The Future of Occupational Therapy Is Here

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Our 3+3 B.S./O.T.D. program allows you to earn your bachelor’s in exercise science (with a minor in neuroscience and psychology) and doctorate in occupational therapy with a specialization in leadership in just six years—saving you a full year of additional study and tuition costs.

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You're entering a diverse occupation, and our program will expose you to the full breadth and depth of the field. A specialization in leadership is baked into our innovative curriculum, and additional specializations in social justice, innovation, neurodiversity, and trauma informed care can be attained through graduate electives.

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We'll work with you to build a learning plan that meets your needs and fuels your passions. Our curriculum features a leadership and mentoring program with top clinicians, leaders, and businesses in the field, and our faculty experts are as relatable as they are experienced. You'll benefit from intensive one-on-one time with them beginning in your first year.

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As a 3+3 student at King’s, you’ll learn to identify and use evidence-based practice, critical inquiry, and clinical reasoning to serve an ever diverse and dynamic world—using leadership, advocacy, and ethics in everything you do. 

Our “learn by doing” philosophy is built on transformational instruction. Years one through three are spent building an unshakeable foundation, during which you’ll learn the essentials of the OT profession. Beginning in year four, OT becomes the focus as you identify and pursue your unique path into the profession. Extensive fieldwork, a doctoral capstone, and individual mentorship provide the professional preparation you need to hit the ground running after graduation.



  • Responsive occupation-based interventions
  • Excellence through innovation
  • Clinical curiosity and reasoning
  • Leadership, advocacy, and scholarship in everyday practice



  • Social justice
  • Interprofessional and community collaboration
  • Reflective practice
  • Dynamic and diverse nature of occupations across the lifespan

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King’s College has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) for an entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program. The program must have a pre-accreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR).

In addition, all states require licensure to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure. Students must complete 24 weeks of Level II fieldwork as well as an individual 14-week capstone experience within 24 months following the completion of the didactic portion of the program. The doctoral capstone experience must be started after completion of all coursework and Level II fieldwork as well as completion of preparatory activities defined in 2018 ACOTE OTD Standard D.1.3.

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association is located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA, and its web address is