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The Doctor of Occupational Therapy 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.


Two-track Program

Radford University Carilion offers two tracks, education or administration, in our Doctor of Occupational Therapy program so you can match your education to your needs.


The Doctor of Occupational Therapy program at Radford University offers two tracks for students:

  • The Education Track provides students the opportunity to focus on teaching or providing skills and experiences to other Occupational Therapists. 
  • The Administration Track provides students with the opportunity to develop skills in organizational leadership and development. 

Admission Requirements

  • Completed Radford University Carilion graduate application
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree OT must also hold a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in a related Field of Study
  • Copy of current licensure as an OT
  • Resume or CV
  • Interview (online)
  • Essay on how you plan to utilize the OTD degree
  • Three references
  • Official transcripts from every institution you have attended


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.