Resources for Undergraduate Students

To request advisement/transcript evaluation for UTC Occupational Therapy program contact: (Please specify the program of interest).

Pre-Health Advising Page - advising information for all health profession programs, schools, & careers.

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.


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.