The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is currently accepting applications for enrollment to the Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy program from the following states: AL, AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NE, NH, NJ, ND, NM, NV,OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WY.
The ppOTD program has rolling admissions and students can apply at any time. In order to apply for admissions, you will need to provide the following:
- A bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited institution in Occupational Therapy.
- Official transcripts from the degree conferring institution are required and must be submitted to the University directly from the issuing institution.
- Two recommendations from professional colleagues
- Submit an online application*
Applicants should be a licensed occupational therapist or be eligible for licensing and should be employed as an occupational therapist or have a minimum of one year’s experience as an occupational therapist. USAHS MOT graduates, that enter the ppOTD program within six months of their MOT graduation, may enter without a license, but must be licensed and employed as an OT by the beginning of the second term of the ppOTD.
*USAHS MOT graduates who, graduated within six months of starting the ppOTD program, only need to submit an online application.
Transfer of Credit
USAHS will consider accepting graduate credits from other accredited institutions (up to 25% of academic credits may be transferred) provided they are consistent with your area of interest and meet USAHS standards. Please contact your enrollment advisor for further details. USAHS MOT graduates may receive 6 (six) credits toward their ppOTD.
International Students Applying for Admission
Foreign-trained candidates who do not require a student visa to participate in University courses and/or degrees can be considered for admission. To enter the ppOTD program the following will apply:
- The candidate must submit transcripts (original and a translated version, if applicable) and a credentialing evaluation from an agency recognized by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) that provide evidence of training at a level equivalent to that of a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy in the United States
- Be a graduate of a program in a country that is a member of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.