Julie D. Kugel
The Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree curriculum provides occupational therapists with an opportunity to further their educations through its flexible online format. The online community fosters learning and professional growth through creative learning experiences, critical reflections, and discussions.
Coursework includes emphasis on spirituality, diversity, critical reasoning, advocacy, participation, education, and research. The capstone project is individually designed by the students, allowing them to creatively explore new areas of practice, and to engage in innovative research and programming.
The intensive track is designed for students who want to complete the postprofessional program as full-time students rather than as a part-time sequence, completing the program in six—as opposed to nine—quarters.
By the end of this program, the graduate should be able to:
If you live in a state that has regulatory requirements for online education, please check if Loma Linda University is able to accept residents of your state for online education. You may check for LLU State Authorization online or contact the Admissions office for School of Allied Health Professions, 800/422-4558.
Admission is based on a selective process. In addition to Loma Linda University and School of Allied Health Professions admissions requirements, the applicant must also complete the following requirements:
The applicant's recommendations, interview, personal statement, and work experience are also considered in the admissions screening process.
|OCTH 600||Occupational Science and Health Promotion||3|
|OCTH 601||Spirit of Diverse Abilities I||3|
|OCTH 602||Spirit of Diverse Abilities II||3|
|OCTH 604||Health, Society, and Participation 1||3|
|OCTH 605||Education for Health Professionals||3|
|OCTH 606||Leadership for Health Professionals||3|
|AHRM 605||Critical Analysis of Scientific Literature||3|
|OCTH 632||Capstone I: Introduction to Theory & Research||4|
|OCTH 633||Capstone Proposal: IRB or Program Development||4|
|OCTH 634||Capstone II||3|
|OCTH 635||Capstone III||4|
|OCTH 636||Capstone IV||4|
|OCTH 637||Professional Publication and Dissemination||4|
|RELE 5__||Religion elective (Ethics)||3|
|RELR 5__||Religion elective (Relational)||3|
Fulfills service learning requirement
2.67 years (nine  academic quarters) — based on less than full-time enrollment