Master of Occupational Therapy
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 (OTD). Beginning with the 2021-2022 admissions cycle, LSU Health Shreveport is no longer accepting applications to the Master of Occupational Therapy program. If granted approval by Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education, LSU Health Shreveport will be accepting applications for the OTD program for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle with the first classes beginning May 2022.
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The Master of Occupational Therapy degree program at the LSU Health Shreveport School of Allied Health Professions prepares students to meet the challenges of today’s healthcare system. Our record of 100% pass rate on the NBCOT board exam, successful fieldwork placement at prestigious sites all over the country and our above national average on knowledge exams demonstrates our commitment to student-centered instruction.
The Occupational Therapy 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.
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 graduate will be an occupational therapist, registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of The NBCOT certification examination. A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.
LSU Health Shreveport strives to cultivate a diverse and inclusive culture that supports equity, acceptance, and respect for the differences in others. The institution is committed to achieving excellence in fulfilling its mission by utilizing the rich talents of individuals who contribute different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to the work and learning environment and who reflect the varied populations of Louisiana. As such, the institution adopts a definition of diversity that embraces a broad spectrum of human expression and characteristics that include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, gender/gender identity, social and cultural attributes, abilities, sexual orientation, religion, rural or metropolitan background, military or veteran status, and age. In addition, diversity also includes life experiences, record of service, and other talents and personal attributes that enhance the work and learning atmosphere. LSU Health Shreveport is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse community through the recruitment, enrollment, hiring, and retention/graduation of students, faculty, staff, and leadership who meet this definition of diversity.