Entry-Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Entry-Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Elevate your potential with a Doctor of Occupational Therapy program designed to provide you with a strong foundation in critical reasoning, professionalism, and practice skills.

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Find Your Future in Occupational Therapy

The TTUHSC School of Health Professions Entry-Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) develops students with the skills necessary to improve the health of individuals and communities. The TTUHSC OTD program is among the most affordable programs within the state of Texas, offering an exceptional value for the highest quality education.


The program’s curriculum trains students to enter the field of occupational therapy as a competent, caring and collaborative health care professional.

3 Year Lock-Step Program
100 Credit Hours
  • 18 Credit Hours of Clinical Fieldwork
  • 14 Credit Hours of Doctoral Capstone Work
Classes include a combination of lectures, research and clinical experience including:
  • Human Anatomy
  • Professional Seminar Series
  • Occupational Therapy Process
  • Various Evaluation and Intervention Courses
  • Doctoral Capstone Series
What to Expect
  • Hands-On Learning Experience in Full Cadaver Anatomy Course, Community Labs and with Standardized Patients
  • Traditional Coursework
  • Accessible and Diverse Faculty
  • Interprofessional Educational Opportunities
 Credit Hours of Clinical Fieldwork


 Ranked Health Care Job

 (US News and World Report)

 Rapid Job Growth

  from 2019-2029 – U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


  • Average Salary in Texas: $87,000
  • Job Growth: 24% between 2016-2026
  • Helps patients with everything from cancer to learning problems
  • Occupational therapy continues to be an important part of treatment for people with various illnesses and disabilities, such as Alzheimer’s disease, cerebral palsy, autism or the loss of a limb.
July 21
Application Open
Nov. 15
Application Deadline
Term Program Start

Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree and Prerequisites

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Your Future is in Lubbock, TX

  • 263 Annual Days of Sunshine
  • Cost of Living $21,218 (single adult, no children) *
  • Average Commute Time 15.5 Mins
  • 240,719 Population

* (source: Livingwage.MIT.edu)

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Phone: (806) 743-3220
Office Hours: 8am-5pm, M-F
Email: health.professions@ttuhsc.edu
Address: 3601 4th Street, MS 6294, Lubbock, TX 79430

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