At Touro Nevada, you will join the only accredited occupational therapy doctoral degree program in the state. You will thrive in a group setting while learning about this dynamic, growing field that provides a pathway to help solve everyday challenges for patients of all ages. You will learn how to positively impact the ability of clients to do the daily tasks of living.
Your classroom setting will be defined by engaging and challenging hands-on learning. You will grow personally and professionally in a group setting at Touro Nevada.
In April 2018, the School of Occupational Therapy achieved a seven-year full accreditation for the entry-level doctorate degree by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number, c/o AOTA, is 301-652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org.
You can view school performance data at National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) School Performance.
Doctoral Experiential Component
You will extend and refine your knowledge in a specific area of study during the 14-week Doctoral Experiential Component (DEC). You will enhance your professional development through community interaction and faculty-led mentoring.
Touro Nevada was established to help address critical needs in healthcare and education, and as a resource for community service in the state of Nevada. Come be a part of our family.
- Baccalaureate degree or higher
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Prerequisites of human development, abnormal psychology, psychology, anatomy, physiology, statistics, humanities, natural science, and English
- Two letters of recommendation
- Shadowing or volunteer experience
Your primary application must be submitted through the Occupational Therapist Centralized Application Service (OTCAS).
Occupational therapy students at Touro Nevada share their experiences in the OT program.
Catching Up: Stephanie Anderson
"After high school, I didn’t know what I wanted to do. My neighbor was an OT and she helped lead me to an occupational therapy assistant program which I eventually graduated from. During the program, I knew I wanted to be an actual OT, so that’s when I decided to go to Touro."Stephanie Anderson Doctor of Occupational Therapy | Class of 2010
You are joining a community of motivated and successful leaders in healthcare and education fields.
Meet Our Director
Your interest in Occupational Therapy shows that you are a creative, innovative person who wants a rewarding career which offers fun, variety, and opportunity. Our graduates are prepared with the skills in client care, entrepreneurship, leadership, and confidence to make a difference in the lives of their clients. And at Touro Nevada, we respond to the desires of our students because of the only reason – your success.
We have revised our curriculum to allow our students more balance to enhance their academic goals and participate in personal occupational opportunities outside the classroom. In this well-designed, targeted, and efficient program, you will receive personal attention from our highly-qualified faculty. A dedicated faculty advisor will guide your progress through the program.
I invite you to review the program details and apply to get started in this exciting career field.
Robyn Otty, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR
The values of social justice, intellectual pursuit, and service to humanity of Touro Nevada provide the foundation for the School of Occupational Therapy. Our graduates are grounded in an occupation-based perspective of health, skilled in therapeutic techniques, and educated to be both consumers and contributors to evidence-based practice. The occupational therapy program emphasizes respect for values, a recognition of needs and challenges, and strong leadership skills.
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