Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD)

Program Accreditation

Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) - Program Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation

West Coast University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission.

985 Atlantic Avenue, #100
Alameda, California 94501 

Programmatic Accreditation

West Coast University’s Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449.  Upon receiving full accreditation, this program’s graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT), Inc.  An individual will be considered an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR) following successful completion of the abovementioned exam.  Though most states require licensure in order to practice, the state licenses are usually contingent on successful passage of the NBCOT Certification Examination.  A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination as well as eligibility to obtain state licensure.   For further questions, one may reach ACOTE by phone c/o AOTA, at (301) 652-AOTA.  The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be reached at www.nbcot.org .

Top Program Benefits

  • Concentrated, full-time program completion in as little as 24 months or six trimesters
  • Two entry points per year
  • No online course
  • Simulation Center*
  • Sensory integration lab
  • Driving retraining simulator
  • Vision assessment lab
  • Interprofessional education
  • Low student-to-teacher ratio
  • Competitive tuition and fees

* At the Los Angeles main campus