Occupational Therapy

The Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD)

Welcome to the Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program. We want to partner with those who desire to grow professionally, personally, and spiritually during their healing ministry journey.

I welcome any questions, comments, or concerns. Please email our program at OTD@kc.edu.

Dr. Terrance Anderson, Founding OTD Program Director

Our OTD Mission Statement

The Occupational Therapy Doctoral program at Kettering College is committed to excellence in the education of self-reflecting, trustworthy, innovative, caring, competent, collaborative, culturally aware, and culturally sensitive entry-level occupational therapists to serve the community in southern Ohio.


Important Announcements

Upcoming Information Sessions

Join us for any of the upcoming informational sessions about the OTD program. The sessions will be held at Kettering College Ollie Davis Medical Arts Center located at 68 Darst Road, Beavercreek Ohio, 45440. Please reserve your attendance by emailing us at otd@kc.edu.

Information Session Dates

Monday, July 10, 2017, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm




Certification Pass Rates for Graduates

Graduates of Occupational Therapy programs are eligible to take the Occupational Therapy Certification through the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).  Successful pass rates for test takers is available at  HTTPS://SECURE.NBCOT.ORG/DATA/SCHOOLSTATS.ASPX

Student Outcomes

Class Graduation DateNumber AdmittedNumber Graduated(%) NBCOT Pass Rate
within 12 months after graduation

OTD Accreditation

The entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program has been granted preaccreditation status 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 ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY EDUCATION ACCREDITATION MANUAL VI.E. Revised December 2015 Section VI – Page 17 Web address is www.acoteonline.org.

The program must 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. A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s eligibility to sit for the NBCOT certification exam or to obtain state licensure.

If you have questions about the OTD degree, email us at otd@kc.edu.










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