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Occupational Therapy

O.T.D. Pathway in partnership with Creighton University

Creighton University offers a Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree through a partnership with Regis University. The Creighton Regis Occupational Therapy 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.

Program Snapshot

Program Format
Online courses with on-campus components

Credits for Completion
125 credit hours

Cost of Tuition
Determined by Creighton

Program Components

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Online Courses

Students attend for 8 semesters and complete instructional coursework online, taught and administered by Creighton faculty and staff.

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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 rotations are coordinated through the Omaha campus and there are many opportunities for nationwide experiences.

Program Details

Get all the details on our Occupational Therapy pathway program, including course requirements, application materials and program cycles by visiting the Creighton 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 on cost per credit hour, associated fees and financial aid.