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The School of Occupational Therapy annually admits a class of 36-40 students to the professional entry level Doctorate (OTD), who begin study in August each year.

Before you begin the application process, please review the Minimum Application Requirements page to be sure you meet the minimum qualifications to be considered for admission to the OTD program.

Please check the Important Admission Dates page for the early admission deadline, regular admission deadline, and other dates that will help you as you apply for admission.

Application Procedure
OTCASThe School of Occupational Therapy receives applications for doctoral program admission and all applicant credentials exclusively through the Occupational Therapy College Application Service (OTCAS), provided by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This includes results from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The code for the School of Occupational Therapy at Belmont University with the GRE is 1203. More information is available at the GRE website. Full application instructions can be found on the Belmont University school page by clicking the "Participating Programs" link at

Interview Invitations
Eligible candidates will be invited for an interview with a faculty member. Opportunities for individual interviews are offered during scheduled dates.

Required After Acceptance
All candidates who submit an enrollment deposit must complete pre-matriculation requirements as directed in the months and weeks leading up to the first day of classes. Failure to complete requirements - such as registration, submission of health records, final official transcripts, and other such items - by communicated deadlines will result in withdrawal from the program. In addition, as an accepted student in the OTD program, you will be required to be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR for infant, child and adult) and first aid training. You will also be required to submit results of a criminal background check. Background check information will be mailed to you in the summer preceding your first semester.

We encourage you to first check our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you need additional assistance, our admissions coordinator, Sarah Schulte, will be happy to answer questions you may have. You can contact her at the phone number below or by email at

School of Occupational Therapy
Admissions 615-460-6798  |  Main 615-460-6700
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