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Doctor of Occupational Therapy | Dr. Ben Herz, Program Director

Doctor of Occupational Therapy | Dr. Ben Herz, Program Director

Dr. Ben Herz outlines the structure and benefits of the South University Doctor of Occupational Therapy program. Learn what makes South University's program different in this category.

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My name is Ben Herz, I am the program director of the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program here at South University.

The program is actually designed for those people who already have an occupational therapy degree, both bachelors and masters. What we're doing is, we're concentrating more on the constructive critical thinking aspect, making sure that they're getting advanced knowledge using evidence based practices for that. Being able to support their area of practice, and look at the specialty area that they may be in, whether it's pediatrics or all through geriatrics, or even phycology.

There are two different tracks, the baccalaureate degree, of course, has a couple of courses that are gonna be prerequisite course that they would need to take before they come into the actual program. Masters can come in right away. I was one who went and got his doctorate after getting a degree, and it really brought me back to the nature of what occupational therapy is, and how to implement various different things into that. It just made me a better therapist, I think.

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AAS or AS in Occupational Therapy Assistant and Doctor of Occupational Therapy Programs

Occupational Therapy. The South Way.

In the health care world, occupational therapists play a critical role in helping people recover from illness and injury. With an OTD degree in Occupational Therapy, you can help restore people’s lives. We welcome dedicated, compassionate caregivers who are committed to making the world a better place. That’s the South Way.

South University’s Occupational Therapy Program prepares you to be a skilled practitioner who can:

  • Help children with disabilities lead a more fulfilling life
  • Provide recovery and treatment plans and regimens for adults
  • Assist older adults with physical and cognitive changes
  • Perform patient evaluations and ongoing patient care

Learn more about occupational therapy and what it takes to earn an OTD degree in Occupational Therapy or an AS/AAS in Occupational Therapy Assistant.

http://www.southuniversity.edu/west-palm-beach/areas-of-study/occupational-therapy

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