Continuing Education








The post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) tracks at Spalding University will prepare you to advance as a leader in the field of occupational therapy or as a highly-skilled practitioner in upper extremity therapy.

Both 30-credit-hour tracks are designed for licensed occupational therapy practitioners who want to progress to the doctoral level. 

We accept applications to the post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy program on a rolling basis. If you are admitted to the post-professional program's General track, you will be eligible to begin classes at the start of the next OTD trimester.

Please email [email protected] with questions about the admission process or call Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy (502) 588-7196.


Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Website:

Post-Professional OTD Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Track:


If you are a licensed occupational therapist looking for a path to add leadership and value to your role, consider a specialty certificate in upper extremity rehabilitation.


Upper Extremity Certificate Program:


Upcoming KOTA Webinar presentations to celebrate Occupational Therapy Month






Carol Rushing Carr and Camille Skubik-Peplaski

April 14

6:30CST, 7:30EST

Pediatric, Preparing the Hand for Occupation

KOTA Free webinar- zoom link- all OT practitioners

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Candace Alvey

April 21

6:30CST, 7:30EST

Oral Hygiene for Health, Wellness, and Disease Prevention

KOTA Research Seminar- KOTA members- zoom

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Greg Pitts

April 28

6:30CST, 7:30EST

The OT’s Role in Maximizing Occupational Performance Utilizing Neuroplasticity Treatment Approaches

KOTA Free webinar- zoom link- all OT practitioners



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Link to 4/28 presentation to Greg Pitts presentation-

Time: Apr 28, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 


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Casey Humphrey and Cassie Ginn

May 12

6:30CST, 7:30EST

TBA, topic Brain Injury

KOTA Free webinar- zoom link- all OT practitioners

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Shirley Peganoff-O’Brien and Susan Skees Hermes

May 26

6:30CST, 7:30EST

Occupational Therapy Practitioner’s as Recovery Responders

KOTA Free webinar- zoom link- all OT practitioners

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Greg Pitts

Thursday 8-9:30am through April

Hand Therapy Educational Series- topic varies weekly

KOTA members- zoom link

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This is a schedule for one month of Zoom meetings on hand therapy from Commonwealth hand, opened to KOTA members, Eastern Kentucky University and Spalding University students


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ProQuest is a Valuable Resource Included with Your Certification!


Did you know that you have unlimited access to evidence-based articles through ProQuest in your MyNBCOT account as an added benefit of maintaining your certification?

You have the ability to search over 3,100 scholarly articles, over 400 trade journals, and 350 other publication types in the fields of science, medicine, and technology.

Did you also know you can accrue units for reading a practice-related professional journal article or textbook?

Well, you can! For every 2 articles/chapters you read you will earn 1 PDU. Use the Guidelines/Form for Journal/Textbook Readings to maintain verification documentation.



Looking for more free or low-cost ways to earn units? Review the NBCOT Certification Renewal Activities Chart.


Jun. 20, 2019


Providing the most effective occupational therapy within the current climate is challenging and rewarding.

KOTA would like to provide resources and support to its members. 

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Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association
P.O. Box 5531 . Louisville, KY 40255 . (502) 873-5333 . Email: [email protected]