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USA Provides a Unique Opportunity to Become Both a Physical and an Occupational Therapist
Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the curriculum in the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) and Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs, you can earn two entry-level degrees in a total of three years and four months through the Dual Degree option!
The University’s pioneering efforts in Physical and Occupational Therapy education brought distance education and its associated technologies to our degree and non-degree programs. By using distance education, we are able to bring education anytime, anywhere and to supplement all programs with the ability to review and study online. Our students, even when on clinical affiliation, continue to receive instruction from the University through our distance education platform.
We strive to offer the highest quality classroom instruction and online courses while taking pride in making the entire educational experience accessible and interactive for students. This blended learning approach allows our students to have a vast range of learning techniques at their fingertips. All online courses were developed with an in-depth understanding of the educational needs of our students, how they will best retain the information provided to them and the ease of accessibility to key university support services and staff to offer assistance along the way. Our lab classes are taught in a hands-on setting, while some portions of the course content are presented through a variety of interactive distance activities and augmented by in-class discussions. All courses utilize some online learning component.
Investing in the Dual Degree option will enable you to increase your skills and make yourself more marketable.
Why would I want to become a dually licensed practitioner? USA is the only university in the country that gives you the unique option to become both a OT and a PT. Students interested in the program must have a passion for both professions and a drive to use this extensive clinical knowledge to offer their patients a more holistic and all encompassing rehabilitative approach.
Graduates from the Dual Degree program have used their education to become leaders in the rehabilitative world by taking their in-depth understanding of both professions to create new and innovative ways to utilize their education.
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