SUNY's first Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) programs at Binghamton!
- OTD Post-Professional program (online)
- Entry-Level OTD Professional program (on campus)
OTD Post-professional program
The Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program is for practicing, licensed occupational therapists who have a master's degree and want to earn a clinical doctorate. This program is online.
OTD Entry-Level program
The Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Entry-Level Professional program is for applicants with a bachelor’s degree in another field who wish to become occupational therapists at the clinical doctorate level. This program is on campus.
About Accreditation and Licensure
Binghamton University's Entry-Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Professional program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Blvd., Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD, 20852-4929; telephone 301-652-AOTA.
The program must be 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. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.