Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DrOT)
Nova Southeastern University

Program Details

The online Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DrOT) is designed to fulfill the necessary formal education to prepare professional occupational therapists for leadership positions.  The curriculum delves into core concepts and best practices for traditional service arenas while building on the already learned foundations of Master’s degrees to develop and enhance each student’s personal abilities of best practices.  Graduates will serve as consultants to business and industry and the judicial, educational, or health care systems, as well as move into positions of influence for public policy decisions that impact the occupation.

Learning Pace


% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Nova Southeastern University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Applicants must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from a regionally accredited university and be eligible to practice within one year of starting the program.
  • Students must attend 2-3 day on-campus sessions each semester.