Pre-Occupational Therapy

Pre-Occupational Therapy

An occupational therapist helps people who have physical and/or psychological challenges maximize their ability to perform daily living, work, and leisure tasks. Occupational therapists work with people of all ages in a variety of settings such as hospitals, schools, long-term care facilities, and community organizations. Depending on interest and experience, occupational therapists can assume roles in direct service, administration, consultation, education, and research.

The mission of The University of Toledo occupational therapy doctoral (OTD) degree is to lead students to a career path of excellence in practice, advocacy for the profession, leadership, and contribution to occupational therapy knowledge through research. Graduates will be autonomous decision makers using contemporary practice skills. The OTD requires 95 semester credit hours over three years (8 semesters inclusive of 2 summer terms) of study.

The agreement with Lourdes will facilitate entrance into the (OTD) program at The University of Toledo for qualified Lourdes  students. Students enrolled at Lourdes may be accepted to the OTD program at The University of Toledo at one and two years prior to their matriculation at The University of Toledo. In order to matriculate to the OTD program, you must meet the requirements and prerequisite courses listed on page 96 of the Academic Catalog.

For complete program information visit the UT OTD program website or call 419-383-4429.

Request Information


Robert Detwiler

Robert Detwiler, Ph.D.
Director of Academic Advising
Director of Prior Learning

Learn about the future in this field