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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the UF OTD program accredited?

The entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program has applied for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is…

What course can I take to meet the oral communications prerequisite requirement?

Please see the note on our Required Prerequisites page.  There are several suggestions for appropriate courses.  The intent of this course requirement is that the student will give multiple individual oral presentations in the class with feedback on their performance.  Good communication skills are critical to functioning effectively as…

Do I have to complete all of the admission requirements at the time I apply?

All prerequisite courses must be completed by the time you enroll in the program. However, the Admission Committee must have enough information about your performance in these courses to predict your ability to succeed in the program. If you can, leave the medical terminology and oral communication classes until after…

What housing options are available for students?

UF Graduate and Family Housing Website: http://www.housing.ufl.edu/gfh/choices/ The Department of Housing and Residence Education features five different apartment complexes known as villages that are available to all Graduate and Professional Students and certain other academic classifications of students depending on a student’s family composition. We take…

What is the job outlook for graduates from the OTD program?

Occupational Therapy was listed in U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 10 Best Careers. The job outlook was listed as excellent. For more information see the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The bureau projects a 27% growth in the profession from 2014…