36 months
23411 USD/year
23411 USD/year
6869 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Occupational Therapy program at University of Nevada, Las Vegas will have an initial cohort size of 36 students, and comprise 120 credit hours of graduate level classroom, fieldwork, and research learning activities.

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The coursework will be offered during three consecutive semesters each year for three years. Students in the Occupational Therapy program at University of Nevada, Las Vegas will be eligible to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam after successfully completing all coursework and fieldwork.

The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association has granted candidacy status to the Occupational Therapy Program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) degree, students should be prepared to:

  • Demonstrate professional behaviors on Level I fieldwork as measured by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Level I Fieldwork Competency Evaluation for OT and OTA Students (2017) and as outlined in the Program Handbook of the UNLV OTD Program.
  • Engage in the ethical practice of occupational therapy as outlined by the AOTA Code of Ethics (2015) as measured on the Self-Assessment of Professional Behavior during each Professional Development Seminar class.
  • Achieve entry-level competence in clinical practice as measured by achieving a score of at least 122 points on the AOTA Fieldwork Performance Evaluation (2002).
  • Select and pursue leadership and advocacy activities through the use of an annual Professional Development Plan.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Neuroscience for Occupational Therapy
  • Functional Movement Kinesiology with Lab
  • Occupational Therapy Practice I with Adults/Older Adults
  • Evidence-Based Practice I Quantitative Research
  • Teaching and Learning I

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Students applying to the OTD program have an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited academic institution with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The degree may be in any area of study as long as the student has successfully completed the following pre-requisite coursework:

  • Statistics (1 course)
  • Biology (2 courses)
  • Anatomy & Physiology (2 courses) with labs
  • Psychology (3 courses - Introductory, Developmental & Abnormal)
  • Anthropology or Sociology (1 course)

Tuition Fee

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    23411 USD/year
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  • National

    23411 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23411 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    6869 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6869 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1430 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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