The Occupational Therapy Department will offer a three-year entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctorate (O.T.D.) degree beginning August 2019.
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).
The national entry-level certification examination for occupational therapists is administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.
Once accreditation has been granted, graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination for the Occupational Therapists, administered by NBCOT. 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.