Quality Indicators

Our Mission

To prepare qualified occupational therapy assistants who provide optimum patient care through technical competency and professional conduct in the profession of an occupational therapy assistant.

Goal

Upon completion of the program, the graduates will be a competent entry-level generalist occupational therapy assistant.

Objectives

Upon completion of the program, students will demonstrate:

  • Professional behavior consistent with employer expectations as entry-level generalist occupational therapy assistants.
  • Deliver occupational therapy services to clients, focusing on the application of purposeful and meaningful occupation.
  • Deliver occupational therapy services to a variety of clients across the life span and to a variety of settings.

Accreditation

The occupational therapy assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) (www.acoteonline.org) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-2682. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination (www.nbcot.org). Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

NOTE: Students must complete Level II fieldwork within 18 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program.

Click here to see our ACOTE accreditation.

Graduation Year

Student Entering/Graduating

Graduation Rate

2012

8/8

100%

2013

13/14

93%

2014

14/16

88%

2015

20/23

87%

2016

17/20

94%

2017

16/18

89%

2018 16/18 88.9%

2019

25/25

100%

Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online athttps://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx

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