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Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD)

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The entry-level doctoral program is a full-time, day program for those who have completed a bachelor’s degree at a regionally accredited college or university in any major. It is designed for those who wish to enter the field of occupational therapy at the highest level of preparation.

Belmont was one of the first accredited OTD programs by the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) and is one of the most established clinical doctorate programs in occupational therapy offered in the United States.

The doctoral degree program is different from the master's level program in several important ways. OTD students develop leadership skills beyond those of an entry-level generalist through the creation and implementation of an in-depth Capstone Experience.


The Occupational Therapy Doctoral degree program at Belmont University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE); 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929; 301-652-2682;  Program performance data on the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) National Certification Exam for all schools is available on the NBCOT website. Cost of attendance is included on the Admissions page.