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Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program
If you are currently a licensed occupational therapist then you may be looking to further your career and enhance your career prospects. Have you considered a Doctor of Occupational Therapy program, by distance learning?
This type of learning will allow you to earn a doctorate in the most flexible manner possible without significant disruption to your current career or family life. The level of education that this type of program provides is intended to prepare you for a key leadership role in the profession, both from a clinical perspective and also in a leadership environment.
There are several programs that allow study for the Doctor of Occupational Therapy and one such faculty is the Sarjent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Boston University. They offer an online program which is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., one of six nationally recognized accrediting agencies and this means that the content of the course has been independently assessed against a national baseline and meets the required standards.
The program is provided entirely online over three enrolment periods per year with 7 weeks in each course session.
For entry to the program you need to hold a masters degree in occupational therapy or a closely related field, a 3.0 GPA in the degree program, NBCOT (the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.) certificate, a GRE taken within the last five years and at least 2 years clinical practice as an occupational therapist. You need to have scored at least 500 Verbal, 500 Quantitative and 4.5 in analytical writing on the GRE. The NBCOT certificate means that holders have met the academic and practice requirements of the board together with successful completion of the required examination and they have agreed to adhere to the NBCOT candidate/certificant code of conduct.
There are currently no geographical restrictions within the United States and if money is a little tight then they offer a monthly repayment option and the payments can be spread across the length of the course.
So, to gain the best qualification available in occupational therapy and to experience the significant challenge of a doctoral program, take a look at the Doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy at Boston University. You will find that it will be one of the most intellectual challenges of your life and a considerable benefit in enhancing your career.
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