Low Vision Rehabilitation track, where you will learn from the leaders in the field; a Healthcare Quality and Safety track, where you will learn principles of clinical quality improvement and management; as well as a general track, applicable across practice settings.

Beginning in 2018, the UAB OTD will be offered online to meet the needs of busy, working professionals. Applications will be accepted beginning in January 2018 with the first cohort enrolling in Fall 2018. The program is designed for part-time enrolment, with students taking one or two courses a semester.

UAB OTD ranks #1 in the Best Online Colleges for Value by SR Education Group!

OTD Best Online Colleges for ValueIn addition to being the most affordable program on the national list – with an annual tuition cost less than half of the average cost of the schools on the list – UAB OTD also had the second highest Academic Strength score. The academic scoring is based on average college entrance exam scores provided by the National Center for Education Statistics.

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