The School of Occupational Therapy annually admits a class of 32 students to the professional entry level Doctorate (OTD), who begin study in August each year.
Before you begin the application process, please review the Minimum Application Requirements page to be sure you meet the minimum qualifications to be considered for admission to the OTD program.
Please check the Important Admission Dates page for the early admission deadline, regular admission deadline, and other dates that will help you as you apply for admission.
The School of Occupational Therapy receives applications for doctoral program admission and most applicant credentials exclusively through the Occupational Therapy College Application Service (OTCAS), provided by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Application instructions can be found on the Belmont University school page by clicking the "Participating Programs" link at www.otcas.org.
Eligible candidates will be invited for an interview with a faculty member. Opportunities for individual interviews are offered during scheduled dates.
Required After Acceptance
If you are accepted into the OTD program, you will be required to be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR for infant, child and adult) and first aid training. You will also be required to submit results of a criminal background check. Background check information will be mailed to you in the summer preceding your first semester.
We encourage you to first check our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you need additional assistance, our admissions assistant, Lucy Davidson, will be happy to answer questions you may have. You can contact her by using the links below.