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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Occupational Therapy, O.T.D - Radford University Carilion Campus

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Occupational Therapy, DOT

Program Director

Amy M Wix, OTD, OTR/L
Assistant Professor, online DOT Program
540- 985-8594 (Office)
304-575-1245 (Cell)


The mission of the Radford University Carilion Occupational Therapy program is to develop post professional occupational therapists that are leaders in the field.


Upon completion of the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Apply and integrate occupation based models and theories in professional practice settings.
  2. Implement and integrate evidence based models of practice in general and specialty areas.
  3. Analyze and address issues related to participation, rights and culture of all individuals and communities.
  4. Employ effective collaborative leadership skills across practice settings.
  5. Explore issues and solutions related to clinical education and supervision.
  6. Conduct a research study/ scholarly project and disseminate results to a professional audience.

Admissions Requirements

All applicants for the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DOT) will complete and submit their application through the online Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS).

  • Completed Jefferson College OTCAS application
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy ( Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree OT must also hold a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in a related Field of Study)
  • Copy of current licensure as an OT
  • Resume or CV
  • Interview (on-line)
  • Essay on how you plan to utilize the DOT degree
  • Three references
  • Official transcripts from every institution you have attended

Program Requirements

The DOT Program does require that students own a computer; and have wi-fi/internet capabilities, communication, tests and assignments often utilize e-mail and Blackboard. Students do need access to a computer with Microsoft Word & Internet access during the semester.

Graduation Requirements

All courses listed in the DOT Program of study should be taken in the sequence as listed. ALL courses must receive a passing grade (B- or better) in order to continue enrollment . Students are required to successfully complete the first year of study before advancing 70 to the second year. The summer session is considered part of the first year. Students enrolled in the DOT Program must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0. Students who fail to maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 will be placed on academic probation. A student may receive a grade BELOW a “B -” in only two (2) courses throughout their entire enrollment in the DOT program as long as a GPA of 3.0 is maintained.. Upon receiving the third grade Below a “B -” the student will be immediately dismissed from the program. A student dismissed from the program is not eligible to reapply to this program. Student may require CITI training, based on their research project design.

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