Doctor of Occupational Therapy

The Program in Occupational Therapy at LSU Health Shreveport has been approved by the LSU Board of Supervisors and the Louisiana Board of Regents to transition from a Master of Occupational Therapy to the Doctorate in Occupational Therapy. If granted approval by Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education, the program will begin accepting applications in July 2021 via the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service. The deadline to apply is October 15, 2021 with accepted students beginning coursework in May 2022. The Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) curriculum is a full time, 119 credit, 3-year program consisting of 89 didactic credits in the first 2 years, followed by 1 year (30 credits) of Level II fieldwork and a Capstone Experience Project. 

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About the OT Profession

Program at a Glance

Degree: Doctorate
Program length: 3 years
Class size: 26 students/year
Deadline to apply: Sept 15
Start term: Summer
Application: OTCAS


Student Admissions Office
(318) 813-2908

Occupational Therapy 
Department Office

Angie Collins, OT Coordinator
(318) 813-2950

The LSU Health Shreveport Doctor of Occupational Therapy program is in pre-candidacy status according to the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number, c/o AOTA, is 301.652.AOTA. For more information please visit

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