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Why Get Your Doctorate

Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program

  • Academia - In 2012, the majority of occupational therapy faculty must have a doctorate degree in order to teach.
     
  • Knowledge- Develop and generate new knowledge and gain skills necessary for publishing and presenting.
     
  • Advocacy - Get involved at all levels of government to influence public policy and promote health, participation, and occupational justice.
     
  • Management - A doctorate degree will help you to be competitive in management positions and advance your professional knowledge and skills.
     
  • Innovative Practice - This is an exciting and challenging area for occupational therapy. This doctorate degree will equip you with the skills you will need to obtain grants and develop, implement, and assess programs. Loma Linda University also provides students with international opportunities.
     
  • AOTA's Centennial Vision - The doctorate program at Loma Linda University will challenge you to grow professionally with its emphasis on advocacy, leadership, and research. It also emphasizes spirituality, occupational justice, advocacy, and leadership.
     
  • Professional Growth - In the spirit of Loma Linda University, students will take a personal journey as they explore and reflect upon spirituality, disability, occupational justice, and their personal and professional goals.
     
  • Justice- Promote occupational and social justice in your community.