Belmont’s Doctoral Program in Occupational Therapy (OTD) is designed for those who wish to enter the field of occupational therapy at the highest level of preparation. Candidates may apply for admission after completing a bachelor's degree. Only five universities in the United States have been accredited to offer the OTD degree, and Belmont is one of those five.
The doctoral degree program is different from the master's level program in several meaningful ways. OTD students have the opportunity to go beyond the generalist requirements of a master's level program. The additional coursework, exposure to research, clinical fieldwork and residency requirements will prepare you for leadership and provide clinical skills to advance your practice.
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The Occupational Therapy Doctoral degree program at Belmont University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE); 4720 Montgomery Lane; Suite 200; Bethesda, MD 20824-3449; 301-652-2682; www.acoteonline.org.
The School of Occupational Therapy is part of the Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences & Nursing at Belmont University.