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Doctor of Occupational Therapy (Entry-Level) · OTD

Hybrid (Primarily Online) | 8 semesters

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (Entry‑Level)

Learn how the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (Entry-Level) can jump-start your career.

Program Highlights

Limited-Residency Hybrid Learning Model

Our occupational therapy students can earn their degrees and enter a new career without relocating. Complete most of your training from home, with a combination of asynchronous and synchronous online education. Then receive onsite, hands-on training on campus for two separate weeks during the hybrid semesters (6th and 14th weeks), to develop your skills and professional relationships.


When you are on campus, you’ll experience advanced technology laboratories for occupational therapy education and practice. Our technology laboratory includes the Bioness BITS 2.0, STISIM M4000 Driving Simulator, 3D printers, telehealth stations, and more! The independent living laboratory employs environmental management controls and access for maximum assistance and independence.

Diverse, Nationwide Faculty

The OTD program employs nationally recognized and diverse faculty to provide the students with the most up-to-date education and clinical training possible.

Innovative Professional Collaborations

As a University specializing in Health Professions, RMU offers unique opportunities for interprofessional collaboration. We work with the on-campus interprofessional clinics and labs to prepare students to help clients increase their independence and live life to its fullest!

Program Accreditation

Accreditation: The entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy program at Rocky Mountain University has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 510E Bethesda, MD  20814. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is

The program must 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.

Extended Applications

OTCAS cycle for 2024 is closed. We are still accepting applications for OTD for Fall 2024. Please contact admissions for details.