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Transitional Doctor of Occupational Therapy Clinical Excellence through Graduate Education


University Mission Statement

The mission of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is the development of professional health care practitioners through innovative, individualized, and quality classroom, clinical, and distance education.

Continue your passion and continue your education with the Transitional Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree at the University of St. Augustine. This dynamic program offers each student the ability to earn their degree with flexibility in the location and time frame in which they take courses. The OTD program offers students the ability to complete the program purely online or through a combination of online courses and seminars held nationally and internationally. Whether you are looking to develop key leadership skills for clinical practice or to increase your application of evidence based practice...our Transitional OTD program offers you the ability to expand and diversify your skills as a practitioner. Credit requirements for the program range from 30-60 based on your highest earned degree. To learn more, please visit our website at www.usa.edu or call us at (800) 241-1027.

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Having completed my OTD has made such a difference for me not only in my clinical practice but also professionally! The added respect I am given by parents and educators in my work as a school based therapist as well as the professional opportunities such as serving as an evaluator for the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education are direct results of the outstanding education I received from USA. - Dee Stanfield, OTD, MHE, OTR/L OTD Alumni


Upon completion of the Transitional Occupational Therapy Program, graduates will demonstrate the ability to: • Maintain professional occupational therapy skills by engaging in professional lifelong learning activities. • Advocate for the profession of occupational therapy while collaborating with other members of a health care team. • Interpret evidence-based information for informed decision-making in occupational therapy practice. • Construct effective arguments within professional practice that support the role of occupational therapy. • Use ethical and professional behaviors in the delivery of occupational therapy services. • Use effective leadership skills to advance the profession of occupational therapy. • Utilize critical reasoning skills within occupational therapy practice to advance the profession.


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Apply Today Complete the application available on our website at www.usa.edu. The application requires several prerequisite items: evidence of being a occupational therapist, three letters of recommendation/reference forms, transcripts, resume and the completed application. or Call (800) 241-1027 to register for your first seminar or online course.

Licensure and Accreditation We are licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education to offer all of our degree programs. The University is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), which is authorized by the Department of Education to accredit distance education programs. The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. 1 University Blvd | St. Augustine, FL 32086 | (800) 241-1027 | admissions@usa.edu


Transitional Doctor of Occupational Therapy Brochure