Doctor of Occupational Therapy

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

Creighton University offers a Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree through a partnership with Regis University. The Creighton Doctor of Occupational Therapy-Regis Pathway Collaboration is the first partnership of its kind among Jesuit universities. There is a general shortage of occupational therapists in the Rocky Mountain region. We hope to encourage our students to fill positions where they are most needed in rural Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana.

Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent – or live better with – injury, illness or disability. Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.

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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 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 attend the Regis Northwest Denver campus to complete the experiential portion of their education including OTD and 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.