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Kettering College Plans for Fall 2020 Semester Due to Coronavirus

Kettering College is prepared to deliver a quality academic experience while keeping the safety of our students, staff, and faculty at the forefront as we return to campus for the fall 2020 semester.

Classes begin Monday, August 31.

  1. A blended method of instruction will be used. We will have a combination of face-to-face and online learning experiences.
  2. Clinical training will be face-to-face at clinical sites and through simulation activities on campus.
  3. Laboratory work will primarily be on campus.
  4. Lecture or didactic work will be a combination of face-to-face and online delivery.

For more details about the fall semester, visit www.kc.edu/return-to-campus.

For up-to-date information about the coronavirus and Kettering College, visit www.kc.edu/coronavirus.

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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.

Shanese L. Higgins, DHSc, MOT, OTR/L, BCMH, 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.


Virtual OTD Campus Tour

Click here to view the OTD campus


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
20182020100%
2019282897%
202028
202128
Total

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

    • Approval & Accreditation

      The entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org. Graduates of the program 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.

      Professional Licensure & Certification Disclosures for Occupational Therapy

      Kettering College’s Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program is an ACOTE®-accredited occupational therapy program and satisfies the states’ educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Students graduating from Kettering College’s OTD program are eligible to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification exam and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Some states may have additional requirements to gain initial licensure and practice. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, please refer to AOTA’s OT Qualifications and Licensure Requirement by state and Kettering College’s Professional Licensure by Program – OTD document.

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