Accreditation and Program Outcomes

ACCREDITATION:

Entry-level Master of Science

The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (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 www.acoteonline.org. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (Program with Candidacy Status)

The entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (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 www.acoteonline.org. The program must have a preaccreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

GRADUATE OUTCOMES:

 Graduating Class Of
Students Entering/Graduating
Graduation Rate
2014 48/48 100%
2015 96/95 99%
2016 52/52 100%
Total Number of Program Graduates
196/195 99%

 

PROGRAM GRADUATES CERTIFICATION:

Students who successfully complete all requirements for the Post-baccalaureate Master of Science in Occupational Therapy are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for occupational therapists, administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Their address is: 12 South Summit Avenue, Suite 100, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4150. Phone: 301-990-7979.

 

NBCOT EXAM PASS RATES:

Year Number of NG Testing
Number of NG Passing
Percentage of NG who passed the exam
2014 48 48 100%*
2015 49 49 100%*
2016 95 94 99%*
Total 3-year 192 191 99%*

*New Graduate (NG) is defined as candidates testing within 1 year of graduation date, regardless of the number of attempts.

Note:

A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification exam or attain state licensure.  For more information contact NBCOT (address above) and the Arkansas State Medical Board at (501) 296-1802.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated 2.21.2017