Student Experience

OT@NYU prepares you to advance your occupational therapy (OT) career without relocating or putting your work on hold. The program offers a collaborative, supportive learning environment for students seeking specialized expertise and leadership roles in the field.

Live Classes

You’ll explore evidence-based best practices during in-depth, collaborative classes in a face-to-face virtual classroom. Classes are held weekly and are taught by NYU’s diverse faculty.

Approximately 15 students per class

Taught by expert NYU Steinhardt faculty

Weekly collaboration with classmates

Each week you’ll attend live classes to discuss your course work, which is completed on your own time between sessions. Classes are kept small to foster an engaging learning environment and promote open discussion between your professors and classmates. You’ll benefit from the diverse perspectives of peers from all over the world as you work as a class, in small groups, or one on one.

Course Work That Deepens Your Expertise

Interactive assignments are designed by NYU faculty, who demonstrate techniques and strategies that help you define your OT practice.

Video lectures and case studies

Evidence-based professional portfolio

Personalized feedback from professors

Each assignment prepares you for in-depth discussion in your weekly live classes, and you can complete course work anywhere you have an Internet connection. All course work builds on practical skill application, so you can immediately apply what you learn in class directly to your work.

Social Engagement

The online campus is designed to facilitate meaningful social engagement that advances your studies and helps you build relationships with your peers. You have 24-hour access to the virtual classroom, so you can meet with classmates and professors anytime they’re available.

Familiar social networking tools

Classmates from around the world

Easy access to faculty and peers online

OT@NYU admits students from a range of personal backgrounds and professional interest areas, so you can benefit from the diverse experiences and expertise of those around you. Students and professors come together in the online classroom to discuss concepts and share clinical experiences, ensuring an engaging learning environment.

Support Network

As an OT@NYU student, you have access to the dedicated support you need to succeed in a rigorous, academically challenging doctoral program.

Technology and program support

NYU faculty’s open-door policy

A worldwide alumni network

From the moment you request information about OT@NYU, through graduation and beyond, you have access to dedicated support services. As a student, you’ll work closely with NYU faculty to shape and guide your program experience while receiving technology support, academic advising, and career services every step of the way. Learn about our full suite of support services.

Take Your Skills Even Further

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  • Send InMail to recruiters.
  • Sharpen your skills with on-demand courses.
  • Seamlessly add course work information to your LinkedIn profile.
  • Access interactive interview preparation.
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