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Dates & Times

Summer 2019

  • Wednesday, May 8th
  • Wednesday, June 19th
  • Wednesday, June 26th
  • Friday, August 9th

(Please note that there are no students on campus August 9th.)


Fall 2019

  • Friday, August 23rd
  • Friday, September 27th
  • Friday, October 25th 


Spring 2020

  • Friday, January 10th
  • Friday, February 7th
  • Friday, February 28th
  • Friday, May 8th


(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 TimeThe building entrance is on East 8th Street (Use 410 E. 8th Street in your GPS). Parking directions are listed below.

Please RSVP by two days prior to Rebecca Littleton. UTC students should include their UTC ID.

This is a tour only of the building, not the entire campus. Current high school students should visit this link for information on tours designed specifically for their needs. The Occupational Therapy Department offers regularly scheduled tours of the Mapp Building during the fall and spring semesters. 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. Tours provide an overview of the program but do 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.)

Individual Advisement/ Transcript Evaluation

Prospective applicants requesting individual advisement should contact Rebecca Littleton to arrange an evaluation via e-mail Please submit unofficial copies of all undergraduate transcripts and unofficial GRE scores via email for evaluation. UTC students do not need to email transcripts, but should include a UTC ID. Please indicate your interest in the OTD program.


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).

AOTA phone lines will be down for maintenance from Friday, December 13 at 4 p.m. until the morning of Monday, December 16. Email for assistance during this time as an alternative.

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.