​​​Accreditation​​​

Master of Occupational Therapy Program


The Master of Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) located at:
ACOTE
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200​ 

North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929

Phone number for AOTA is: 301-652-6611
www.acoteonline.org

Graduates of the program will be eligible to take the certification examination administered by the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy  (NBCOT) located at:
NBCOT

One Bank Street​
Suite 300
Gaithersburg, MD 20878​


After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR).  Most states require a license in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based in part on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.  Some states might not license individuals with prior criminal records.  A criminal background check will be required of all students in the second professional year of the program.  In addition to potentially affecting licensure, a felony conviction may also affect an applicant's ability to participate in fieldwork or eligibility to sit for the NBCOT certification examination.  It is the applicant's responsibility to inquire about licensing and fieldwork requirements prior to enrolling in the MOT program. 

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


MOT ​Graduation Rate
Year
Entered
Graduated
Grad Rate
2019

59
54
92%
​2020

56
​54
​96%
​2021
​44
​41
​93%
Total
159
149
94%

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Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program


Accreditation Status

The University of Findlay’s entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program has been granted Accreditation with Conditions with a 7 year review cycle by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) 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-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org. 

 

Accreditation with Conditions granted following an initial on-site evaluation: The accreditation review process confirms that the program is in substantial compliance with the ACOTE Accreditation Standards for a Doctoral-Degree-Level. A program in substantial compliance with the Standards may have areas of concern with one or more specific Standards that are believed to be readily correctable with appropriate evidence provided within 60 days of ACOTE action or a monitoring report due within one year. Once the areas of concern are corrected, the accreditation status will be changed to Accreditation. At the time of ACOTE action to grant Accreditation or Accreditation with Conditions, ACOTE awards an accreditation period based on the following criteria: 5-year review cycles are the standard number of years for initial accreditation; and 7-year review cycles are granted to those programs that have no areas of noncompliance and have demonstrated exceptional educational quality.

 

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.



Projected Schedule
Inaugural students may apply to the program
2018
Students may be notified of acceptance into the program
2018
First class starts 
2019
First class begins Level ll Fieldwork
2021
ACOTE Accreditation Decision
2021
First class graduates
May 2022
NBCOT Certification Examination
2022



OTD Graduation Rate
All relevant data will be provided upon graduation of first cohort. 

Year
Entered
Graduated 
Grad Rate
2022

15 
-
-
​2023

28​​-​
-
​2024
17
-
-
Total
60​
-
-

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

For more information about the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program, please contact Amy Yeater at 419-434-6936 or [email protected]