O.T.D Program Coming Soon
Colorado State University has developed an entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy program that will replace the current entry-level M.S. and M.O.T. programs.
- We will enter our last M.S. and M.O.T. students Fall 2021
- We anticipate entering our first O.T.D. class May 2022, for a May 2025 graduation
- The application process for the entry-level O.T.D. program will open Fall 2021
Our Accrediting Process
Following a rigorous process, the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education accredits all U.S.-based University programs. The accreditation process includes three steps:
- Gaining Candidacy Status
- Completing a pre-accreditation review
- Engaging in an on-site evaluation
CSU consistently ranks in the top 10 occupational therapy programs in the U.S. Using a carefully considered process, our faculty developed a strong O.T.D. program of study approved at many University levels. This process laid the foundation for accreditation.
ACOTE® accreditation is required before graduates are eligible to sit for the exam administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. CSU anticipates completing the accreditation process six months before any students have completed the university’s requirements to take the exam. After successful completion of the NBCOT exam, a graduate will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered.
In addition to national registration, all states require occupational therapists to be licensed. State licensure is usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Each state sets its own licensure fee. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.