Inside Look

EKU Among Top Online Colleges for Occupational Therapy Degrees

The SR Education Group released its list of “Top Online Colleges” for 2017 and ranked the EKU Online OTD program #3 in the “Best Value Occupational Therapy” category.

EKU Announces Fully Online Bachelor’s to OTD Degree for Occupational Therapists

A doctorate in occupational therapy will be possible for more licensed OTs when Eastern Kentucky University launches a 100 percent online bachelor’s-to-OTD degree path in Fall 2016. Occupational therapists will be able to complete the program in about 3 years, earning their master’s degree along the way.

Can I Achieve My Professional Goals with an Online OTD Program?

Two questions we hear frequently are:

Can I work on my professional goals while I am in the EKU OTD program?

Is the coursework really personalized for me?

The short answer is, "yes!

Living the OT Way

Dr. Leslie Hardman identifies as an OT and sees teaching as an extension of that role.

“I worked with clients for 30 years before getting my OTD,” explained Hardman, who is currently an assistant professor at EKU.

EKU Among Best Online Doctorates in Occupational Therapy

The EKU Online Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) placed second nationwide in the 2016 “Students Before Profits” award rankings by Nonprofit Colleges Online.

According to the organization’s news release, the rankings recognize universities that prioritize providing students with quality educational opportunities over their bottom lines.

OTD Capstone Presentation: Angela Messer Goorman

Angela Messer Goorman, MS, OTR/L of Tucson gave her EKU Online OTD capstone presentation on December 4, 2015. Her research is titled "The Relationship of Sleep Quality and Hand Function in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome." Her presentation was delivered remotely from Arizona. Congratulations to Dr. Goorman! 

EKU OT Research Day 2015

The Eastern Kentucky University Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy held its