Post-professional vs. Entry-Level OTD

What does an entry-level OTD program mean?

An entry-level OTD (Doctor of Occupational Therapy) program is designed for someone who is looking to enter the field of occupational therapy and complete all the components necessary to qualify to take the national registry exam to become an occupational therapist, the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam.

What does a post-professional OTD program mean?

A post-professional OTD (Doctor of Occupational Therapy) program is designed for someone who already has a degree in occupational therapy and now wants to earn a clinical doctorate in the discipline.

How do I know which program is right for me?

If you are a practicing occupational therapist with a master’s degree, Bingnamton's Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy program was created for you. This is a 100% online program.

Explore the ONLINE Post-Professional OTD programIf you hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline and want to become an occupational therapist, you're looking for a Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Entry-Level Professional program. 

The Entry-Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) professional program is under review for Candidacy status with the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education/ACOTE. The first cohort will be admitted in fall 2023. The application is now live under Developing Programs on the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS) website. Applicants must create an OTCAS account and add Binghamton's entry-level OTD program to their program materials section. 

Want more info?

Review the American Occupational Therapy Association How to become an occupational therapy practitioner website.