Doctor of Occupational Therapy

The post-professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy program is primarily an online program designed for practicing occupational therapists who are interested in pursuing continued, specialty education in upper extremity rehabilitation, pediatrics, or education.

Program Highlights

  • Receive your Doctorate in as little as two years
  • Online format with only two campus visits
    • 2 day orientation prior to starting
    • 3 day visit while enrolled in your second year
  • Three tracks to help students reach their professional goals:
    • Education
    • Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
    • Pediatrics


The mission of Concordia University Wisconsin’s post-professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy is to develop practicing occupational therapist’s clinical expertise through evidence-based practice. Through advanced study, our students will be prepared to serve their clients and contribute to their profession with excellence and integrity.


The program provides three specialty tracks to help students reach their professional goals:

  • Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Track
  • Education Track
  • Pediatric Track


Concordia’s Doctorate in Occupational Therapy includes coursework in professional writing, advanced evidence-based practice, and the relationship of occupation to well-being, as well as coursework specific to the three individual tracks noted above.

Details of our semester-by-semester curriculum for each track can be found in our course catalog.

Admissions Requirements

Please see our course catalog for admissions requirements.

Application Process

Students interested in applying to the post-professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy Program should visit the Concordia University Wisconsin online application and click on the “Graduate Section” to complete all necessary pre-requisite information.

The CUW Occupational Therapy Department is non-discriminatory in recruitment, admissions, and program administration with respect to race, color, creed, sex, age, disabilities, religion, or national origin.

Please contact our graduate admissions staff for more information or see our OTD faculty page.