The Occupational Therapy Department offers a three-year entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctorate (O.T.D.) degree.
UND has two campuses offering the entry level Occupational Therapy Doctorate: the main campus in Grand Forks, N.D., and the satellite campus in Casper, Wyo.
The Occupational Therapy Program has been granted Candidacy Status through the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). For information regarding accreditation, contact the ACOTE at (301) 652-2682, or ACOTE, c/o Accreditation Department, 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. the website is www.acoteonline.org. All basic professional programs must comply with the Standards for an Accredited Educational Program for the Occupational Therapist, 2011.
Once accreditation has been granted, 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, Inc. (NBCOT, One Bank Street, Suite 300, Gaithersburg, MD 20878; phone 301-990-7979). .
After successful completion of this exam, the graduate will be an occupational therapist,
registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure to practice; however,
state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.
A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT Certification
Examination or attain state licensure.
Following graduation of the first OTD class, outcomes of program graduates and graduation rates will be reported here. State licenses may be based on the results of the NBCOT certification examination. Following accreditation being granted and graduation of the first OTD class, the program pass rates will be found on the NBCOT School Performance website.
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