Visit Us/Transcript Evaluation Request
The Occupational Therapy Department offers regularly scheduled tours of the James R. Mapp Building. These tours are open to current undergraduate students as well as those with a previously earned bachelor's degree who are considering applying to the program. Tours are open to students from all schools. The program also offers virtual information sessions via Zoom. We encourage you to register for a tour or information session and request a transcript evaluation at the links below. Please note that our application deadline is December 1st. Links to virtual tours of campus and the Mapp Building are also posted below.
The Occupational Therapy Department offers regularly scheduled group tours of the James R. Mapp Building. These tours are open to current undergraduate students as well as those with a previously earned bachelor's degree who are considering applying to the program. Tours are open to students from all schools. Due to the volume of requests, we are not able to offer individual tours or meetings except for applicants who have already been admitted to the OTD program.
The program also offers virtual information sessions via Zoom. It is strongly encouraged, but not required, that you attend a virtual information session and request a transcript evaluation before the in-person building tour. You may register for a tour or information session and request a transcript evaluation at the links below. Please note that our application deadline is December 1st. Links to virtual tours of campus are also posted below.
A non-refundable deposit is required of accepted applicants. This is due 10 business days from the time the offer is made. Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the program in the summer or fall leading up to the application deadline. If an applicant waits until an offer is extended to schedule a visit, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate that request before the deposit deadline.
Join us for an in-person tour of the James R. Mapp Building. All tours will begin in the 3rd floor lobby (main entrance) at Noon Eastern time. The building entrance is located on East 8th Street (use 410 East 8th Street in your GPS). Parking directions are listed below. Please note that this is primarily a tour of our building and classroom/ lab spaces. Specifics regarding admissions requirements, prerequisites, and the admissions process are addressed in the Virtual Information Session.
Tours are limited to six applicants and one guest per applicant.
Upcoming Tours (Summer tour registration will be available soon.)
Wednesday, May 10- 12:00
Wednesday, June 21- 12:00
Wednesday, July 12- 12:00
Wednesday, July 19- 12:00
Wednesday, July 26- 12:00
Wednesday, August 2- 12:00 There will be no students in the building.
Please register at least 3 days prior using the above link. This is a tour of the Mapp Building only, not the entire campus. For a full campus tour, please visit the Admissions Tours Page.
The Mapp Building tour provides an overview of the program but does not provide an opportunity for individual advisement or transcript evaluation. We are happy to answer questions, however, and strongly recommend that you participate in a virtual information session and carefully review the admissions and applications information before your tour. You may request a transcript evaluation at the link below.
Virtual Information Sessions
Zoom in to a Virtual Occupational Therapy Information Session and learn more about the UTC Occupational Therapy Doctorate graduate program, meet with the admissions coordinator, and learn more about the admission requirements. These sessions are designed for students preparing to apply to the program in the next 2-3 years, however, current high school students are welcome to attend if their schedules permit it.
Attending an information session prior to a building tour is strongly encouraged.
Click on any session below to register and reserve your spot. Summer registration links will be available soon. All sessions are Eastern time:
Individual Advisement/ Transcript Evaluation
All advisements begin with a transcript evaluation. Prospective applicants may request an advisement at the link below. You must submit unofficial PDF copies of all undergraduate transcripts from all schools attended. GRE scores are not required. Failure to submit transcripts from all schools attended will delay the evaluation process. We do not consider graduate level coursework in the admissions decision. Current UTC students do not need to submit transcripts, but should include a UTC ID.
Current High School Students
Due to the volume of requests we are unable to offer individual tours or meetings for high school students. Students are typically better served by meeting with an undergraduate advisor or by contacting the UTC pre-health advisor. Current high school students should visit this link for information on tours designed specifically for their needs.
Parking and Directions
Non-UTC guests should park in the Visitor Parking Garage on Mocs Alumni Drive (formerly East 5th Street). The Mapp Building is located at the corner of East 8th and Houston Streets. The building entrance is on East 8th Street.
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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://www.aota.org/Education-Careers/Accreditation.aspx.
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.