Here are some links that may be of use to you as you matriculate through the program.


Other Expenses: (costs vary depending on the provider)

  • CPR / First Aid (annual)

  • Health Exam (annual)

  • Vaccination Review (annual)

  • TB Test (annual)

  • Personal Health Insurance (continuous throughout the program)

  • Background Check (may be required multiple times due to individual fieldwork requirements)

  • Professional Liability Insurance


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.