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NKU is in the process of developing an Innovative learning environment focused on Excellence in Occupation-Centered Practice, Collaborative Engagement, Professionalism, and Leadership. Students will experience a cutting-edge curriculum. If you choose NKU, imagine yourself…

  • Engaging with faculty who nurture student critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, self-reflection, and professional growth.
  • Participating in high fidelity Level I Fieldwork simulations at NKU’s Center for Simulation Education, named one of the world's top-tier learning places for practicing real-life health care situations by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.
  • Collaborating with colleagues in over 5,200 square feet of lab space at the $105,000,000 Health Innovations Center.
  • Developing advanced leadership, marketing, and management skills with experts at the NKU Hail US Bank College of Business.
  • Co-operating interprofessionally to support and encourage the contributions of occupational therapists and other team member in optimizing client outcomes. Please explore the options at NKU for nurturing the occupational therapists inside you.

Applications are currently being accepted NOW for the cohort beginning January 2023 on a rolling admission basis. Applications are processed in the order received (first come first serve basis) with admission offers made within a month of submitting applications. Please see the admissions tab below for information on how to submit your application.

Northern Kentucky University has been granted Candidacy Status for an entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program from The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’S Telephone Number, C/O AOTA, IS (301) 652-AOTA, and its web address is

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