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Belmont University's Doctorate of Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy


It is your career!

Why not start it with the highest level of education you can get as an occupational therapist: 

A Doctoral Degree in
    Occupational Therapy from
                       Belmont University

Belmont's School of Occupational Therapy was the very first entry-level doctoral program accredited by the American Occupational Therapist Association, Inc. (ACOTE), the accrediting body which sets the profession's education standards.

At Belmont, you'll find a challenging academic environment designed to prepare you for leadership in the field of occupational therapy.  You will get hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art laboratories and simulation facilities, as well as top-notch placement opportunities in Nashville and sites around the world. See what our current students have to say. . . .

"I chose Belmont for its belief that hands-on experience is invaluable to learning. By the time I graduate, I will have spent more hours in field experience than in the classroom with the support and encouragement of my professors and supervisors. This program is designed to allow me to explore and pursue my interests in this field."
                                                                                       Sara Best, Class of 2011

"The Belmont Occupational Therapy facilities are amazing! The realistic, up-to-date settings make it easy to take new skills out into the real world during field work. In fact, everything about our program feels like we're on the cutting edge in our field. I'm only a student, but I already feel like an active member of the local, state and national OT communities."
                                                                                      Reagan Bergstresser-Simpson, Class of 2011

OTD Lab     OTD Lab

Occupational therapy is one of the fastest growing occupations today and students from across the United States are finding their way to Belmont to gain the best preparation they can get for a career in this expanding field.

Being part of the Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences and Nursing, occupational therapy students benefit from interprofessional opportunities alongside future nurses, physical therapists, pharmacists and social workers.

At Belmont, you'll enjoy a great location in Nashville, Tenn. Nashville is at the center of the healthcare industry in the U.S. serving more than 300 national healthcare companies.

Learn more about our doctoral program here!

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