Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

The  OTD degree program at UT Health San Antonio is an exciting curriculum that prepares graduates to be highly skilled and compassionate practitioners. Some strengths of the OT program include its affordable tuition; being part of an academic health center; and being located in vibrant, diverse San Antonio. 

Our entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) is designed to educate future occupational therapists to be leaders in the profession and health care. The OTD curriculum provides students with hands-on learning supported by theory and evidence-based practice so they are ready to excel in any practice setting they choose upon graduation.

The entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 510E Bethesda, MD  20814. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA.


  • Bachelor's degree completed by May of the enrollment year.
  • Complete program prerequisites by December
  • Overall GPA 3.0
  • Program prerequisites GPA 3.0

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Alyssa Ramirez

I chose to study OT because it perfectly combines client-centered practice, holistic care, and creativity into an occupation where we meet people where life is lived. It was one of the easiest decisions I have ever made.

Alyssa Ramirez