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Occupational Therapy Doctorate

A doctoral degree to transform your career and community

Cedar Crest College is committed to providing students with ground-breaking opportunities to earn degrees that will transform their lives and make a difference in the world.

The new Occupational Therapy Doctorate program develops ethical occupational therapy leaders who are committed to clinical excellence, scientifically informed practice, advocacy for occupational justice and positive social change, and serving the health and occupational needs of diverse populations. Students are given the opportunity to explore the dynamic field through community-based and emerging practice sites and innovative practice areas.

An Occupational Therapy Doctorate from Cedar Crest College leads students to employ such fundamental skills as analysis, adaptability, critical thinking, communication, and creativity. The combination of classroom work, research, and fieldwork experiences provides students with an expanded lens to view and understand concepts such as occupational justice, healthcare management, advocacy, leadership, and preventative health.

Program Delivery

This full-time, on-campus, entry-level doctorate program is completed in 33 months. The courses incorporate lectures, experiential learning, research, and hands-on field experience and are guided by four main principles:

  1. Clinical Excellence
  2. Scientifically Informed Practice
  3. Leadership & Advocacy
  4. Occupational Justice & Positive Social Change

The program is designed for full-time students to complete 108 credits comprised of 83 academic credits, 16 fieldwork credits, and nine capstone credits.

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Applications for this program must be submitted through the Occupational Therapist Centralized Application Service.

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Accreditation

The entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program has applied for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org.  

The program must be granted Candidacy Status, have a preaccreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Students must complete all required courses, two Level II fieldwork placements, and the doctoral capstone to be eligible for graduation. 

All components of the program must be completed within 51 months of matriculation.

Tuition & Fees

Tentative Cost Tentative OTD Program 2021 Fall Semester Tentative OTD Program 2022 Spring Semester Tentative OTD Program 2022 Summer Semester Tentative OTD Program 2021-22 Academic Year Tentative OTD Program 2022-23 Academic Year Tentative OTD Program 2023-24 Academic Year Total Tentative Cost of Program (3-yr program 2021-2024)
Tuition 13500 13500 14400 41400 31518 26740 99658
Loan Fees (if Federal Student Loan is taken) 72 72 72 216 216 216 648
Activity and Technology Fee 120 120 0 240 240 240 720
Books & Supplies 1000 1000 1000 3000 3000 3000 9000
Computer 1400 0 0 1400 0 0 1400
Lab Fee 1500 0 0 1500 1500 1500 4500
Total Cost 17592 14692 15472 47756 36474 31696 115926
Illustration based on a 3% increase annually, however, fees are subject to change.
*Health Insurance is charged during the Fall semester for the academic year, if elected.
Tentative Cost Tentative OTD Program 2022 Spring Semester
Tuition 13500
Loan Fees (if Federal Student Loan is taken) 72
Activity and Technology Fee 120
Books & Supplies 1000
Computer 0
Lab Fee 0
Total Cost 14692
Illustration based on a 3% increase annually, however, fees are subject to change.
*Health Insurance is charged during the Fall semester for the academic year, if elected.

 

Tentative Cost Tentative OTD Program 2022 Summer Semester
Tuition 14400
Loan Fees (if Federal Student Loan is taken) 72
Activity and Technology Fee 0
Books & Supplies 1000
Computer 0
Lab Fee 0
Total Cost 15472
Illustration based on a 3% increase annually, however, fees are subject to change.
*Health Insurance is charged during the Fall semester for the academic year, if elected.

 

Tentative Cost Tentative OTD Program 2021-22 Academic Year
Tuition 41400
Loan Fees (if Federal Student Loan is taken) 216
Activity and Technology Fee 240
Books & Supplies 3000
Computer 1400
Lab Fee 1500
Total Cost 47756
Illustration based on a 3% increase annually, however, fees are subject to change.
*Health Insurance is charged during the Fall semester for the academic year, if elected.

 

Tentative Cost Tentative OTD Program 2022-23 Academic Year
Tuition 31518
Loan Fees (if Federal Student Loan is taken) 216
Activity and Technology Fee 240
Books & Supplies 3000
Computer 0
Lab Fee 1500
Total Cost 36474
Illustration based on a 3% increase annually, however, fees are subject to change.
*Health Insurance is charged during the Fall semester for the academic year, if elected.

 

Tentative Cost Tentative OTD Program 2023-24 Academic Year
Tuition 26740
Loan Fees (if Federal Student Loan is taken) 216
Activity and Technology Fee 240
Books & Supplies 3000
Computer 0
Lab Fee 1500
Total Cost 31696
Illustration based on a 3% increase annually, however, fees are subject to change.
*Health Insurance is charged during the Fall semester for the academic year, if elected.

 

Tentative Cost Total Tentative Cost of Program (3-yr program 2021-2024)
Tuition 99658
Loan Fees (if Federal Student Loan is taken) 648
Activity and Technology Fee 720
Books & Supplies 9000
Computer 1400
Lab Fee 4500
Total Cost 115926
Illustration based on a 3% increase annually, however, fees are subject to change.
*Health Insurance is charged during the Fall semester for the academic year, if elected.