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The Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Entry-Level Degree is designed to provide entry-level occupational therapy education for individuals who (after completion of the program, fieldwork and doctoral experiential [Pre-doctoral Residency]) with intent to be eligible to sit for certification as an occupational therapist by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).  This program is anticipated to begin in May 2018.

Length of program:  36 months (102 graduate credit hours) of professional course work and fieldwork presented in a full-time day format, starting in May each year. Coursework is primarily face to face format at IUPUI campus. Some courses are hybrid design and one course is completed online.

Curriculum for the students in this program is still be developed.  Updated information will be posted on the Occupational Therapy website.

The Indiana University Doctor of Occupational Therapy Entry-Level Degree Program is in the process of applying for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at

4720 Montgomery Lane                                Phone: (301) 652-AOTA

Suite 200                                                  Web: www.acoteonline.org

Bethesda, MD 20814-3449

The program must be granted Candidacy Status, have a pre-accreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates 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.

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)

12 South Summit Avenue

Suite 100

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Phone: (301) 990-7979

Web: http://www.nbcot.org/

E-mail: info@nbcot.org

Technology and required competencies:

Courses will utilize the Canvas Learning Management System for posting course information (syllabi, schedules, course materials, online discussions, assignments, quizzes, videoconferencing, etc.). Once officially enrolled at IUPUI, students will have access to resources (software, training, etc.) and support from University Information Technology Services (UITS) https://uits.iu.edu . User information for Canvas can be found at: http://guides.instructure.com.

It is essential for students admitted to the program to have proper technology equipment and software in addition to the skills and knowledge to successfully participate in all aspects of coursework. Computing requirements include:

• Personal laptop computer with webcam and microphone (see IU Computing Guide website: https://kb.iu.edu/d/antk for recommendations).

• Printer (options: printing stations are available on campus including Coleman Hall)

• Software: High speed internet access from home (dial-up or DSL will be insufficient)

• Web browser with Flash, Shockwave and Java plugins

Proficiency in use of:

• University email communication system – students are expected to check their University email accounts during weekdays when enrolled in coursework, fieldwork and Pre-Doctoral Residency

• Internet and Library Databases searching including, but not limited to: PubMed, OVID, CINAHL, ERIC

• Microsoft office applications including Word, Excel, EndNote, PowerPoint and in addition, Google docs, Box (any additional software requirements specified within course syllabi)