Alabama State University Approved to Offer Doctorate in Occupational Therapy

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has recently approved historically Black Alabama State University’s plan to offer a doctoral degree in occupational therapy.

Currently, there are five other occupational therapy doctoral programs in the state of Alabama. The new degree at Alabama State University will ensure its students receive up-to-date academic training, and allow the historically Black institution to maintain a competitive edge with other Alabama schools. Housed within the College of Health Sciences, the new doctoral program will begin admitting students for the Fall 2024 semester.

“Being granted our new doctoral degree in OT is a great accomplishment for the university and for its students in that it corresponds with our Strategic Plan/FOCUS 2030 to increase our graduate-level degree programs, and it enhances the base of knowledge for our students, which allows them to better serve their patients,” said Charlene Portee, dean of the College of Health Sciences.

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