Associate Professor Kate Barrett, OTD Program Director

Welcome from the Program Director

Welcome to the St. Catherine University Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program

I would like to personally welcome you to the St. Catherine Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program. I am deeply committed to OTD education, as I have an OTD myself. As the program director, I will get to know each student, his or her passions, goals and aspirations for the OTD program. I will then match each student with a doctoral advisor who can best help you achieve those goals.

In addition to the doctoral advisor, students will receive mentoring from experts in the student’s specialty area of practice.

We have created an OTD that is flexible to meet your needs as a working professional. Within the distance format, we will build a strong identity as a community of learners. The OTD is designed to be a launching pad for occupational therapy (OT) professionals to become leaders and change agents within the occupational therapy profession.

St. Kate's OTD program is the place to delve into specialized areas of practice in a nurturing and challenging setting.


Kate Barrett, OTD, OTR/L
Program Director