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Shreveport Times

The Louisiana Board of Regents voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the creation of the first Doctorate of Occupational Therapy in Louisiana at LSU Health Shreveport School of Allied Health Professions.  This vote follows unanimous approval by the LSU Board of Supervisors at their April board meeting.

The first class will be admitted in May of 2022 with the last admission to the current Master’s of Occupational Therapy occurring in May of 2021. 

The first graduates of the doctoral OTD will occur in May of 2025.  At that time, graduates will be eligible to sit for the national licensure examination, the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).  The school’s Occupational Therapy program has had a 100% pass rate on the