Convenient Options for Practicing OTs
The University of Indianapolis, School of Occupational Therapy offers the Master of Health Science and Doctor of Health Science degrees. These advanced programs serve occupational therapists who wish to improve their clinical, teaching, administrative, and research skills while still practicing. The MHS and DHS degrees offer a strong clinical focus with some requirements in research and administration.
A variety of learning formats are available within the postprofessional program. Weekend courses offer a combination of independent study and intensive classroom interaction with faculty and students. Most courses require only one three-day weekend on campus at the University of Indianapolis with pre-course and post-coursework completed Online, making it convenient for clinicians located throughout the country to attend classes. Many weekend courses include clinically-based labs during the course. Some courses meet for two days, and some are offered fully Online. Online courses establish a community with students working from their homes. Independent studies and practica are designed to enhance degree plans and to incorporate additional resources.
Choose a Postprofessional Program:
Doctor of Health Science (DHS)
Bridge: MOT to DHS
Master of Health Science (MHS)
Academic Quality and Faculty Expertise
In addition to the full-time faculty, nationally recognized experts serve as adjunct faculty, making available to students the latest research, theories, and clinical techniques. The postprofessional program derives its strong academic reputation from this diverse faculty, which in addition to its cadre of occupational therapists and renowned experts, includes a physical anthropologist, a physiologist, and a psychologist. The occupational therapy faculty represent the major areas of specialized practice, including administration, geriatrics, pediatrics, orthopedics, work programs, mental health, and neurorehabilitation.
Advising and Personal Attention
Students receive personal attention and may request an advising appointment with the Director of Advanced Studies or another assigned advisor, if needed. Issues requiring advising include, but are not limited to: selecting a major and minor, approving transfer credits, approving electives, planning a program of study, conducting a graduation audit, or approving the taking of any courses from other departments, e.g., Physical Therapy. It is recommended that the initial advising appointment be scheduled on the Friday of the student's first class. Postprofessional OT students may also register for postprofessional courses in physical therapy and gerontology.