​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)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
Phone number for AOTA is: 301-652-AOTA
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
800 South Frederick Avenue
Suite 200
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

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.


Graduation Rate
Year
Entered
Graduated
Grad Rate
2016
55
49
89%

2017

46 
44 
96%
​2018
44​​41
​93%
Total
145
134
92.4​%

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Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program


Accreditation Status

The University of Findlay's 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.

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

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