Occupational Therapy Program
The UNLV Occupational Therapy program provides graduates with the knowledge and skills required to become competent entry-level occupational therapists. This includes the ability to provide services as a direct care provider, consultant, educator, manager, leader, researcher, and advocate for the profession and the consumer. The program provides an evidence-based and sequenced curriculum that enables students to successfully achieve the competencies required for entry-level practice.
The UNLV Occupational Therapy program's vision is to provide outstanding student-centered occupational therapy education through an innovative curriculum and to be recognized nationally as a leading occupational therapy academic program for its’ contributions to research, education, and service.
Accredited OTD Program
The UNLV Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program has been granted pre-accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA®). ACOTE® is the accrediting agency for occupational therapy education and oversees the accreditation process for all new occupational therapy programs.
UNLV Academic Program Accreditation Information
For ACOTE® accreditation information, contact:
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®)
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, Maryland 20852-4929
Phone: 301-652-6611 x2042
If you need to contact the program/institution directly call 702-895-1811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification examination or to attain state licensure as an Occupational Therapist.
Exam Pass Rate
Find Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Database.
*Note: UNLV will not have data until 2023.
|Academic Year||Number of Students Admitted to Program||Number of Students Graduating||Percentage Rate|
*Data not available until 2023 when the first cohort graduates
|Academic Year||Number of Students Admitted to Program||Number of Students Passing Nbcot Exam Within 1 Year||Percentage Rate|
**Data not available until 2023 when the first cohort graduates
The UNLV Occupational Therapy Program is housed within the School of Integrated Health Sciences under the Department of Brain Health. Two Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) degrees are offered within the program.
Tuition and Fees
- UNLV Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Doctorate Cost Estimate (2020-2023)
- Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate Cost Estimate (2020-2023)
*Tuition, fees, and other charges subject to change. Please contact the UNLV Cashier’s Office for more information.
Disability Resource Center
Accepted students who have a documented disability and require accommodations should contact the UNLV Disability Resource Center.
Interested in the program?
For additional admissions information, contact:
Dr. Donnamarie Krause, PhD, OTR/L
Occupational Therapy Program Director
Interested in becoming a Fieldwork Educator?
For more information, contact:
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator