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Occupational Therapy Program Director

Susan McDonald, EdD, OTR/L

Program Director: 423-425-5759


Rebecca McKnight Littleton, MPA
Admissions/Program Coordinator
(423) 425-1786 (please specify OTD admissions)

Program Information:

Occupational Therapy Department
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
615 McCallie Avenue, Dept. 3103
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403


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), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is
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.