Occupational Therapy 2027 Degree Mandate Clarification

You may have heard or read about occupational therapy moving towards a Doctorate’s degree for occupational therapists and a bachelor’s degree for occupational therapy assistants in 2027. I was under the impression that this was the case too. As this is a controversial issue, it seems that this is no longer the case.

Upon further research from a commenter pointing this out on social media, I found out on the ACOTE FAQ that there is no currently no mandate.

Sorry for the confusion!

Source: https://acoteonline.org/students-public/

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