The Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DrOT) program in the College of Health and Human Services was established 2008 and received approval from the Illinois Board of Education and Higher Learning Commission to grant the degree. The DrOT is a post-professional advanced practice degree.
The DrOT program prepares you to evaluate and produce research, collaborate as a leader in the field, prepare to teach, and act as an advocate in healthcare through knowledge building with real-life applications aligned with your current professional roles or anticipated professional desires.
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Improving Lives Through Advanced Practice
The dynamic nature of health and human services offers challenging opportunities for advanced and specialized occupational therapy practice. There is a compelling need for the practice scholar – the advanced practice occupational therapist will actively enrich current clinical practice through knowledge building and skill development to aligned with current or anticipated professional desires.
Consider the College of Health and Human Services’ Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DrOT) program if you are ready to take your expertise to the next level. Students in our program explore, apply, and develop the best practice models, knowledge, and expertise they will need to take on Leadership, Education, Research, and Advocacy roles in the profession. The DrOT program will prepare you to be an innovator in both traditional and emerging areas of occupational therapy using real-life applications.
If you are a certified and licensed occupational therapist with a master’s degree in occupational therapy (or a bachelor’s in occupational therapy and a master’s in another field) and are looking for a way to progress in your field, consider our program. Refine your current clinical practice and begin to welcome new opportunities by further developing your education of occupational therapy.
The Governors State University DrOT sequence of courses provides you with the knowledge and skills that will open opportunities in leadership, education and research.
Reach Your Career Goals
After completing the program, you will have doors open for opportunities through:
- Enhanced knowledge and ability to evaluate, apply and conduct research in occupational therapy
- Leadership capabilities developed for today’s healthcare environment
- Preparation to pursue employment in higher education
- Advocacy practices
Doors will open for opportunities in Leadership, Education and Research.
The DrOT program has approval from the Illinois Board of Education and Higher Learning Commission to grant the degree of Doctor of Occupational Therapy.
DrOT Fact Sheet
If you would like to speak to a program representative to learn more about the DrOT program, contact Dr. Caren Schranz, Department of Occupational Therapy Chair at email@example.com or (708) 235-7344.