The Occupational Therapy program offers a graduate degree leading to a Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD). The Doctor of Occupational Therapy program has been granted Candidacy Status 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

The Doctor of Occupational Therapy program curriculum is comprised of 3 years (119 semester hours) of coursework on-campus at the LSU Health Sciences Center at Shreveport (LSUHSC-S), and off-campus at practice sites within and out of the state. Included in these semester hours are six months of Level II Fieldwork and a Capstone Experience.  All Level II Fieldwork must be completed within 24 months following completion of didactic course work.

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About the OT Profession

Program at a Glance

Degree: Doctorate
Program length: 3 years
Delivery: Full-time, on-site, live day classes
Class size: 26 students/year
Deadline to apply: Oct 15
Start term: Summer
Application: OTCAS

No GRE score is required for admission


Student Admissions Office
(318) 813-2908

Occupational Therapy 
Department Office

Connie Perkins, OT Coordinator
(318) 813-2950

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Doctor of Occupational Therapy