Post-Professional OTD Program Tracks
The Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (PPOTD) program is seeking applicants for both the Bachelors-to-OTD and Masters-to-OTD cohorts.
- The next Bachelors-to-OTD class will start in late August. Applications will be accepted until July 1st for the August start date.
- The next Masters-to-OTD class will start in early January. Applications will be accepted until November 1st for the January start date.
Make plans to attend a Virtual Open House on the third Wednesday of the month:
- January 18, 2023 6:00 - 7:00 pm CST
- February 15, 2023 6:00 - 7:00 pm CST
- March 15, 2023 6:00 - 7:00 pm CST
For more information about the program, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 409-772-3062.
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Upon completion of all curriculum requirements with a minimum GPA of 3.0, the designated degree of Master of Occupational Therapy is conferred. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for occupational therapists administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Successful completion of the NBCOT examination leads to certification by the NBCOT.
Graduates are encouraged to sit for the NBCOT certification exam as soon as possible to increase chances for successful attainment of certification. Application for the certification examination includes some questions that relate to felony convictions. For further information on potential limitation related to felony conviction, the applicant can contact:
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
12 South Summit Avenue, Suite 100
Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4150
View: NBCOT Examination Data
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|Year of Graduation||Students Entering/Graduating||% Graduation Rate|
|2021||No Graduates - Program Transition to OTD||-|
AOTA's Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) is recognized as the accrediting agency for occupational therapy education by both the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). ACOTE is also an active member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA). ACOTE currently accredits over 400 occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant educational programs in the United States and its territories.
The Occupational Therapy professional entry-level doctoral degree program (OTD) at the University of Texas Medical Branch has been granted full accreditation from ACOTE of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) through April 2029.
All graduates of the Occupational Therapy (OTD) program will be eligible to take the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) and to apply for licensure that is required for practice in most states.
For verification, you may contact the Council at the following address:
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
c/o Accreditation Department
6116 Executive Blvd. Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
P: 301-652-AOTA (2682)