Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program

Transform Lives, Empower Communities:

Discover the Power of Occupation at the Rocky Mountain College Doctorate of Occupational Therapy Program

Are you looking for a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD) program that will prepare you for a fulfilling career? Look no further than Rocky Mountain College (RMC) Doctorate of Occupational Therapy program! Our program is designed to give you the skills and knowledge to succeed in a variety of settings, just like the diverse landscapes of Montana itself.

Why Choose Rocky Mountain College

  • Hands-on Learning: We focus on practical experience through engaged and experiential learning activities.
  • Expert Instructors: You’ll be guided by experienced and dedicated faculty who are passionate about occupational therapy.
  • Modern Learning Space: Our state-of-the-art facility is specifically designed to help you excel in your OT studies.
  • Career Preparation: This program will equip you to become a clinician, educator, researcher, or leader in the field of occupational therapy.


The Rocky Mountain College Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number, C/O AOTA, is (301) 652-2682, and its web address is WWW.ACOTEONLINE.ORG.


NBCOT Data Results can be accessed using the following link: HTTPS://WWW.NBCOT.ORG/EDUCATORS-FOLDER/SCHOOLPERFORMANCE.
NOTE: a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Contact Us

Dr. Twylla Kirchen, PhD, OTR/L, Founding Director


Dr. Danyela Farrar, OTD, OTR/L, Faculty & Administration Support


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Occupation, Innovation, Community

Shape Lives Through Meaningful Action: Become an Occupational Therapist

Our Occupational Therapy Doctorate program goes beyond traditional healthcare because we live, teach, and practice according to our core values: Occupation, Innovation, Community


Here’s what sets us apart:


The Power of Occupation

We understand that meaningful activities have the ability to heal and improve quality of life for both individuals and entire communities.


Pioneering Innovation

We train you to be a change-maker, developing cutting-edge strategies to expand the reach of occupational therapy in Montana and across the country. Our focus is on rural areas, community health initiatives, and exciting new fields.


Community at the Core

We believe in collaboration in the classroom and in the community. Your work in the program – the classwork, the research, the projects – will center on the needs of real communities, making a tangible difference in the world.

Faculty & Staff

Dedicated and Approachable


Director of Academic Fieldwork & Assistant Professor

Director of Research & Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor and Administrative Supervisor

Founding & Program Director & Associate Professor

Capstone Coordinator & Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Adjunct Professor


Coordinator of Admissions for OTD Program

Administrative Support


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Charles Morledge Science Building

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