Kean University

Occupational Therapy (OTD)


1000 Morris Avenue

Union, NJ 07083

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Occupational Therapy (OTD)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

By 2027, all new occupational therapists will require doctoral training. You can achieve that training now at Kean.

The 103-credit doctoral program in occupational therapy, designed for students who have earned a bachelor's degree in another field, goes beyond the basic curriculum in a master's degree program. The program provides additional training and expertise in specialized areas, such as clinical practice, research, administration, program and policy development, advocacy, education and/or theory development. 

Students successfully completing the program will be eligible to take the national certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be able to identify him- or herself as an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). All states, including New Jersey, require licensure in order to practice. State licenses are usually based on the successful passing of the NBCOT Certification Exam.

(Please note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to complete fieldwork, take the certification examination and/or attain state licensure.)


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Baccalaureate College—Liberal Arts

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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