The Department of Occupational Therapy 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 and 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.
This is a tour of the building only, not the entire campus. Current high school students should visit this link for information on tours designed specifically for their needs.
Dates & Times
Please check this section regularly for potential changes or updates. Tours are currently planned for the following dates:
- Friday, September 8th
- Friday, October 13th
- Friday, November 10th
(If these dates are not feasible, students may also join a DPT building tour.)
All tours will begin in the 3rd floor lobby (main entrance) of the Mapp Building at noon 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 by two days prior to Rebecca Littleton. UTC students should include their UTC ID.
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
Individuals requesting individual advisement should contact Rebecca Littleton to schedule an advising appointment. UTC students should include a UTC ID. Non UTC students should submit unofficial copies of all undergraduate transcripts via email for evaluation prior to scheduling an advisement appointment. Individual advisement is not available on tour dates.
The entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program at UTC 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 www.acoteonline.org.
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.
Per the policies of the Graduate School, all credits applied toward the occupational therapy doctorate degree must be earned within a ten-year period.