Occupational Therapy Schools in Alaska


Creighton University at the University of Alaska Anchorage

Occupational Therapy Program
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508

Program Director: Mu, Keli Ph.D. OTR/L
Status: Accreditation
Completion: Doctoral
ACOTE: Yes
AOTA: Yes
Avg. Class Size: 50+
Phone:(800) 325-2830
Fax:  (402) 280-5692
Email: kelimu@creighton.edu
Website: http://spahp2.creighton.edu/offices/occupationaltherapy/Entry%20Level%20Distance%20OTD%20Program%20-%20Alaska.aspx
Requirements: Completed admissions form; applicant statement; resume; Notarized photocopy of current NBCOT certification or NBCOT Confirmation of Examination Application Eligibility Notice; 3 letters of recommendation; telephone interview; official transcripts from all other institutions

Founded in Omaha NE, Creighton University is a Jesuit university with a strong Catholic heritage. When Creighton University first opened its doors on September 2, 1878 it began with 120 students and 7 teachers. Today, there are over 7,700 students and over 50 faculty members proving education and ministry. This university has also been accepting women since 1892, making it one of the oldest universities to offer education to both women and men. However, women were not permitted to enroll in Arts and Science classes until 1951.

In 2008, Creighton University partnered with the University of Alaska-Anchorage (UAA) to provide students an entry-level occupational therapy doctorate degree utilizing a unique, hybrid program of distance learning and campus-based laboratories. Dr. Cheryl Easley, Dean of UAA’s College of Health and Social Welfare decided to expand Creighton to Alaska after realizing there was a shortage in medical professionals throughout the state.