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The Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program at Radford University Carilion is a post-professional terminal degree designed for currently practicing Occupational Therapists with interests in becoming educators, clinical leaders, program developers and/or clinical researchers. The program is offered in an online delivery format which allows the student flexibility in meeting both their professional and academic goals.

Why choose Radford University Carilion?


100% Online Program

This 8-semester program (part-time curriculum) is an entirely online program designed for working professionals. 


High-demand Field

There is a high demand for occupational therapists in education across the country. Graduates of the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program pursue careers such as: Educator, Clinical Leader, Program Developer and Clinical Researcher.


Clinical Specialization

Our Doctor of Occupational Therapy program offers the opportunity for mentoring and tailored coursework in your chosen practice specialty, through working with faculty experts in multiple practice areas allowing you to match your education to your needs.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed Radford University Carilion graduate application
  • Completed entry level degree in occupational therapy, either a master’s or bachelor’s degree (Applicants with an entry-level bachelor's degree in OT must also hold a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in a related field of study)
  • Statement of purpose 
  • Official transcripts from every undergraduate and graduate institution attended 
  • Copy of current licensure to practice as an occupational therapist
  • Resume or CV
  • Online interview
  • Two professional recommendations
  • Minimum of 6 months of practice as an occupational therapist at the time program begins


Radford University Carilion is authorized by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) to offer postsecondary education in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Radford University Carilion is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate, Baccalaureate, Masters, and Doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Radford University Carilion.