Future Changes in OT Education
In July 2017 the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) issued the following statement regarding to professional education for the occupational therapist:
“The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) has mandated that the entry-level degree requirement for the occupational therapist will move to the doctoral level by July 1, 2027.
Only entry-level doctoral occupational therapy degree programs will be eligible to receive or maintain ACOTE accreditation status as of July 1, 2027.” (https://www.aota.org/Education-Careers/Accreditation/acote-doctoral-mandate-2027.aspx.”
Information about the Occupational Therapy Department’s fully accredited Occupational Therapy Program can be obtained at regularly scheduled Information Sessions. Dates for Information Sessions are posted on the Department’s website.