Occupational Therapy Schools in South Dakota


University of South Dakota

Department of Occupational Therapy
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069-2390

Program Director: Barb Brockevelt PhD
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Master’s degree
Avg. Class Size: 18-25
Phone: (605) 677-5000
Fax: 605-677-6745
Email: ot@usd.edu
Website: www.usd.edu/ot
Requirements: complete online application for admission through OTCAS, complete all prerequisite courses, bachelor’s degree, submit all official transcripts, submit GRE scores, attend personal interview, if accepted you will be asked to pay a $200 seat deposit, submit and pay for a criminal background check ($100) and attest, in writing, that you are able to perform the tasks outlined in the Essential Functions document

Founded in 1862, USD is South Dakota’s oldest university. Located in Vermillion, the school sits on a 321-acre campus and is nestled along the bluffs above the Missouri River in the southeast corner of South Dakota. One thing that stands out when compared to all other accredited institutions offering an occupational therapy program, is that USD has had a 100 percent pass rate on the NBCOT for the past six years straight. Faculty is nationally and internationally recognized, and the school gloats on the fact they have a 100 percent job placement rate. Tuition rates are approximately $300 per credit hour for residents of South Dakota, and $700 for out-of-state students.