St. Ambrose University OTD Program

As a Loras student, you have the opportunity to gain early admission and shortened pathways into the St. Ambrose University OTD program.

Loras College students have early admission and shortened pathways into the accredited St. Ambrose University Doctor of Occupational Therapy program. Occupational therapy education began at St. Ambrose in 1989 and offers the first accredited, entry-level doctoral program in Iowa.

  • Dual degrees earned: Loras College BS/BA, St. Ambrose University OTD
  • Students can gain conditional admission to the St. Ambrose University OTD program as a high school student or a first-year Loras student
  • Students accepted into the program can complete both degrees in six years through a 3+3 agreement. A 4+3 option is available also.

The St. Ambrose University Doctor of Occupational Therapy program uses an innovative hybrid delivery model. This very interactive program includes two years of online and on-campus courses.

Learn More

Student tuition and fees for the doctor of occupational therapy program are determined by St. Ambrose University. Visit the St. Ambrose University website for more information about tuition, associated fees, and financial aid.

Visit St Ambrose OTD for more information on the program, the curriculum, and the admissions requirements.


The entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program at St. Ambrose University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

Student Outcomes

St. Ambrose University doctor of occupational therapy students have excellent NBCOT certification exam pass rates. Visit the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy NBCOT website for student exam outcomes.