Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) - Regis Pathway in partnership with Creighton University

Embark on a transformative journey with Creighton University's groundbreaking Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree, offered in collaboration with Regis University. Pioneering the first-ever partnership among Jesuit universities, this program is not just an education; it's a mission to make a meaningful impact.

In the vast expanse of the Rocky Mountain region, there's a critical shortage of occupational therapists. Creighton aims to address this gap by cultivating a generation of compassionate and skilled practitioners. Picture yourself at the forefront of change, filling vital roles in rural communities, or working with the elderly, or in school settings—places where your expertise will make a profound difference.

Occupational therapy is not just a profession; it's a calling to empower people of all ages to embrace life to the fullest. Whether it's guiding children with disabilities towards full participation, aiding individuals on the road to recovery, or supporting older adults through physical and cognitive changes, our program equips you to be a catalyst for positive transformation.

Join us in shaping a healthier, more inclusive tomorrow. Let your journey at Creighton be the bridge to a fulfilling career and a lasting legacy of service in communities that need it the most.

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Suzanne Holm, OTD, OTR/L
On-site OT Academic Program Coordinator, Associate Professor
Creighton-Regis Entry-Level Hybrid Pathway

Program Snapshot

Program Format
Distance hybrid format that includes on-campus, face-to-face components and online courses.

Credits for Completion
125 credit hours

Cost of Tuition
Determined by Creighton

Program Components

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Distance Hybrid Format

Students attend full-time for 8 semesters, completing course work in both on-campus and online formats. All courses and labs are administered and taught by Creighton faculty.

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On-Campus Experiences

Students go to the Regis Interprofessional Health Campus at Thornton for their labs. They head to the Northwest Denver campus for extra hands-on learning, covering aspects like anatomy labs, simulation center experiences and service learning.

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Fieldwork and Clinicals

Fieldwork and clinical experiences are coordinated through the Office of Clinical Education at Creighton University. Students in the program have many opportunities for nationwide and global experiences.

Program Details

Get all the details about this Doctor of Occupational Therapy program, including course requirements, application materials and program cycles by visiting the Creighton University website.

How to Apply

Students interested in the Occupational Therapy pathway through Creighton University apply directly to Creighton using OTCAS.

Creighton University operates on a rolling admission basis, meaning that qualified applicants are invited to interview and admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. The Creighton-Regis pathway program enrolls 22 students each fall. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Tuition and Fees

Student tuition and fees are determined by Creighton University. Visit the Creighton website for more information about cost per credit hour, associated fees and financial aid.


The entry-level program in occupational therapy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA) located at:

6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD. 20852-4929
Phone: 301.652.2682

More information on ACOTE can be found at

The Creighton entry-level program is accredited until the 2031-2032 academic year.

A Culture of Excellence

The Doctor of Occupational Therapy is housed within the School of Physical Therapy within the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions.