The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) announced Thursday that its School of Occupational Therapy has been granted candidacy status for the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program.
As a result, the institution may officially admit students for the inaugural class that begins in January of 2022.
Candidacy applications are submitted and reviewed by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). ACOTE’s final report stated that “no areas of concern” were noted by the accrediting body.
“The ACHE OT faculty and staff are experts in occupational therapy practice and education. They are committed to the OT profession and the individuals it serves,” said Kyle D. Parker, president and CEO of ACHE. “ACHE OT is dedicated to providing a program that will produce occupational therapy practitioners who are equipped to be leaders in healthcare.”
The ACHE OT program will begin in January with 36 students.