​Wellness and Health Promotion to Doctor of Occupational Therapy 3+3 Pathway​​​​

The University of Findlay has a 3+3 Wellness and Health Promotion to the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program path. After 3 years of undergraduate coursework, students will apply to the OTD Program. Once admitted, students complete the first two modules of the OTD curriculum and earn a bachelor’s degree in Wellness and Health Promotion. Students will continue coursework to earn a doctoral degree in occupational therapy. A major in wellness and health promotion consists of an interdisciplinary program of study in which students will implement health assessments and wellness programs. The degree promotes scholarly inquiry and cultivates professionals capable of assisting others in developing self-responsibility for their own health and wellness through healthy, active lifestyles. At the University of Findlay, the OTD Program prepares students to not only practice occupational therapy but also fulfill leadership roles and advanced positions in the field. Occupational therapists assist individuals across the lifespan to develop, improve, sustain or restore daily living, work or productivity, and play or leisure by using meaningful and healthy occupations. The OTD program embodies principles of human occupation and incorporates community-based experiences and service learning to prepare occupational therapists who understand and value a community-focused and occupation-based approach to practice, and participate in ongoing professional development in preparation for service in diverse communities.

Program Highlights 

Three-Year Program ​

The OTD Program is a three-year program designed to be completed in nine consecutive semesters, including summers, with fieldwork integrated throughout the academic program. The third year of the curriculum consists of Level II Fieldwork and Doctoral Capstone Experience and Project. 

OT Adaptive Living House 

Students gain the knowledge and skills that are required to adapt home environments and devices that support individuals’ day-to-day activities. 

Early Assurance 

High school seniors have the option to apply for Early Assurance, which holds a seat for them in the OTD Program while they complete their bachelor’s degree at Findlay​​

Accreditation Statement The University of Findlay’s entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program has been granted Accreditation with a 7 year review cycle by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 510E, Bethesda, MD 20814. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652- AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org.