A key component of our educational program is the opportunity to learn and grow under the guidance of a mentor.
Each student in the Program is matched to a mentor for academic advising and professional development; OTD students also complete the OTD Mentored Scholarship course series under the direction of their mentor. MSOT students who intend to pursue a PhD may enroll in the elective MSOT to PhD Mentored Scholarship course series to prepare for entry into a PhD program.
The OTD Mentored Scholarship sequence of courses begins in the summer semester of the first year in the Program. The three-course sequence is a self-directed learning experience in which students complete a scholarly project under the mentor’s guidance.
Please click on the links below to learn more about our mentors and the scholarly experiences they offer.
Current, future and accepted applicants are encouraged to visit us in person or virtually. We also welcome people who are exploring career options and considering occupational therapy. Faculty member Dr. Kathy Kniepmann, opens our virtual visit sessions with an informal presentation and discussion, followed by a chat with a current student. In person visit sessions are by request only; please contact Dr. Kniepmann to schedule.
Upcoming virtual visit sessions*:
Wed., March 8 at 7:00 p.m. CST
Tues., March 21 at 7:00 p.m. CST
*At least two to three visit sessions are scheduled every month. All times are Central Standard Time (CST). Click here for more info.