Our graduates are occupation-centered and possess leadership, advocacy, critical thinking and professional reasoning skills that will enable them to serve and meet the occupational therapy needs of diverse communities.

In addition, graduates will have the necessary skills to work in a variety of settings—including rural healthcare settings—to meet the needs of those who are underserved in areas of health disparities. 

Transition to OTD Program

The Master of Occupational Therapy Program at Emory & Henry College School of Health Sciences is transitioning to an entry-level OTD program with the first cohort starting Fall 2020. The OTD program has received Candidacy from ACOTE. Applications for the MOT program are closed and the application process for the OTD program will open in July in OTCAS. 

Program performance data for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) National Certification Examination can be found at the following link:  https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx 

MOT Program:

The entry-level occupational therapy master’s 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.

OTD Program:

Emory & Henry College School of Health Sciences has received Candidacy for an entry-level doctorate (OTD) program from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). ACOTE is 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. The program must obtain Pre accreditation and then full accreditation over a three-year process. Once full accreditation is obtained then 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.

The Entry Level Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program is approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Direct Costs

  • Program admission acceptance deposit (100% applied to tuition): $500.00 (See below for how to make a deposit)

  • Program per semester tuition for students entering OTD program in Fall 2020: $9,391.00. Total tuition for year one of the OTD program (3 semesters) is $28,173.00. Total tuition for year two of the OTD program (3 semesters) is $28,173.00. Total tuition for year three of the OTD program (3 semesters) = $28,173.00. Total tuition for the entire OTD program (all 9 semesters combined) is $84,519.00*.

  • General College Fees: $200.00 (graduation fee).

  • College Technology Fee: $165 per semester

  • College Activities Fee (Student Government Association): $100 per semester

  • Textbooks: $2,500.00 (this cost is for all 9 semesters and only an estimate). 

  • Personal Laptop Computer (required): $800.00. The price of computers varies widely and depends on model and configuration. 

*Tuition rates for future cohorts may be subject to change; however, a cohort’s tuition rate will remain the same for the entirety of their program. * Fees may be subject to change at any time. 

See Indirect Costs and other detailed information