- OTD in Occupational Therapy **Coming in Fall 2022**
Application Fee - $65
Tests Required - GRE requirement waived for Fall 2022 and Fall 2023, will be required for Fall 2024. See admission criteria.
Deadlines - Applications are now open. The program must be granted candidacy status prior to admitting students to the program. A decision on candidacy status by ACOTE is anticipated in April 2022.
The entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program, offered through the School of Health Sciences within the College of Health and Human Sciences, has been granted candidacy status for accreditation 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-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org.
Consistent with ACOTE policy, the OTD program must have a pre-accreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted accreditation for students to be eligible to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, (NBCOT) Certification Examination. After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.
Departmental Contact Information:
School of Health Sciences
1365 Douglas Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
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