The University of Kansas now offers the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree as its entry-level program for students seeking a successful career in occupational therapy. Designed to provide students with skills necessary to work as an occupational therapist in a range of health care, educational and community-based settings, this degree program is a three-year, full-time, on-site commitment. Lectures and labs are held on the KU Medical Center campus in Kansas City, Kansas.
Upon completion of didactic course work, students participate in fieldwork and doctoral experiences at sites throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area, the state of Kansas, and across the country.
The entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy program has been granted candidacy and is in phase two of pre-accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449; (301) 652-6611. For more information, visit the ACOTE website at www.acoteonline.org.
Upon completion of the KU occupational therapy program, including all course work, fieldwork, and doctoral degree requirements, students are eligible to take the national occupational therapy certification examination administered by the National Board of Certification for Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After passing this exam, graduates apply for licensure in the state(s) in which they live and work.
Entry-Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program
Application window: Application materials are accepted Aug. 1–Dec. 1 for the class entering the program the following summer. All application materials must be received by December 1 for an application to be complete and qualified for review.
Prospective Students: Visit the KU Medical Center campus and see all that KU has to offer students in the occupational therapy doctoral degree program.