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Welcome to the UAB Department of Occupational Therapy

The nationally ranked UAB Department of Occupational Therapy offers innovative graduate programs for students interested in becoming occupational therapists or those seeking to advance existing occupational therapy careers.

Entry-Level

Are you completing your undergraduate degree and interested in becoming an occupational therapist?

We offer:

Post-Professional

Are you an occupational therapist who wants to progress their career with advanced degrees and training?

We offer:

Interdisciplinary

Are you an occupational therapist who seeks to advance rehabilitation knowledge by participating in specialized research?

We offer:


Top 25 Program

The UAB Occupational Therapy program is 23rd in the nation as ranked by U.S. News and World Report in the most recent "Best Graduate Schools" edition.

NBCOT

Our passing percent data is calculated on the number of New Graduates who passed the NBCOT exam regardless of the number of attempts during the testing year to meet ACOTE’s reporting standard.

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ACOTE

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North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929

301-652-6611 x2042
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Accreditation Website

The UAB Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Doctoral (OTD) degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

ACOTE® is recognized as the accrediting agency for occupational therapy education by both the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). ACOTE® is also an active member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA).

ACOTE® is recognized as the accrediting agency for occupational therapy education by both the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). ACOTE® is also an active member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA).

Click here to read the full accreditation statement.

Latest News

  • UAB’s Entry-Level OTD Program earns full ACOTE accreditation, graduates inaugural class
    UAB’s Entry-Level Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy Program reached two major milestones in early December. It received full accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association, and on December 8, graduated its first class.
  • OT and PT hospital simulation delivers lessons and confidence
    The second annual UAB PT/OT Outside Hospital Simulation saw 240 students from the Doctor of Physical Therapy and Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy programs learning first-hand what it means to walk into an acute care hospital setting.
  • 2023 Blazer Forever Scholarship Recipients
    Five students have been awarded a UAB School of Health Professions Blazer Forever Scholarship. The award is given to SHP students during Homecoming Week based on an essay answer. This year, we asked students to talk about the ways classroom collaborations and/or team-based learning has made them stronger teammates.