Resources for UTC Undergraduate Students in Occupational Therapy
OTD 2023 Graduation II
To request advisement/transcript evaluation for UTC Occupational Therapy program please complete the transcript evaluation request form and contact the program coordinator, Rebecca Littleton (be sure to specify your interest in the OTD program).
Pre-Health Advising Page - advising information for all health profession programs, schools, & careers.
Pre-Health Instagram- utcpre_health
Pre-Health Advising YouTube Channel
OPT Club - Occupational/Physical Therapy Club for Undergraduate Students. The OPT Club is an organization that seeks to enhance students’ knowledge about rehab and exercise science promoting community service, mentoring, and shadowing.
- Instagram Page - utc_opt
UTC OTD Social Media
Facebook UTC Occupational Therapy
Instagram Student Occupational Therapy Association @sota_utc (student run account)
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
The AOTA office is located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929.
ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is https://acoteonline.org/ .
Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.
Students must complete 24 weeks of Level II fieldwork as well as an individual 14-week capstone experience within 12 months following the completion of the didactic portion of the program. The doctoral capstone experience must be started after completion of all coursework and Level II fieldwork as well as completion of preparatory activities defined in 2018 ACOTE OTD Standard D.1.3.