Occupational Therapy

Virtual fair

Occupational Therapy Virtual Fair: August 3, 2016
Meet Admissions Teams & Faculty in a Live online event – Attend the Fair from Anywhere

To Learn More & Register: https://www.careereco.com/events/aota

  • Candidates will have the opportunity to connect real-time with 45+ OT and OTA programs without the hassle of leaving your home or office
  • You will meet School Representatives online via chat rooms during the event on August 3rd
  • Schools’ chat hours will be posted in advance (a camera is not required for the chat feature)


This is an easy way to find the OT or OTA program that is best for you. Give it a try!

Questions: send an email to aota@careereco.com or 770-980-0088

About us

Career opportunities in occupational therapy are steadily increasing. Develop the critical skills you’ll need to join this growing healthcare profession with an Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) from Northern Arizona University.

Northern Arizona University is the first public university in the state to establish an OTD program. This intensive, entry-level OTD program features up to six months of fieldwork plus an individualized 16 week residency to prepare for advanced roles in occupational therapy. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to work with clients across all stages of life in a wide range of settings.

The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education granted the university permission to accept its first class in fall 2014.  At its April 9-10, 2016 meeting, ACOTE reviewed the Report of On-Site Evaluation (ROSE) regarding the Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program at Northern Arizona University.  All Standards were found to be compliant and ACOTE voted to Grant a Status of Accreditation for a period of 7 years.

The OTD program is based at the 30-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus, where students have access to cutting-edge technology, facilities, and labs. 

"The NAU OT program will offer first-rate educational, service learning, practice scholar and fieldwork experiences culminating in an individualized 16-week residency to develop occupational therapists. Presenting transformative skills, beyond the generalist level, practice-scholar competencies in the areas of practice, research, administration, leadership, program and policy development, advocacy, education, and theory will predominate. As transformative practice scholars, our NAU OT graduates will demonstrate the requisite skills and habits to use and create evidence to support practice, to facilitate change through leadership as well as to think critically and creatively as practice innovators." Patricia Crist, ArizOTA Newsletter November 2013

News: NAU moves to ‘front edge’ of Occupational Therapy

Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx.