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Clinical Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (DOT)

Temple’s advanced Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy Leadership (D.O.T.) prepares therapists to become clinical specialists, program developers, and clinical educators.

The 30-credit graduate program is offered in a distance education format with two to three required in-person meetings per year at our Center City Philadelphia campus. A heavy emphasis is placed on the use of clinical research for evidence-based practice.

Students take 21 credits of required coursework and nine credits of specialty coursework in their area of clinical interest. The specialty clinical coursework allows students to complete interdisciplinary courses in the area of their professional interests.