Visit us- all visits are cancelled indefinitely
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. To register, please select a date below.
Dates & Times
All visits are cancelled indefinitely.
- Session 1 Wednesday, July 1st CANCELLED- please check back for more information on fall 2020 and spring 2021.
- Session 2 Wednesday, July 15th CANCELLED- please check back for more information on fall 2020 and spring 2021.
(Please note that we do not offer tours during final exams, breaks, or during December.)
All tours will begin in the 3rd floor lobby (main entrance) of the Mapp Building at 12 o'clock Eastern Time. The building entrance is on East 8th Street (Use 410 E. 8th Street in your GPS). Parking directions are listed below.
Please RSVP at least two days prior using the above link. UTC students should include their UTC ID.
This is a tour only of the building, not the entire campus. For a full campus tour, please visit the Admissions Tours Page.
Current high school students should visit this link for information on tours designed specifically for their needs.
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 carefully review the admissions and application information before your tour.
(If these dates are not feasible, students may also join a DPT building tour.)
Parking & Directions
Non-UTC guests should park in the Visitor Parking Garage on 5th Street. (Use 601 E. 5th Street in your GPS.) The Mapp Building is located at the corner of East 8th and Houston Streets. The building entrance is on East 8th Street. (Use 410 E. 8th Street in your GPS.)
All advisements begin with a transcript evaluation. Prospective applicants may request an advisement at the link below. Please submit unofficial copies of all undergraduate transcripts and all unofficial GRE scores as directed in the link. 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.
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).
Effective December 16, 2019, the AOTA office address will be: 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929 (previously 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814).
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.