Apply to BHS-OTD Program
Occupational Therapy Combined

Admission Application Deadline

Applications to the BHS program are due February 1st. The supplemental application (below) to the Combined Program (BHS-OTD) is due May 15th.  The Combined Program has a Fall semester start.

Combined Program Admission via OTCAS

The UF Occupational Therapy Combined Program (BHS-OTD) uses the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS).  Help using OTCAS can be found on their Applicant Help Center.

OTCAS Contact Info

Phone: 617-612-2860

Where to Send Your Application

OTCAS must receive the application, references, and transcripts by the application deadline. Once your application is complete, OTCAS will verify your documents before releasing them to the University of Florida. Please note that UF cannot access unverified applications. Applicants should confirm their status as verified with OTCAS.


All official transcripts should be sent directly to OTCAS:

OTCAS Transcript Processing Center
PO Box 9120

Watertown, MA 02471


The department will access your recommendations through OTCAS. Applicants must submit three (3) recommendations. One (1) of the recommendations must be from a professional level OT who is currently practicing. The other two (2) should be from professionals, such as a present or former faculty member, academic advisor, or employer. Names and addresses must be provided to the appropriate section of the OTCAS application.

Personal Statement

Applicants must submit a personal statement that addresses why they selected OT as a career and how an Occupational Therapy degree relates to their immediate and long-term professional goals. They must describe how their personal, educational, and professional background will help achieve their goals. The department will access your personal statement through OTCAS. The personal statement is an important part of your application for admission and provides you with an opportunity to clearly and effectively express your ideas.

Observation Hours

All applicants are required to complete a total of 30 hours of observational hours in at least two (2) diverse OT settings. Diverse settings are settings that service clientele are significantly different; inpatient, outpatient, long term care, school-based, elders, pediatrics, orthopedics, rehabilitation, etc. Upload documentation verifying your observation hours (ex: signed letter from a supervisor, signed form or log from an observation site or required by another program).