An Overview of NUMSS Admissions to the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program

Why Enroll in the OTD program?

Designed for practicing occupational therapists, the OTD program integrates occupational therapy art and science, as well as professional and experiential education. It provides an OT with the necessary knowledge base to become a doctor of occupational therapy. Core courses within this OT doctoral program include differential diagnosis, diagnostic imaging, pharmacology, nutrition, and manual medicine.

Why Choose to Study OTD at NUMSS(Spain)?

Because National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) offers the most affordable, 100% online on-demand OTD program in the world. This program is ideal for the working occupational therapists as they will have the flexibility to study at the time they wish without leaving home. As there is no need to attend a classroom, they can watch the lectures at the comfort of home.  NUMSS ODT program tuition is kept low to make the program affordable to all students.

OTD Admission Prerequisites

This program is available only to occupational therapists. The prerequisite to enter the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program is having at a minimum a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in occupational therapy.  The OTD program can be taken as a dual degree program with a number of other programs such as the MBA in health care & the Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) program.

Curriculum for the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program (1 year Full Time, 1280 hours total, 640 hours per semester)

1st year (1st semester)1st year (2nd semester)
DS 202   Diagnosis and SymptomologyOC 301 Clinical Management in Occupational Therapy I
LD 202 Clinical Laboratory DiagnosisOC 302 Clinical Management in Occupational Therapy II
CN 102  Clinical NutritionOC 303 Clinical Management in Occupational Therapy III
PA 302  Physical AssessmentOS 102 Manual Therapy Skills
CP 301  Clinical PharmacologyRX 402 Diagnostic Ultrasound
PA 201 PathologyND 202 Neurodiagnosis
PL 101 Optional Class: Practical Lab (Techniques review, 1 week full time, in Spain, USA or Panama)RX 401  Principles of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging
TH 402   Research Project and Thesis
PL 102 Optional Class: Practical Lab (Techniques review, 1 week full time, in Spain, USA or Panama)