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). Students will be admitted into the program after Candidacy is received. 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 The program must obtain Candidacy, then Preaccreditation 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).

Emory & Henry College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Emory & Henry College.

Accreditation also ensures that courses taken and degrees earned through Emory & Henry College will be accepted by other accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.