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Two Year Hybrid, Entry-Level OTD

Hanover College’s hybrid accelerated Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program

prepares you to become a leader in the profession in just two years. An entry-level OTD Degree requires a personal commitment to academic growth, professional behaviors, innovation, and service. Hanover OTD creates opportunities for students to learn and grow as highly skilled, general occupational therapists.

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Learning at Hanover OTD

The learning experience at Hanover OTD weaves together online learning, lab immersions, fieldwork and a capstone experience and project to develop strong and effective practitioners in the occupational therapy field. Students will learn to use evidence-based practice and develop their clinical decision-making skills in an innovative and challenging learning environment. Hanover OTD students will use sound judgment and intellectual curiosity to carry out our commitment to service in your communities.

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Why Choose Hanover?

The innovative curriculum and format of the Hanover OTD program develops strong clinical reasoning skills, occupational-focused clinical skills, and professionalism. Students will learn the importance of diversity, culture, and inclusion in their interactions as occupational therapists.

Why Choose OTD?

Occupational therapists collaborate with their clients to determine the daily tasks and activities that are meaningful and necessary to empower the client to maximize their independence, increase their occupational participation, and boost their occupational engagement. OTs meet the unique and distinct needs of people, populations, and communities, and are strong advocates for the profession and their clients.

"This program is unique in that it allows the student to 'live-in-place' without disruption to home and family. This provides one less worry so focus may be placed on academic coursework."
Brenda K. Lyman
Director of Admissions
"When we see the passion, that’s going to be the big thing for us – that passion and commitment to our profession."
Gayla Aguilar
Director of Fieldwork Education
"Our health care reimbursement systems are demanding that we are evidence-based practitioners, so having that strong foundation will allow the students to be very successful."
Sheri Montgomery
Program Director
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