Occupational therapists are vital in a patient’s journey to regain the skills they need to live their lives. The Doctor of Occupational Therapy program consists of both academic coursework and fieldwork experiences that will equip you with the skills to make a difference in the occupational therapy profession.
As a student of the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program, you will study the concepts, theory, and practice of occupational therapy with well-known professors and practitioners in healthcare communities worldwide.
60years of experience educating occupational therapists
1:10faculty to student ratio
25thBest Occupational Therapy Schools according to US News & World Report
What you’ll experience
Your academic journey will encompass hands-on working experiences that will lead you to a successful career as an occupational therapy student.
As a Doctor of Occupational Therapy student, your curriculum will include nine academic semesters. The academic coursework and fieldwork are integrated into a curriculum that is organized around six areas of practice as identified by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA):
Children and Youth
Rehabilitation Disability and Participation
Work and Industry
Health and Wellness
You will begin your clinical experience during your first semester and continue to complete your fieldwork throughout your three-year program.
The Doctor of Occupational Therapy curriculum
D528 Gross Anatomy for the Health Professional
T570 Introduction to Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
T675 Translational Neuroscience
T671 Applied Biomechanics in OT
T545 OT Practice: Health & Wellness
T590 Fieldwork Level I A.
T600 Documentation in OT
T660 Professional Reasoning and Measurement in OT Part I
T645 OT Practice: Productive Aging
T544 OT Practice: Rehabilitation, Disability, & Participation
T591 Fieldwork Level I B
T655 Technologies in OT
T650 Orthotics & OT
T661 OT & Interprofessional Education & Practice I
T567 Applied Translational Research in OT
T642 OT Practice: Work & Industry
T558 Management and Supervision in OT
T543 OT Practice: Mental Health
T643 OT Practice: Children & Youth
T690 Fieldwork Level I C
T767 Evidence-Based Practice in OT
T780 OT Pre-Doc Residency Needs Assessment
T795 Fieldwork LevelII A6
658 Ethics & Trends in OT
T760 Professional Reasoning in OT Part II
T796 Fieldwork Level II B (May-July)
T870 Advanced OT and Occupational Science
T781 OT Pre-Doc Residency (Plan Development)
T761 OT & Interprofessional Education & Practice II
T580 OT Elective
T800 Functional Cognition & Rehabilitation in OT
T860 Leadership & Advocacy in OT
T880 OT Pre-Doctoral Residency (Doctoral Experiential + Capstone)
(14weeks) + 2 weeks on campus
T830 OT Professional Seminar
Cost and finances
Tuition Total based on 102 credit hours
General, Tech, Rehab & Repair Fees
Breakdown per semester
Summer Session I (8)
Fall Semester (17)
Spring Semester (15)
Summer Session (8)
Fall Semester (15)
Spring Semester (10)
Summer Session I (9)
Fall Semester (13)
Summer Session I (7)
Additional IUPUI Fees 2018-2019
Interprofessional Education Fee (one-time fee)
IUPUI Graduate Application Fee
IUPUI Campus Parking (optional)
Student Surface Annual Permit
International Student Visa Processing Fee (if applicable)
Textbooks per semester (required texts)
Transportation to and from the Clinical Practice Sites- varies depending on living site and cost of gasoline, etc.
JagTag Student ID (Mandatory)
FREE (Replacement card, $25)
Provided by Indiana University
As a student in the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program, you are eligible for several department scholarships. Applications for these scholarships take place in the fall semester of the academic year using the AcademicWorks portal.
This fellowship is used to support graduate fellowships
This fellowship will be awarded to a first-year student enrolled in Occupational Therapy.
This award will be given to a graduating Occupational Therapy student who formulates awell-writtenpaper of distinction conceptualizing a solid understanding of current occupational therapy theory and practice.
Fellowship is given annually to students demonstrating perseverance in spite of hardships.
This fellowship is used to support graduate fellowships.
This award is used to support a fellowship for an incoming graduate student whoisenrolled in the Occupational Therapy program. This is award is given to the top two Indiana applicants based upon admissions scores; there is no application.
This award will be granted to an independent thesis or non-thesis research group students with the highest score attained at the annual Occupational Therapy Research Day. This award is chosen by the Occupational Therapy Department; there is no application.
The occupational therapy doctoral degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA. The program must have a pre-accreditation 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.