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Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program to Host Virtual Open House Today

The Department of Occupational Therapy in Duquesne's Rangos School of Health Sciences will host a virtual open house at 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 18, to promote the online occupational therapy doctorate program that begins this May.

The 32-credit curriculum, which can be completed in two years, is designed to help occupational therapists take their career to the next level. The program is offered in a flexible, online format and is tailored to working professionals.

"We've created a unique occupational therapy doctorate program at Duquesne," said Associate Professor Dr. Jaime Muñoz, program director and chair of occupational therapy.  "Students create real-world products that can be utilized immediately to support their own professional development goals in the clinic, classroom and community."

The virtual event will feature an overview and discussion of the following:

  • Curriculum and courses
  • Online format
  • Admissions process
  • Online student resources
  • Occupational therapy and multidisciplinary faculty
  • On-campus orientation
  • Practice-scholar capstone project, which is the culminating product of the student's doctoral studies.

Registration is now open. For more information, visit www.duq.edu/otd or contact Chris Hilf at hilfc@duq.edu or 412.396.5653.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.